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7/19/2004 1:49:42 PM
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Extra Extra!: Spam Attack in the Near Future! Halo 2 is to blame!

Alrighty, alrighty don't move this post! It's not really Halo 2 related. It's more on the fact of Bungie... From what I have seen, once Halo 2 comes out EVERYONE (or a great deal of you) will buy it that week, go home and play it. I'm not too sure about the mods, where they live and when H2 comes out to their country, but it's on the same line..that's the problem. With most (or all) of the moderators out, who will protect these happy little fourms? Even if 1 or 2 mods come on that day the spam arrives. It's not a promise that they will be on all day (or night) to protect it. I know the trolls aren't the smartest thing in the world, but they have teamed up before...who's to say they won't do it again? I think to protect Bungie on that is to lock it down for a few days. Or get some "Mini-Mods" that could stand guard...etc. etc. etc. Keeping b.net safe, (with warnings!) VII Toast
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  • It means "I owned him big time, he got's uber pwned like a baseball bat" oops, my bad...I play Halo PC to much...
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  • I was in a flame war once, stopped after 3 minutes, I saw how stupid and retarded it was. The other guy went on for a month saying "I owned him big time, he got's uber pwned like a baseball bat"... Still today I wonder what that means.. - Trigun
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  • I think he means that's how long it would take for a flame war to start. -Baerdog7
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Abolitionofman [b]We'd have to wait at least 30 minutes (assuming no moderators are present) to see anything happen.[/b] [/quote] What would happen in thirty min? hrm.
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  • As I see it, it just seems like it would be no different from any other day a spammer came on the forums. We'd have to wait at least 30 minutes (assuming no moderators are present) to see anything happen. In which case, I'm sure most Bungie employees will also be scanning the forums from time to time to make sure nothing extremely wrong is happening i.e. a huge flux in membership and posts might crash the system, etc. So, I'm not overly worried although it would be cool if the mods had blocking powers.
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  • [color=crimson]Please kill Davester.[/color]
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  • If we had enough mods (we don't) I would suggest that one mod cover the Flood at all times, as its troll heavon right now... especially davestar... He lags my computer by double-quadrupale posting 10,000 character posts.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Banshee Barron Hey toast, your sig somehow lags up my computer- and I have a fairly fast one. Could you consider changing some of those characters that you have at the bottom of it? It would help when I'm scrolling down threads you've responded to.[/quote] Ah I might.....maybe as a birthday present.....pay more attention to it. You don't know what will happen ;)
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Trigun T7R Seriusly, if you don't have H2 on November 9th you are either: A. One of the suckers that bought the Deluxe Edition. B. Live in the UK (feal for ya guys...) C. One poor idiot.. D. T-wizzy (some people know him as the biggest n00b ever) - Trigun[/quote] Or, you are like me and play Halo on the PC and must wait for the computer version of Halo 2. :( If I'm not busy with marching band on Nov. 9, I'll probably spen some time of the forums looking for trolls and spammers. Not that I could actually do anything against them. -Baerdog7 P.S. I [i]have[/i] seen the some of the British Royal Guards move when I was in London a few years back. P.P.S. I've been gone for a month working at Camp Geronimo (Boy Scout camp in Arizona) and it is great to be back to a cable internet connection.
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  • Hey toast, your sig somehow lags up my computer- and I have a fairly fast one. Could you consider changing some of those characters that you have at the bottom of it? It would help when I'm scrolling down threads you've responded to.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] VII Toast [b]From what I hear[/b] is the oh-so-deadly IP banning :-p "Run spammers, [i]run![/i] Point lees taken, it is true that it is not going to be a big deal, just pointing to the help file. What if the spammers don't know about this idea? Hmmmmm, damn. I think I fed the trolls.....might want to close this down..gives people ideas, no?[/quote] What I heard wasn't true..thx for clearing that up.
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  • We'll never use IP banning - it doesn't work.
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  • From what I hear is the oh-so-deadly IP banning :-p "Run spammers, [i]run![/i] Point lees taken, it is true that it is not going to be a big deal, just pointing to the help file. What if the spammers don't know about this idea? Hmmmmm, damn. I think I fed the trolls.....might want to close this down..gives people ideas, no?
