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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2009, 05:25:08 pm »
Oh lol ok :P

I personally don't like to do much sports in general, altough I do walk a lot and I like to watch hockey and a bit baseball too

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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2009, 11:00:05 am »
sh*tzoids
I've been kicked/banned 3 en 2 times x.x
I think I'm on the good path now tho' :)

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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2010, 02:57:02 am »
Just so you know, I have noticed quite a lot of spam lately in #omnimaga. I am posting this here because it always happens while I am gone and today it went quite a lot out of control. Some stuff you may want to know:

-When you spam a lot, people questions are missed due to the wall of text. It also prevent any constructive discussions from occuring.
-Admins doesn't have to be there during the spam attach to apply any punishment. IRC logs also work. ;)
-Abuse of spam gives Omnimaga a bad reputation, a reputation of spammers and worse. This is why, while not forbidding it completly, I prefer that spam stays to a minimum. By abuse of spam, I cite around 13:32 through 15:01 as an example, in this log: http://netham45.org/irc/EfNet/view.php?log=omnimaga.20101016
-If you absolutely feel like spamming like crazy, we have a forum section for that and you can join another channel like #spamspamspam .
-Impersonating other people is against the rules. Doing it in mass scale is even worse, because it gets confusing. This is why I am posting a warning here, because I do not know who spammed anymore this afternoon. Log: http://netham45.org/irc/EfNet/view.php?log=omnimaga.20101016
-When you change your nickname in #omnimaga, it also changes in every IRC channel you joined on that server. This means #cemetech, #ti, #tcpa and whatever other channel you're in will get flooded by nick changes. Hence why JoeYoung joined to tell people to stop. Not that he was even supposed to join but he got a point :P.
-Unnoficial bots are not allowed. One copy of spybot45 is enough, too.
-To post logs or source code longer than 9 lines, use http://omnimaga.pastebin.com or the forums.

In other words, spam is fun, but too much is not, and the rules still applies while no admins are around. The channel is logged, after all :P .

I am posting this in this topic because since 2005 I noticed that during Fall around here, there's an unusual increase in spam or trolling on IRC.
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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2010, 03:13:27 am »
hmm, i haven't really noticed any of this myself(probably because i spend so little time on the irc)

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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2010, 03:14:17 am »
Yeah it started shortly after I went to work and I only noticed it after I returned.

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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2010, 12:53:57 pm »
yeah...... .. ... .... . x.x
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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2010, 02:51:24 pm »
Yeah, it can get bad. X.x

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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2010, 03:09:11 pm »
I saw nothing O_o

oh wait, I was with my friends...

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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2010, 09:38:00 pm »
Woops :-[
That definitely got out of control. Let's not let that happen again, shall we? ;)
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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2010, 09:42:51 pm »
* yunhua98 remembers being extremely confused that day...  :P

but yes, it won't happen again.  ;)

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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2010, 09:46:26 pm »
Interesting... I wonder who did that...
* alberthrocks whistles... :P
But in all seriousness, I agree. Let's not let that happen again. Keep that on #thebot or somewhere spammy. :)
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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2010, 09:48:37 pm »
alberthro, thebot is not for spamming >.< it is for people to play with their bots >.<


and I was confused just reading it O_o

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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2010, 10:21:24 pm »
alberthro, thebot is not for spamming >.< it is for people to play with their bots >.<


and I was confused just reading it O_o

...except talking to your bot *is* spam. :P (At least, the way we did :P)
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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2010, 10:36:58 pm »
Yeah such bot would be best kept for other channels like #thebot.

This is why when spam seems to last for a short while I try to make people stop because otherwise it gets out of control. This was nothing compared to what happened in 2006, though (Randomist and Cure777 got banned from #omnimaga, #unitedti, #lobby then G-lined from the Dragon-Fire network for endless spamming one night. The next year, Randomnist kept testing scripts and ignoring warnings to make him stop. He got banned from #omnimaga, #unitedti, #tcpa, #calcgames and I think even #cemetech. Getting banned from #omnimaga and #tcpa at the same time was something very rare.

Another thing I am noticing lately is that it seems people are kinda pushy about trying to make me change my way of running stuff like contests and rules. I even saw accusations that we were fighting against Cemetech on IRC, which is not even the case. I am starting to wonder if the later isn't partly due to the nick changes that occurs in #omnimaga sometimes. It can be seen as trolling elsewhere.

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Re: The future of #omnimaga
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2010, 03:56:40 pm »
Yeah such bot would be best kept for other channels like #thebot.

This is why when spam seems to last for a short while I try to make people stop because otherwise it gets out of control. This was nothing compared to what happened in 2006, though (Randomist and Cure777 got banned from #omnimaga, #unitedti, #lobby then G-lined from the Dragon-Fire network for endless spamming one night. The next year, Randomnist kept testing scripts and ignoring warnings to make him stop. He got banned from #omnimaga, #unitedti, #tcpa, #calcgames and I think even #cemetech. Getting banned from #omnimaga and #tcpa at the same time was something very rare.

Another thing I am noticing lately is that it seems people are kinda pushy about trying to make me change my way of running stuff like contests and rules. I even saw accusations that we were fighting against Cemetech on IRC, which is not even the case. I am starting to wonder if the later isn't partly due to the nick changes that occurs in #omnimaga sometimes. It can be seen as trolling elsewhere.

alberthro, oh yeah, fun times :)

@Dj_omni, yeah, I know, it was getting annoying how people were acting that omni and cemetech were competitors and enemies or something >.<