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Thread: Be Aware - Bots are here on Maine Cache Listings

  1. #11
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    I only had 5 and the logs have been deleted. Not a great way to start the day!
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  2. #12
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    I'm new to the "bot" thing. Just so we're clear...is my cache still there?

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    yep, he got 9 of mine too. Will delete the logs asap-

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampmdp View Post
    I'm new to the "bot" thing. Just so we're clear...is my cache still there?
    Your caches should be safe, they are not taking caches, just making bogus logs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainiac1957 View Post
    Yes the new one is Forest Defender. Was at over 3500 this morning. I deleted all the logs of my caches it found. About 20 so far. We all need to do the same.
    Actually no, we don't need to do the same. We pay groundspeak, it's their job. There is no point to manually delete 3500 logs when they can delete it with one SQL query.
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    other than some boggus log enteries, does this pose any real threat?

  7. #17
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    depends on what the clickable link goes to or what it gives you ie: a virus....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cano View Post
    Actually no, we don't need to do the same. We pay groundspeak, it's their job. There is no point to manually delete 3500 logs when they can delete it with one SQL query.

    The idea is that they SHOULD be able to manually delete those bogus logs. However, I'm not risking someone else's computer system and I deleted the logs on the caches that I own.

    I'm just worried about some of the caches where the owner is no longer active, but the cache still is. Someone can easily trip over that log and mess up their compute system.
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    This could also be the reason why GC.com is shutting down at 2:00 PM our time for a site update. Just speculation on my part.
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  10. #20
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    Default Well....

    My view in life is that there is a positive in every negative. Yep, the bot got some of my caches and a whole lot of others in Maine. On the other hand.....I think it has the Delorme Challenge completed.
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