Zophar's Message Domain

Go Back   Zophar's Message Domain > General Chat > Talk of the Town

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2009, 01:07 AM   #1
ResCrillCep
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Paraguay
Posts: 1
Default what do you think bout this game?

I totally don't understand it, how can I progress faster?
Can someone help me?

Link removed

(USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST)

Last edited by Bodomi; 06-13-2009 at 02:06 AM.
ResCrillCep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 01:49 AM   #2
Isildur
Senior Member
 
Isildur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,339
Default

It looks like it isn't honestly a game, since you don't play-- it just does it for you. Pointless. Go play Little Fighter or something instead.
__________________
Holding out for Hostess Snack Cakes...
Isildur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
Bodomi
Senior Member
 
Bodomi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Finland
Posts: 276
Default

And hiding the character behind tinyurl link isn't nice.
If I recall correctly, opening it will help them somehow.

So it's the same as using referral link shit for your benefit.
Bodomi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 11:21 AM   #4
Isildur
Senior Member
 
Isildur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,339
Default

Yeah, I was wondering if this was merely a flimsily-disguised advertisement or even a malware link (particularly in light of the tinyurl obfuscation). But I believe I came out of it clean (I'm running Linux, which isn't often targetted, and Opera, which is pretty good about patching vulnerabilities promptly, and have a scanner running), and I don't see how I could have made money for them, since I didn't click on any ads... unless the the flash program does some free distributed computing for a central server that sends out computing problems (code-cracking?) or other tasks (DDoS?) while the person is distracted by watching the graphics-- like a SETI screensaver except not upfront about it? In such a manner a flash program could be a trojan without actually needing to be installed on a computer in any permanent sense, and cause no direct harm to the dupe himself other than possibly slowing his computer down while the .swf is running.

Edit: Or unless I made a few cents for this guy for his acting as a referrer, like you said.
__________________
Holding out for Hostess Snack Cakes...
Isildur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 04:32 PM   #5
shawn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 9,941
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bodomi View Post
And hiding the character behind tinyurl link isn't nice.
If I recall correctly, opening it will help them somehow.

So it's the same as using referral link shit for your benefit.
I'm surprised he didn't remove this entire thread and ban the user since we've been getting 1 or 2 fake users a day using the site for advertising.
shawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 05:09 PM   #6
Bodomi
Senior Member
 
Bodomi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Finland
Posts: 276
Default

I've been removing them.
Maybe I should just leave this here as a warning that doing this isn't acceptable.
Although I think these are just automated registrations using bots, so they most likely don't even care. :/

And I thought I banned that user already...
Bodomi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2009, 05:17 PM   #7
The 9th Sage
Senior Member
 
The 9th Sage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NY State in the US
Posts: 17,439
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shawn View Post
I'm surprised he didn't remove this entire thread and ban the user since we've been getting 1 or 2 fake users a day using the site for advertising.
You should see the ones I get to before you see them. :P
__________________
Just can't wait to bomb some Dodongos.
---
http://www.xanga.com/zeldadd

Twitter
The 9th Sage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2009, 03:02 AM   #8
Reaper man
Member
 
Reaper man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 5,409
Default

if you are going to ban someone, at least do it right. ;p
__________________
Reaper man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2009, 10:15 PM   #9
Haoie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 123
Default

Busted!
__________________
If each mistake being made is a new one, then progress is being made.
Haoie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:19 PM.

Contact Us - Zophar's Domain - Archive - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.