QUOTE(Abstruse Eulogy @ May 31 2007, 05:35 PM) [snapback]548914[/snapback]
You have entirely too much faith in spambot kind
Well, this spambot is gone, isn't it? He/she did not come back. So, it worked out, IMO.
he/she didn't go away, and would come back with more "obvious" spambot posts, then I'd have killed him/her then and there, so either way this would have worked out, IMO.)
Personally, I won't turn into an Instant Executioner and terminate a new member who comes here and posting "hi" just because "I
" think "he/she looks like an obvious sapmbot poster to me..."
Even when I get a strong suspicion, like I had for this poster, I feel I should wait for the concrete evidence before I exercise my fearsome Mod power that's entrusted with me, and terminate any member. In this case, I would rather wait for he/she to start making more "definitive" spambot posts before "killing" this new member. IMO, I think we can afford to wait that much.
And meantime, as I said, I will avoid making posts such as "You frickin' spambot, DIE!!!!!" on this thread, and rather, post something that would resemble my regular welcome post that would suffice, so that new people who would come here would not even notice, and we can go on with our usual welcoming business. That's how I do here, and I hope you guys don't mind.
BTW, if you would like to discuss our responses and tactics to the spambots, maybe opening a thread in our Admin/staff forum, and continue this there, and we move this out of Newcomers thread? Please?
, thanks for your input.