A lot of spam bots named "Alice" hitting Mastodon today...

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Banned them all locally. Can't really do much more than that.

Also it takes 4 clicks per account to fully remove them. Definitely not ideal...

@nathan And here I thought Eve and Mallory were supposed to be the bad ones πŸ€”

@astamite honestly i was thinking that but i'm not super familiar with mastodon's codebase nor ruby so i wouldn't know the best place to implement it.

seems okay for now though.

@nathan Ooh, for future reference, this may be the way to go. With this you could probably do it in bulk in the command line:

@astamite a bash loop from 1000 to 9999 would make that *very* convenient actually... let's see what the situation is like when i wake up tomorrow.

@nathan I do like that spambots seem to exclusively target horny people. Maybe spammers secretly love ace folks :blobcatace:

(I got a DM from one as well lol)

@nathan Seems like a good way to implement something like that would be with a bot that uses the API. Never done something like that myself, so wouldn't even know where to start.

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