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Really Dumb Question About Banning

ben909

vaporeon with Axolotl gill array as neck fin
I think its because the list sees them as online for a time after their last contact... but could be wrong
 

Primal the Lycanroc

Maxwell the Fennec
I'm assuming this, don't count my word for it though.

I'm pretty sure they could mark than person as banned, but it could remain as to let others know that this person is banned. Possibly. Not too sure on that one.
 

Primal the Lycanroc

Maxwell the Fennec
I was wondering if they could still see the forums even if they are banned? I'm just guessing XD
I'm sure they can't, maybe. Possibly when someone is banned, they are booted from the site as a whole, with either no returning, or just no involvement in any conversations or general topics here. That's a longshot though, dunno for sure.
 

Kuroserama

Just a fox.
Who knows XD
I just thought maybe they can see but they just can't talk or post things lol
I feel like the banned users probably just view the site like a Guest (someone who's not logged in). I think their account is banned, but I don't think the IP gets banned. Even if it was, there are easy ways around that, too.

This is just my own speculation.
 

Yav

wig snatcher
Pretty sure certain IP / EMAILS associated with spambot accounts are banned, therefore, the accounts get banned upon creation, but it still counts them as "online" (most likely viewing the member registration page)
When you're banned, it blocks you from accessing any page while logged into the account for the reason you were banned for.
You can still go to any available page, but it won't count your activity in the member listing and you won't be able to view it (same with alerts / conversations, you'll be able to see you have them and view what they are, but you won't be able to see the page when clicking on them).
 

Punji

Vaskebjørn
If you mean the brown names in the online members box, I think it might be because most if not all of them are bots that get banned as soon as they're created. So they were "recently" online.
 

Kuroserama

Just a fox.
I don’t understand what the end game is for making bots on a site like this. If they didn’t get banned, what would these bots do? Are they just maliciously bogging down the site? Do they solicit? Is someone just that bored?

I have so many questions...
 

Primal the Lycanroc

Maxwell the Fennec
I don’t understand what the end game is for making bots on a site like this. If they didn’t get banned, what would these bots do? Are they just maliciously bogging down the site? Do they solicit? Is someone just that bored?

I have so many questions...
A good question. Wonder if anyone will answer that one logically, and I do mean that. Bots are quite the plague nowadays.
 

quoting_mungo

Well-Known Member
Spambots basically function by finding whatever sort of software they’ve been configured for (a specific forum software, a Wordpress site, a MediaWiki site, etc) and automatically creating accounts/making posts/comments/pages with whatever it is they’re set up to post about.

The people running them don’t really expect the spam posts to generate business/traffic directly, but search engines tend to promote results that are linked to on many pages. It’s basically a form of (disruptive) search engine optimization.
 

Frank Gulotta

Send us your floppy
Is it just me or is it that every time I look at one of these banned profiles- they are always over the age of 40? At least from what I've seen XD
It's their facebook template. You don't think FAF is significant enough for spambots to make a specific template to spam it do you?
 

ben909

vaporeon with Axolotl gill array as neck fin
Next picture to suggest to nexus is the admins playing wack a bot (like wack a mole)
 
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