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Re: Spam Bots and Trolls


On Wed, 08 Sep 2010 23:34:27 +0200
Julien Lavergne <gilir@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Le mercredi 08 septembre 2010 à 21:22 +0100, Phill Whiteside a écrit :
> > 
> > I know I've written about this before, but as Lubuntu gains more users
> > there will come a day when the IRC channel is a target of such
> > attacks. 
> > 
> > At present there are 3 people with OP status, we really could do with
> > a few more. Having been chatting to Andrew at the ubuntu-youth area,
> > he is putting together something for the spam-bots, which I attach. As
> > for dealing with
> > trolls, http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/What_is_a_troll%3F has a decent
> > definition of what they are etc. 
> > 
> > We may need another bot, called supybot for the spam bots, I would be
> > happy to liase with Andrew on #ubuntu-youth to see how they are
> > getting along with it before I'd propose its addition to the #lubuntu
> > channel. I'm also chatting to the people on #ubuntu-beginners about
> > their methods. 
> Do other channels like #ubuntu-beginners have such spam problem ? I
> think maybe for now, only a few people with OP rights should be enough.
> If we have such problems in the future, we could plan to add a bot for
> this.
This used to be a serious problem all over freenode for a while. Some channels required people to use a registered nick to try to stem the problem, which it did.  The spambot is useful but, it is also worth letting the freenode staff know about the problems as well.

Steve Cook (Yorvyk)