Our main problem, is the people who install these fail-safes are inactive.
It's even a little ironic that the countdown that Umaro and Medieval put up made this site get so much more attention, and an unfortunate side effect has been a serious increase in bots. And yet Umaro's never around anymore to do anything about it.
It may be true that bots can circumvent certain measures against them, I believe we do not even use those basic measures. Even if we prevented 1/4 of the bots registering and creating threads, that would be quite an improvement. So I don't think the excuse of, "Well, today's bot can bypass that anyway" excuse really works for me.
The bot posts are steadily increasing in disgustingness
Tell me about it. One I deleted awhile ago featured a woman inserting large pieces of fruit into her ass, stretching it beyond what I thought was the breaking point. But Elfen is right, the mods can delete these threads all the want. But if you're looking for a more permanent solution, you gotta get the attention of the admins. This I've tried doing extensively in the past few weeks but to no avail. Umaro pretty much ignores me.
Hmm, one thing I'd like to add is that if we don't get around to deleting the thread quickly enough, could the rest of you at least not post in that thread? Inevitably the thread will get deleted. You're only wasting your own time by posting in it and making the thread go back on the top of the homepage, increasing other members' exposure to it.