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  • [color=crimson]Now, which person in the flood has been spamming lately? Ah yes, Davester, Master Grunty, and RickJames/Lone Ranger. These guys have been around since the dawn of time it seems, and they won't go away. So anytime you feel the need to use these "new tools" you speak of, go ahead.[/color]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Banshee Barron [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] VII Toast Alrighty, alrighty don't move this post! It's not really Halo 2 related. It's more on the fact of Bungie... From what I have seen, once Halo 2 comes out EVERYONE (or a great deal of you) will buy it that week, go home and play it. I'm not too sure about the mods, where they live and when H2 comes out to their country, but it's on the same line..that's the problem. With most (or all) of the moderators out, who will protect these happy little fourms? Even if 1 or 2 mods come on that day the spam arrives. It's not a promise that they will be on all day (or night) to protect it. I know the trolls aren't the smartest thing in the world, but they have teamed up before...who's to say they won't do it again? I think to protect Bungie on that is to lock it down for a few days. Or get some "Mini-Mods" that could stand guard...etc. etc. etc. Keeping b.net safe, (with warnings!) VII Toast[/quote] We could hire some more mods! [i]Like that's giong to happen.[/i] Alright, I'll cut right to the point. The entire mod system is flawed. An attack in November 10 would be no worse than the almost weekly attacks we receive on the weekends. Once the weekend begins spammers know that they cannot be banned until the Bungie Employees return. Simply said, the mods need banning powers to fix the problem. Ah yes, recent developments at the Flood have left me with something more to say. There is another reincarnation of davestar over there (says so in his sig), even after the old one has been banned at least once. He is once again being an immature ass and troll, and yet he was not banned, and his spam topics have not been deleted. You know what this teaches spammers? That if they make a new name they get off the hook. [/quote] Not gonna be that way when the mods are given new tools; they probably will just realize that they [i]truly[/i] are idiots, and won't come back anymore; plus, these are just small children with time on their hands; we should probably just call their parents and get them grounded or something...heh
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] VII Toast Alrighty, alrighty don't move this post! It's not really Halo 2 related. It's more on the fact of Bungie... From what I have seen, once Halo 2 comes out EVERYONE (or a great deal of you) will buy it that week, go home and play it. I'm not too sure about the mods, where they live and when H2 comes out to their country, but it's on the same line..that's the problem. With most (or all) of the moderators out, who will protect these happy little fourms? Even if 1 or 2 mods come on that day the spam arrives. It's not a promise that they will be on all day (or night) to protect it. I know the trolls aren't the smartest thing in the world, but they have teamed up before...who's to say they won't do it again? I think to protect Bungie on that is to lock it down for a few days. Or get some "Mini-Mods" that could stand guard...etc. etc. etc. Keeping b.net safe, (with warnings!) VII Toast[/quote] We could hire some more mods! [i]Like that's giong to happen.[/i] Alright, I'll cut right to the point. The entire mod system is flawed. An attack in November 10 would be no worse than the almost weekly attacks we receive on the weekends. Once the weekend begins spammers know that they cannot be banned until the Bungie Employees return. Simply said, the mods need banning powers to fix the problem. Ah yes, recent developments at the Flood have left me with something more to say. There is another reincarnation of davestar over there (says so in his sig), even after the old one has been banned at least once. He is once again being an immature ass and troll, and yet he was not banned, and his spam topics have not been deleted. You know what this teaches spammers? That if they make a new name they get off the hook. [Edited on 7/20/2004 11:50:16 AM]
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  • You have a valid point that's why I won't go near anything that spoilers in it but people will still be here and the spam will come from all the fanboys that aren't able to play it or anyone that likes to tick people off in general. Remember early in june when we had those two guys that keep spamming the forums with lies and fake links and that was way before it would have come out. So Bungie should prepare it's self for it. [Edited on 7/20/2004 11:40:35 AM]
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  • I would doubt that that date is right. Bungie wouldn't do that, and if the date was put up before the release date was put out then the date probably isn't right.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] goweb The guide won't come out before the game as Bungie don't want any plot details to be revealed early (this is why preview and review code won't be sent to magazines before the release date).[/quote] [url]http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/241303.asp[/url] Check out that date whether it is wrong or not I hope it is wrong like you said I dont want the plot spoiled for me. [Edited on 7/20/2004 9:59:19 AM]
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  • First of all, I WILL not be on the internet for at least a straight week. I already spend 5 hours + a day on xbox live playing R63 and over 7 hours + a day on the net, but when H2 comes out I will be on there non stop. Here's my normal day from the aftermath of Halo 2: * 10 Hours +: on H2 * 4 Hours: sleep * 2 Hours: Food * 2 Hours: Computer * 1 Hour: Going to store to by more moution dew and cheese-its * 3 Hours: Worshiping Bungie.. I don't see how people will even be able to get though the day without H2.. I see Halo 2 leading the Xbox Live most played game list for 2 years like rainbow, only LONGER... Seriusly, if you don't have H2 on November 9th you are either: A. One of the suckers that bought the Deluxe Edition. B. Live in the UK (feal for ya guys...) C. One poor idiot.. D. T-wizzy (some people know him as the biggest n00b ever) - Trigun
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  • The guide won't come out before the game as Bungie don't want any plot details to be revealed early (this is why preview and review code won't be sent to magazines before the release date).
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  • The whole board will be a mess from october 26th (the day the guide comes out) onward with spoilers and spam and general havoc that I will just not look.
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  • There is no way i wuld spam these forums. Of course i wuldn't because y wuld i be here on these forums when halo 2 is out. What am i a freak? Well maybe. But i have given up my spammin title anyways
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  • ah Thanx for the good replies, i'm just trying to put this out to show that it could happen. I'm just making sure.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Halodude12344 Maybe a European guard would do?[/quote] [color=crimson]Wait, you mean like one of the British Royal Guards? Those guys don't do[i] anything[/i]. If there's any spam, someone will take care of it. I trust the mods to do their job.[/color]
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  • Or just find the forum members not lucky enough to have it pre-ordered. (Amazing concept to grasp, but im sure there's hundreds.) Besides, I think the mods accepted some kind of responsibility when they became mods. And the ones who work with bungie have already played it for months, they won't need to disappear on Nov. 9th. [Edited on 7/19/2004 4:29:36 PM]
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