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Whill
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2023 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Requested username: Malek13

Describe your Star Wars fandom. : The best

What attracts you to Star Wars D6?/Why do you like it? : For power

How did you find The Rancor Pit? : Google

Their fandom is "the best". Probably because of all the "power" they get from SWD6. Unlimited power! Palpatine

And that last question is about worthless, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2023 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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username: Lilian Debry

fandom: Best place

why_like: Power

how_found: Google

Hmm, something familiar about this request. I guess he hasn't run out of email addresses to try.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2023 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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username: haoxiuyun

fandom: haoxiuyun

why_like: INTREINTER

how_found: ONLINE

You misspelled hoax.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2023 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got this request twice.

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username: Koran

fandom: Boba Fett

why_like: BobaFett

how_found: Google

Boba Fett BobaFett No No NoNo
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2023 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Requested username: jackiesmith5

Describe your Star Wars fandom. : Starkiller

What attracts you to Star Wars D6?/Why do you like it? : starkiller

How did you find The Rancor Pit? : google

I'm the spamkiller.

Has anyone even statted out Starkiller base? Laughing
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username: michaelharbert

fandom: Starkiller

why_like: nice

how_found: best

This was likely the prior guy trying again with a different email address, which already hit a spam reporting site last week. When will you learn?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2023 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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username: <redacted>

email: <redacted>

fandom: <redacted>

why_like: digital marketing

how_found: digital marketing

I never show the email addresses but I redacted more in this case because the fandom answer was the email address and username was the beginning of the email address, which has already hit spam reporting from other sites. Digitally market this!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2023 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've started getting more registration requests like the one above, except that they just put the name of the product they selling as the username and the bottom three questions, almost as if they just hope I will post it here so it is still getting visibility on the web. I will obviously not be sharing those here at all and just following the reject/report process.

I've also noticed a few of insidious ones that put realistic answers so I create the account and register them. Then they activate their account, log in once, and quietly update their profile with their product's website, which is then visible (with an active link) on the Memberlist. When discovered these I removed the website URL and banned their accounts. I went back as far as when I became admin of this site to confirm there are no more accounts from recent years sitting here with spammer websites. I will periodically be looking for this going forward since I can't weed these out up front.

Spam is the devil! Evil or Very Mad


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username: jzlnellis21

fandom: galaxy

why_like: 1999

how_found: head left up the vines and into the little mineshaft to your left

He has a galactic fandom because of TPM? Rolling Eyes

The 'how found' answer is apparently a game guide suggestion for finding or defeating the rancor in the Jedi: Survivor game. This apparently non-native English-speaker tried to come up with things that he thought might fly. From quick internet searches the same username and email address are posted in many internet forums on various subject matters, and the user is presenting themselves as a company that sells generic ED pills out of Australia (I did not click on any links). I have family living in Australia and they all have a much better command of the English language than this guy, lol.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2023 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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username: 'salut

fandom: i love it

why_like: all

how_found: by google

The email address domain refers to some company in Belgium, and the email address shows up in google searches as spammed around the internet.

Au revoir.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2023 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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username: harrysmith12

fandom: Lightsaber

why_like: Jedi

how_found: google

The email address hit spam reporting. Roll strength to resist 5D damage.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2023 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"American website always use name plus number. List of American names..."


username: Mary9

fandom: Eric2

why_like: Billy1

how_found: Nancy5


"There. I submit registration request. Now I wait. Website will grant me access and I spam Americans."

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2023 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After reading that I truly regret that the pit has no facepalm emote. Then, the truly sinister occurred to me - was this some script kiddy following a list of instructions too closely...or an attempt to prompt an AI script that failed epicly?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2023 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KageRyu wrote:
After reading that I truly regret that the pit has no facepalm emote. Then, the truly sinister occurred to me - was this some script kiddy following a list of instructions too closely...or an attempt to prompt an AI script that failed epicly?

AI is not new. It is just advancing into new areas. Bots that attempt to register to forums have existed since long before I took over the Pit. We have protections in place to prevent both live spammers and bots from registering.

Despite my jokes with this one, it is possible it could have been a bot too. Some of the registrations that answer the questions with answers that are vaguely Star Wars related could be live spammers with a poor command of English, or more advanced AI trying to sound relevant.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2024 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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username: michelsmith9

fandom: ashoka tano

why_like: ashoka tano

how_found: google

Of course, the email address has already hit spam reporting. Snip!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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username: HarryPotter69

fandom: jadai

why_like: jadai

how_found: internet

Everte Statum, jadai scum!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will I be reported if I write SPAM SPAM SPAM?

I still LOVE this section of the Pit, mostly the "comments" left in the posts on the spammers user name or otherwise Embarassed
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