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BOT DESTRUCTION THREAD

11 months ago
Commended by mizal on 3/31/2023 4:35:16 PM

In recent years, bots have been a pretty normal part of CYS. It's not uncommon to notice one making a terrible attempt at a thread reply with a "hidden" link, in the dead of night, when it thinks everyone is asleep (but I refuse to sleep).

A little while back, Sent went on a literal nine-hour or so journey to whack as many of these foul creatures as he physically could, before he valiantly swore off the newfound addiction. I'm happy to say that the resident penguin admin has cut back to just a few bots a month.
Anyway, for the past couple of days, I've been using Google to pile up a list of whatever bots I could find. It's surprisingly easy if you use the right words- "casino" yielded a lot of results, in particular. The sad part is that these bots are almost always on the first page of Google, some even being the very first result. Even more reason to have them destroyed.

So, disclaimer, you shouldn't click on any of the links from the profiles on this list. Don't listen to the promises of power tools and online Australian gambling.

1. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Thershe
2. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=jubair32
3. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=paultartt
4. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=wingyap
5. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Hookedonglam
6. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=clicktesterr
7. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=paul1allen
8. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=5staressays
9. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=mad320
10. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Tweetboost
11. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=hannahshw
12. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=stivvv
13. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=CourseworkTip
14. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=bojo2112jon
15. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=elevation02
16. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Propertyturkey023
17. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=joocasino
18. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=rizaklark
19. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=stevebuttler
20. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Jameart
21. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Kinum
22. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=lorde
23. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=henny123
24. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Ablat
25. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=kanejordy
26. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=nigelcookson
27. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=erikpeterson
28. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=miamiclub
29. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=dorishall
30. https://chooseyourstory.com/member/?username=jainapraudmund
31. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=safeabortionpharma
32. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=MarianDavis
33. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=Harry135
34. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=bestedpills
35. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=devilleo
36. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=jimtom
37. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=pokiesparlour
38. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=yukon
39. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=johnnykash
40. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=ozwincasino
41. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=pokiezcasino
42. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=casimba
43. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=sterantotuck
44. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=shawnleblanc
45. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=winneramacasino
46. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=vmedicaclinics
47. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=hiimamor88
48. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=bobcasino
49. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=irvinkelley
50. https://chooseyourstory.com/Member/?Username=MilysKate
Death to the bots, glory to Cystia.

BOT DESTRUCTION THREAD

11 months ago

Might need a system in place that uhh, trips up bots at the stage in which before they even make their accounts? 

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10 months ago
We've had captcha in place ever since that one kid spammed us with accounts, which did seem to help. I think we're using an older version of it though, so if bots have improved we could up the version.

Its also possible some of these bots are third worlders paid in rice to make an account with a spam link. Only real way to prevent that is have some sort of approval process before then can use an account.

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10 months ago
They're usually Indian and Pakistani IPs, I don't know if any of them are actually bots. Ford doxxed one of them, and there's been a pattern of one account testing whether links work and then another showing up to flood them.

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10 months ago
Yeah, that makes it more tough. Short of just not allowing those regions to make an account all you could really do is restrict posting until we do some sort of manual verfication or something.

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10 months ago
Oh no, we couldn't block India! They've given us so much.

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11 months ago
Commended by mizal on 3/31/2023 4:35:27 PM

Killed them all (I think)

Though I probably should have just promoted Sherb to do it.

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11 months ago

Props to Sherbert for fighting the good fight!

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11 months ago

Props to him getting promoted to admin.

(Wish I'd just done that in the first place)

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11 months ago

Dang, didn't see! Props for that too!

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11 months ago
Your great service, and your years of unassuming wholesomeness and all the cute cats you share and that weird thing where you actually read storygames has been noted and duly rewarded.

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11 months ago

Oh wow, I definitely wasn't expecting that, thank you!
I will use these powers for good, and occasional evil when appropriate. Glory to CYS!

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11 months ago

Another inauguration, woohoo! Sherb, now the comments can finally be commended, praise be for the new saviour! 

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11 months ago

Congrats.

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11 months ago

Don't do anything I would do, or did when I had the one of the esteemed chairs.

However if you do, please say whichever action you did was inspired by me. 

Thanks and congrats.

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11 months ago

Congratulations! You definitely deserved it. 

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11 months ago

Congrats Sherb. If anyone deserves this, it's you.

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11 months ago
Congrats! The reforms gradually being being brought upon the site have really set it into a new state. May your reign be illustrious and lasting.

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11 months ago

A victory for the website

Bot Season is Over!

10 months ago
Commended by mizal on 4/17/2023 7:16:32 AM

One ascension to godhood and a two week hunt through the database later, and I think I got them all- CYStia is a botless realm, at the time of this post (barring Larimar, I'd never purge him). It is my hope that generations of CYStians both present and future will now never have to worry about the threat of online casinos and fake cookie clicker links.

The final number of purged bots is 1099.

Probably the worst part of the job was when I pulled up the carpet and about fifteen bots, all claiming to be named Robert, came crawling out.

Anyway, it's extremely late now, so I shall turn the tism off and go to bed. Goodnight.

Bot Season is Over!

10 months ago

Praise be to Sherb!

For the glory of CYStia!

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10 months ago
Your country thanks you for your service.

Although just nuking India and Pakistan might have been more efficient.

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10 months ago
Oh god, yesterday it was but in the ~600’s. That was some terrifying efficiency. Praise be, the land of cystia is finally clean!

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10 months ago

You are doing great work for us all.

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10 months ago

Thanks Sherb. I don't know how you havn't driven yourself insane yet, but keep up the good work. 

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10 months ago

There's a reason people are being named after you, nice job! May you rest easy knowing that you have destroyed the worst kind of insurgents.

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10 months ago

All hail Sherb, the Destructor of Bots!