IDK but I clearly see your post name. Since a couple of week I try to sub on different post to keep me updated on different subject that way the spam doesn't affect me that much except for the "recent post" on the front page.
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The season is underway. Don't know if I'll make it through.
Moved to the feedback forums. We've got another thread for this issue already, but just to reply to this one particular instance: in all the thousands (!) of bots we've banned this is the *only* instance where one of those bots posted a legit question a day before it started spamming. Usually bot accounts are created and start spamming right away. I haven't deleted this particular one yet - so the devs can look into it and maybe learn from it.
I honestly have no idea why the spam system didn't catch the spam this morning; I woke up and saw 55 pages of spam. It's all deleted now, and new thread that pop up might be deleted after 1-2 minutes (the spam system sometimes needs some time) and if not one of us will delete it later manually. But I completely agree that the spam is outrageous and something (more) needs to be done. I can only tell you that the devs are working on it.
I kind of hope they are doing something, but can't you set filters on 'Recent Forum Post' so that it does not displays any topics that contain those Chinese signs? I doubt that any kind of real diablofan posts topics in chinese on this forum, so it will be safe to assume that blocking it or removing from 'Recent Forum Post' is a good idea.
Just a short-term fix until you find how to avoid and get rids of the bots completely.
Just a quick note, valid posts are also being removed from the threads. It seems that the 'new script' works even too well.
This would be a nightmare. If you have a specific thread/post in mind please let us know (we can see deleted threads/posts and restore them, nothing's ever really deleted, just flagged as deleted/spam). Making sure that we have no "false positives" is the primary concern of all mods and the reason why we don't have scripts that automatically ban *everything*. However, some of the spammers created "real threads" (such as the poll last week that later was edited into a spam thread), so maybe you're referring to some of those. Some of the spam accounts made a few non-spam posts as well, but those were deleted as the entire account will be banned (the non-spam posts didn't really add content anyways).
It seems that Molster already found some of them, sorry for not giving the example in first place. I saw it when OP's post disappeared like after a minute from this thread (after he posted it), and since he is not speaking English so well script could just tag the post (OP might have been using some google translators etc.)
Sure - just make sure to post here or via PM to one (or several) mods if you suspect any "false positives" deletions. In this forum any moderation can be discussed, so if there's something you think went wrong anyone should absolutely voice this.
Completely unrelated: your signature is causing great distress for me, damn you