Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 1, 2012, 9:56 a.m. EST by Thrasymaque
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
Iv'e developed scripts to counter attack spam and conspiracy theory postings. My counter attack will commence sometime in the next 10 hours.
The counter attack will consist of labeling spam and conspiracy theory postings with a short encoded mark automatically published in the comments of said postings. This will permit moderators to employ SQL to delete these postings with one database query. I will send the algorithm to decode my markings to jart and the moderators.
The step above will bump spam and theory conspiracy postings on top of the pile. I will then run another script to bump good posts back to the top thereby instantly sinking spam and theory conspiracy postings to the bottom where they belong.
This procedure is automated and takes about 2 minutes to run. I will run it each time the forum gets dirty.
You can help by posting URLs to good posts in the comments of this page. I need a collection of such URLs for my scripts. An example of a URL for a good post is:
I'm also working on a script to collect the IPs of these spammers. I will implement it in the next few days. Once I have a list of their IPs, I will send it to jart and the moderators so they can ban the regions these spammers are from.
This counter-attack presents a certain risk for myself. The moderators might be angry and ban me. Worse, the spammers might try to counter-attack and install a virus on my machine. I have taken precautions against the latter risk and will be conducting my attack from an old machine I normally do not use. I will also be using another username and session_id when conducting my attack.
If you have ideas or want to provide some assistance, please contact me by private message, or publish a comment on this page. If you have a private server, I would be more than happy to share my scripts so that you can actively participate in this counter attack.