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  • shamblemonkee 28 Apr 2012 09:40:30 14,756 posts
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    No threads found. Sorry!

    get this on page 3. page 2 has like 4 threads on it... hayulp!

    browsing in Chrome, win 7.

    Edited by shamblemonkee at 09:40:48 28-04-2012
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Apr 2012 09:44:16 40,239 posts
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    Yeah, it's because of how Global Ignore/banning works on the site. We GI people, but they can still post. So what you're seeing is pages of invisible posts. Page 3 is ALL invisible threads so you get that error.

    No idea if craigy can do anything about it :(

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  • Toonster 28 Apr 2012 09:44:21 6,845 posts
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    Yep, EG has been bugging out for the last couple hours... only got one thread showing up on page 2 last time I checked.

    edit: oh, because of spammers, then?

    Edited by Toonster at 09:44:47 28-04-2012

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  • dominalien 28 Apr 2012 09:45:15 7,120 posts
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    It's not a bug. It was a zombie attack. The zombies are mostly dead, but they ate everything beyond the second page.

    Edited by dominalien at 09:45:49 28-04-2012

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  • shamblemonkee 28 Apr 2012 09:50:11 14,756 posts
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    Ah, the old Aliens approach to spambots? :D

  • ZuluHero 28 Apr 2012 09:55:25 4,390 posts
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    @DDevil so everyone has been GI'd then? :)

    I think someone was onto something with zombies. But it doesn't make sense with a gaming site, what with all the training we've had. Surely we'd be the last to go? ;)
  • MrWonderstuff 28 Apr 2012 15:06:42 1,990 posts
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    Hmmm...still probs here.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Apr 2012 15:09:26 40,239 posts
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    They're still spamming. A lot.

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  • mal 28 Apr 2012 15:14:36 22,988 posts
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    I'm kind of surprised this didn't get fixed in the redesign, since it used to happen a fair amount of the old site - though usually during the middle of the night/early morning, not on a Saturday afternoon.

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  • Bremenacht 28 Apr 2012 15:43:52 19,998 posts
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    Who's doing it?

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Apr 2012 15:44:32 40,239 posts
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    Spammers

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  • nickthegun 28 Apr 2012 15:52:56 61,703 posts
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    So what you're saying is that if we only see 4 threads on the page, the other 26 have been posted by spammers?

    Can't you just delete these accounts rather than gi them?

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  • Rusty_M 28 Apr 2012 15:53:59 5,019 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    @DDevil so everyone has been GI'd then?

    I think someone was onto something with zombies. But it doesn't make sense with a gaming site, what with all the training we've had. Surely we'd be the last to go?
    we only know the principals. We are only mentally prepared for the zombies. The ones who will last longest are the military types who also love their games.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Apr 2012 15:56:48 40,239 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    So what you're saying is that if we only see 4 threads on the page, the other 26 have been posted by spammers?

    Can't you just delete these accounts rather than gi them?
    Staff can, but I there's no staff around. The lazy buggers actually take weekends off :)

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  • Fake_Blood 28 Apr 2012 16:00:53 4,594 posts
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    What if we bump other threads to at least make the first page look okay?
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 28 Apr 2012 16:06:03 16,698 posts
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    If only we knew someone who could generate page after page of pointless threads within minutes, we'd be saved...

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 28 Apr 2012 16:07:33 40,239 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    What if we bump other threads to at least make the first page look okay?
    In theory, but the GI'd spammers are still posted so those threads would eventually get knocked off the page too!

    Edited by DDevil at 16:07:54 28-04-2012

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  • psychokitten Moderator 28 Apr 2012 16:17:36 7,794 posts
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    FWIW I have tried deleting some of the spam threads but it makes no difference in the normal view, so that doesn't work.

    That and more spam appears quickly anyway :/
  • Fab4 28 Apr 2012 16:25:37 6,289 posts
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    Can you not just delete the spam instead of GIing them...as a temp solution?


    Edit: Will teach me to read all the thread before posting.


    So deleting the individual posts makes no difference?

    Edited by Fab4 at 16:26:27 28-04-2012
  • skuzzbag 28 Apr 2012 16:33:55 5,820 posts
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    DDevil wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    So what you're saying is that if we only see 4 threads on the page, the other 26 have been posted by spammers?

    Can't you just delete these accounts rather than gi them?
    Staff can, but I there's no staff around. The lazy buggers actually take weekends off :)
    They're going to wish they didn't to be fair ;)
  • craigy Staff 28 Apr 2012 19:18:49 7,976 posts
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    We've implemented a 7-day cooling off period on new accounts to combat this unexpected influx of spam -- read more here:
    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_post.php?tid=197616&pid=8644270&start=2940
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