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RWBY Volume 4 In-Depth Discussion and Spoilers: Finale Week

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  • SAmaster

    SAmaster

    #33553092 - 7 months ago

    And the Bots shall inherit the earth.

  • FettucCR

    FettucCR

    #33553198 - 7 months ago

    In reply to SAmaster

    "10 new posts" Great, this will be interesting.


    *open link*


    Bummer.

  • Radius55

    Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

    #33553373 - 7 months ago

    Okay, let me apologize for letting things get this bad. Some stuff prevented me from being able to do my admin duties the last few days, and apparently things conspired to do the same to the others who usually clean up the bots. I've cleared off the ones who posted here and we'll get to the rest in the morning.

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33553379 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Radius55

    Thanks!

  • revanninja

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    #33553425 - 7 months ago

    I know this isnt the admin's fault but this is kind of ironic.

    And for those when it gets cleared up 10 bot posts right after the admin.

    I hope the IT people figure out what is allowing the bots to get accounts and close that loophole soon.

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33553683 - 7 months ago

    In reply to revanninja

    Can't they just add a feature for account-creating where there's the "I'm not a robot" check box? That could help.

  • revanninja

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    #33553772 - 7 months ago

    Not fool proof I am afraid 

    It does stop the more basics ones but some of the higher end can and will recognize it from my understanding.

    It also doesnt stop a Human from going in and setting them up using an IP buffer to appear like multiple IP addresses under dummy accounts then letting the bots go to work until the accounts are shut down.


    I am not sure what the purpose for the spam IS in the first place since most of it seems to be copy paste of old posts then just spamming the junk text like crazy.

    My guess is Google word search hits to boost the linked sites exposure and bring it closer to the front page but I could honestly be wrong.


    Most of what I know is bits and pieces I have picked up here or there since my brothers are IT guys but I could be misunderstanding it or off base.


    We are clearly getting targeted for some reason either a vunerable software hack or because the RT and associated forums turn up closely with the intended boost in the first place. Hard to say WHY outside that we are.

  • FettucCR

    FettucCR

    #33554364 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Radius55

    If only bots felt pain and you could kill them with fire... But thank you.

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33554506 - 7 months ago

    In reply to revanninja

    Well, sometimes they bring up comments that rekindle intriguing conversations. That almost happened a page back, but I agree, most of the time it's pointless.

  • thesupertwins

    thesupertwins

    #33554514 - 7 months ago

    Hey guys! 

    I remember a while back on if y'all said that someone should take V4 and divide it up by each character arc to see the individual growth for everyone. 

    And someone actually did it! 

    https://youtu.be/lyIo7TalNz0

    This is the link for Weiss' but they have everyone else too. (RNJR, Yang, Blake, Oscar, and Salem + WTCH) 

  • thesupertwins

    thesupertwins

    #33554515 - 7 months ago

    Also don't fret about the RNJR one being like almost a hour and a half. Cause they included the V4 character short. And they had to include all the fights, the whole talk in episode 8, and the Kuroyuri flashback episode. 

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33554574 - 7 months ago

    @Radius55 little pattern I noticed- some of the bots are named "Ivxiaohuer" followed by 2 numbers, which go up incrementally. When one of these bots gets dropped or another bot of the same first-component name gets created, the next one's number is 1 higher than the last one created.


    Maybe you and the other admins could code the site so that it flags posts from site 'members' with a name following that pattern. I'll keep an eye out for other naming patterns.

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33554602 - 7 months ago

    Okay, since when have these bots begun posting excerpts from Harry Potter?

  • Radius55

    Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

    #33554608 - 7 months ago

    In reply to ImmaThinkin

    We don't have access to the code, and have already suggested as much to the developers. Unfortunately, priorities have been put on things like the video player. If you'd like this addressed, upvote MadManMoe's comment on Burnie's latest journal and add your voice in reply.


    Also, in response to something you said on the previous page, Captcha was implemented on sign up with no apparent change in spam frequency. It's probably people on the other side, not actual bots.

  • SAmaster

    SAmaster

    #33554616 - 7 months ago

    In reply to ImmaThinkin

    Months dude. Though they started with Pride and Prejudice.

    In reply to ImmaThinkin

    Wait so that's not the same bot?

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33554642 - 7 months ago

    In reply to SAmaster

    No, it's not the same bot. I saw Ivxiaohuer42 here a few weeks ago, then Ivxiaohuer46, as well as Ivxiaohuer47 and Ivxiaohuer48 on another thread. Then, Ivxiaohuer49-52 were here, I think.


    Same source, different individual entity, unless the bot is just renaming itself.


    In reply to Radius55

    Huh. These must be some pretty smart bots then. Aren't some of them here trying to lure people to Korean web sites that probably host some viruses? That might explain what these bots are here for- to get viruses on users' devices to get access to data or money.

  • Bumblebee4life

    Bumblebee4life FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    #33555867 - 7 months ago

    Whelp time to abandon ship.  

  • ImmaThinkin

    ImmaThinkin

    #33556438 - 7 months ago

    In reply to lvxiaohouer56

    In reply to lvxiaohouer55


    My hunch was right, the names do go up incrementally! AHA! Elementary!

    l6eyj1H.jpg

  • Epsilon584

    Epsilon584 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Chillin'

    #33556700 - 7 months ago

    Wow, RT has really let this place go...

  • JROY

    JROY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaurdian Lvl.1

    #33557016 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Epsilon584

    They're working on it...

  • Dinobot01

    Dinobot01

    #33557306 - 7 months ago

    I have a theory about Watson form team WTCH. I think he's based on Dr. Watson from the Sherlock Holmes books

  • revanninja

    revanninja FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold One who is judged by the

    #33557321 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Dinobot01

    There is no Watson its WATTS as in the unit of measurement for electrical current.


    While its currently unknown who he is suppose to be based on his name Frankenstein might actually be correct.

  • garro

    garro

    #33557720 - 7 months ago

    In reply to revanninja

    I had that theory about Watts as well. Could he be the one to create Dark Penny/Malice?

  • revanninja

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    #33557788 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Garro

    Probably not.

    Frankenstein used living tissue and Penny is entirely metal. And we also have her father who is...someone we just dont know who yet outside of an image of a bald dark skinned with a bush white beard and remaining hair.


    Right now we know almost nothing about Watts outside he is smug in the extreme.

    But Watts is in Mistral.

    Which is where Pyrrha is famous.

    If Watts IS Frankenstein some kind of revived Pyrrha or controlled Pyrrha, depending on your view of Vol 3 finale and the dreams of 4-2, Might happen and would be an effective tool.


    I have spoken on this before but if they use her right and back her up with important people like Leo they could create an anti-atlas desire in mistral and possibly set off a war.

    People think Atlas is behind the fall of beacon due to the images of Atlas robots attacking people and with Atlas closing its borders plus stopping its Dust shipments its all too easy to spin that as it preparing for war. 

  • garro

    garro

    #33557844 - 7 months ago

    In reply to revanninja

    Sure, Penny's a robot, but easier to bring back then Pyrrah. And I'd rather have Pyrrah 

    come back later. That way it's more awesome.