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Happy birthday, Spam-Eating Bot!

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Hey, everybody!

The bot I wrote to delete spam from GameTabs is one year old today! (Yippee!)

To date, it has eaten 4039 individual spams from 1597 accounts.

  → That's 11 spams/day! ←

 

To celebrate, I've put together a little poem from spams the bot has found over the last year:

The several demerits of the web
  POWERFLUSH YOUR CENTRAL Increased temperatures SYSTEM
  Typically Kinky Gadgets For Elder Chicks
which is developed for maximum forgiveness.

That is all.

開けないエンド江井赤;絵オネイな刷毛なえきえんぢおあななな

corntastic

Joined: Aug 09 2013

開けないエンド江井赤;絵オネイな刷毛なえきえんぢおあななないえのぇおのゃょゅらりるれろ, らりるれろ、らりるれろ

How does it work? Does it prescreen or does it delete after its been posted, as I've presumed a mod had been doing?

It deletes them after they're

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

It deletes them after they're posted. You'll see spams appear now and then and disappear. Most of those are eaten by the bot, but occasionally a few make it through. (When they stick around for more than a minute or so, that means a mod had to delete them by hand.)

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Auriplane!!

Happy belated birthday

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

Happy belated birthday bot-chan. It's the 16th here already sadly.
I have enough fingers to count the amount of bot/spam posts I've seen in 2013, so it's been very efficient. GJ auri.

Super effective d(^-^)bI

iamHoustonian

You don’t need to see my identification…

Location: Jacksonville, Fl

Joined: Oct 03 2011

Super effective d(^-^)b

I always see names like this one on right now - qiraqodtoqu329a - posting ridiculous stuff like "How to remove foot fungus from your hands!" haha

I picture Jailbot from Super Jail obliterating the spammers haha

So it is a bot that does it?

Basisti94

Location: Turku, Finland

Joined: Aug 18 2012

So it is a bot that does it? That's pretty neat :D

Yeah, I got tired of doing it

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Yeah, I got tired of doing it by hand, so I wrote a bot to do it last year :-)

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Auriplane!!

Sometimes I'm glad I don't

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Sometimes I'm glad I don't have to do it by hand. The bot has eaten a hundred spams in the last few hours!

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Auriplane!!

Ah don't you just love

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Ah don't you just love scripting auriplane... well when it works. lol Debugging code is like the 8th level of hell for me.

Happy Bday spam bot!

Keep up the good work botty,

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

Keep up the good work botty, you're doing great!

This bot kicks aqua poney's

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

This bot kicks aqua poney's ass !
Happy birthday to him ! (or is it a girl ?)

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I do VGM covers and stuff at https://www.youtube.com/c/hashel

Your poem is like Haiku on

musenji

Joined: Feb 02 2010

Your poem is like Haiku on steroids!

Happy birthday spambot!

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And then I realized that the chord progression from Chrono Cross's Another World is the same progression as the chorus from Peace of Mind by Boston, and life was never quite the same.

The bot's been deleting a lot

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

The bot's been deleting a lot more spam this year. Here's a monthly breakdown:

     90 2013-01
    106 2013-02
     75 2013-03
     24 2013-04
     52 2013-05
    621 2013-06
    818 2013-07
    355 2013-08
    384 2013-09
    244 2013-10
    209 2013-11
    471 2013-12
   1410 2014-01
    821 2014-02
   1969 2014-03
   5413 2014-04
   3461 2014-05
   2875 2014-06
   3258 2014-07
   5818 2014-08
    911 2014-09

The peak was 397 in one day (July 31, 2014). 200/day would be a pretty average day for 2014.

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Auriplane!!

I thought it had been

hslesperance

Location: Walpole, MA

Joined: Aug 10 2008

I thought it had been particularly heavy lately. Thanks so much for making this auri!!! Deleting all that manually is a pain, even just the few that get past the bot.

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My Original Songs - https://soundcloud.com/hslesperance

whoa over 5000 in both April

iamHoustonian

You don’t need to see my identification…

Location: Jacksonville, Fl

Joined: Oct 03 2011

whoa over 5000 in both April and August? damn must be something about those "A" months that make the spammers wanna test beast-bot chomp chomp :D

5k is insane, what the hell..

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

5k is insane, what the hell..

Hey even programmers get

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Hey even programmers get bored in summer! Although it's not a good thing in that regard. lol

I made the bot smarter

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I made the bot smarter recently.

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Auriplane!!

Your bot is self-aware? OMG

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Your bot is self-aware?

OMG it's the Singularity!

I'd love to see the code, I'm

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

I'd love to see the code, I'm an ok web developer and that kind of skill would be useful to me. I'm rather fluent in PHP, what scripting language are you using?

Re: I made the bot smarter

Ennea

humhum..

Location: Germany

Joined: Apr 09 2010

auriplane said

I made the bot smarter recently.

Will he start writing tabs soon ?