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Bill_L
I think we have a bot?
  • 2007/3/5 9:58

  • Bill_L

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 14

  • Since: 2007/3/1 1


She has been logged in for days and days. lol

https://xoops.org/userinfo.php?uid=59402

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JMorris
Re: I think we have a bot?
  • 2007/3/5 13:10

  • JMorris

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2722

  • Since: 2004/4/11


Bill,

I wondered about this too, but her only post is legitimate. It's possible that she just has XOOPS loaded up in her browser and hasn't closed it for days. I'm guilty of doing this myself.

I'll give it a couple more days. If she doesn't log out and doesn't post anymore activity, I'll clear the session table when nobody else is logged in.

Thanks!

JM
Insanity can be defined as "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

Stupidity is not a crime. Therefore, you are free to go.

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Peekay
Re: I think we have a bot?
  • 2007/3/5 13:38

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2335

  • Since: 2004/11/20


But Xoops.org should log you out automatically, surely? I thought you had to be 'active', i.e. browsing, searching, posting etc. to stay logged in.
A thread is for life. Not just for Christmas.

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JMorris
Re: I think we have a bot?
  • 2007/3/5 14:22

  • JMorris

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2722

  • Since: 2004/4/11


There are browser plugins that will refresh a page at a set interval. One such plugin is "Reload Every" for Firefox. This would keep the user's session active.
Insanity can be defined as "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

Stupidity is not a crime. Therefore, you are free to go.

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Peekay
Re: I think we have a bot?
  • 2007/3/5 14:42

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2335

  • Since: 2004/11/20


That's really annoying. Would nibble away at your bandwidth too. Can 'real' activity not be detected?.
A thread is for life. Not just for Christmas.

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McDonald
Re: I think we have a bot?
  • 2007/3/5 14:50

  • McDonald

  • Home away from home

  • Posts: 1072

  • Since: 2005/8/15


Why not contacting this person by email or msnm (oshelpers@hotmail.com)?

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Peekay
Re: I think we have a bot?
  • 2007/3/5 15:08

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2335

  • Since: 2004/11/20


@JMorris
Thx for the info about the plugin. I'm updating my Acceptable Use Policy to prohibit users from staying logged in using automated methods.

Wasn't there a serious problem some time ago with an IE feature that enabled people to download/mirror the entire Xoops.org site? I need to include that in the AUP too, but can't remember what it was called.
A thread is for life. Not just for Christmas.

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JMorris
Re: I think we have a bot?
  • 2007/3/5 15:26

  • JMorris

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2722

  • Since: 2004/4/11


I'm attempting to contact the user via Instant Messenger. If there is no response by this evening, I will clear the session table when no other users are logged in.

Thanks for reporting this!

EDIT: Issue resolved.
Insanity can be defined as "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

Stupidity is not a crime. Therefore, you are free to go.

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Bill_L
Re: I think we have a bot?
  • 2007/3/5 23:38

  • Bill_L

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 14

  • Since: 2007/3/1 1


Glad that it was sorted out...

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Bill_L
Re: I think we have a bot?
  • 2007/3/5 23:48

  • Bill_L

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 14

  • Since: 2007/3/1 1


Yep I remember ackbar really mad about it.

Here is the link to the story.

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