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Happy birthday... spambots?
« on: April 19, 2010, 02:39:07 AM »
Seriously, look at the bottom of the page. They all seem to have the same birthday.
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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 04:15:50 AM »
Yeah, I noticed, mildly amusing to have them all pick this one day.
Though the date is 4/19, which is also the code for a certain scam.

Think there might be a joke or summat?
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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 03:43:35 PM »
Arise my brethren! Our time has come!  :lmao
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A couple of water benders, a dike, a flaming arrow, and a few barrels of blasting jelly?

Sounds like the makings of a gay porn film.
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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 03:50:10 PM »
A lot of them are from UK, which makes sense. Monty Python is Brittish, so it's only fitting for "Spam, Spam, Spam, Eggs and Spam" to be from there.
It always seems like the barrels around here have something in them.

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 04:11:46 PM »
Ha!  It's my sister's birthday today, too.  I didn't know she was a spambot!
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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 08:55:49 PM »
I have also noticed the recent additions.

We'll be keeping a close eye on them, but in the meantime please keep an eye out for spam in the near future.

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010, 05:13:27 PM »
More today, with a few coming up. Including Ubernoob apparently. :p
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[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
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Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010, 10:41:31 PM »
More today, with a few coming up. Including Ubernoob apparently. :p

I can almost believe that, but not Omen of Peace.
It always seems like the barrels around here have something in them.

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010, 10:50:39 PM »
I think some of them set their birthday as the day they join.
We got 149 new members yesterday

If this keeps up the Happy Birthday thread will never be posted in any more, since no one will be able to find the names of real members in the list.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 10:52:21 PM by Prime32 »
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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010, 10:54:24 PM »
We need to set up that distorted text thing to stop bots joining.
It always seems like the barrels around here have something in them.

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2010, 10:56:15 PM »
We need to set up that distorted text thing to stop bots joining.
Or just ask a simple question anyone should know or be able to find with thirty seconds of googling.

Like, "traditionally, what race is Pun-Pun"?
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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2010, 10:58:21 PM »
Or just ask a simple question anyone should know or be able to find with thirty seconds of googling.

Like, "traditionally, what race is Pun-Pun"?
I guarantee there are legitimate members here who don't know the answer to that question. Not particularly prominent ones, but they're there.
I once encountered a D&D group in the next county over.
Me: "So then, what books do you use?"
DM: "Oh, anything goes really."
Me: "So could I play a kobold div-"
All: "NO!"

And some people might take this as proof that everyone here actually uses Pun-Pun in games. (no offense, Phaedrus :p)
« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 11:05:17 PM by Prime32 »
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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2010, 11:03:07 PM »
Like, "traditionally, what race is Pun-Pun"?

Pre or post ascension? The original or the newest version?
It always seems like the barrels around here have something in them.

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2010, 11:03:51 PM »
I think some of them set their birthday as the day they join.
We got 149 new members yesterday
And 117 the day before that...

And some people might take this as proof that everyone here actually uses Pun-Pun in games. (no offense, Phaedrus :p)
Dude, Pun-Pun is in every game, whether the DMs like it or not. He's just that Uber.  :D

Like, "traditionally, what race is Pun-Pun"?

Pre or post ascension? The original or the newest version?
What is this, like the D&D equivalent of "African or European swallow?"
[spoiler]
A couple of water benders, a dike, a flaming arrow, and a few barrels of blasting jelly?

Sounds like the makings of a gay porn film.
...thanks
[/spoiler]

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2010, 11:14:21 PM »
Like, "traditionally, what race is Pun-Pun"?

Pre or post ascension? The original or the newest version?
I said "traditionally", didn't I?

Or something simpler, like "What's the name of that really hard to spell wizard cantrip.  You can look it up on d20srd.org"
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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2010, 11:19:31 PM »
Like, "traditionally, what race is Pun-Pun"?

Pre or post ascension? The original or the newest version?
I said "traditionally", didn't I?

Or something simpler, like "What's the name of that really hard to spell wizard cantrip.  You can look it up on d20srd.org"
Amanuensis?  :smirk ("hard to spell" is very relative... I don't think any of the core ones are hard at all... )
[spoiler]
A couple of water benders, a dike, a flaming arrow, and a few barrels of blasting jelly?

Sounds like the makings of a gay porn film.
...thanks
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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2010, 11:20:11 PM »
Heck, even "what kind of spells does a Wizard cast." would weed out the non-geeks.
It always seems like the barrels around here have something in them.

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2010, 11:22:51 PM »
Like, "traditionally, what race is Pun-Pun"?

Pre or post ascension? The original or the newest version?
I said "traditionally", didn't I?

Or something simpler, like "What's the name of that really hard to spell wizard cantrip.  You can look it up on d20srd.org"
Amanuensis?  :smirk ("hard to spell" is very relative... I don't think any of the core ones are hard at all... )
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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2010, 11:38:19 PM »
Heck, even "what kind of spells does a Wizard cast." would weed out the non-geeks.
Magic ones. :P

And guys, I thought we wanted the non-geeks so we could show them the error of their ways. ;)
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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: Happy birthday... spambots?
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2010, 11:42:00 PM »
And guys, I thought we wanted the non-geeks so we could show them the error of their ways. ;)

As long as they're humanoid and not giants (trolls) or constructs (bots), then that's fine with me.
It always seems like the barrels around here have something in them.