The Spambot Invasion was an event that occurred on SBC from around September 6th, 2011 to September 30th, 2011. During this event, thousands of spambots stormed the new site, posting spam topics. Unlike any normal spamming, there were dozens of them. They kept coming each and each day, bumping the member count. As of September 30th, 2011, they have begin to die down due to the new image verification system. Their spam threads have been deleted and trashed thanks to the staff.
Some users have several theories about the attacks:
- They were the guests from July 2011.
- They were sent by one of SBC's enemies.
- It is due to the fact that vBulletin attracts Spambots.
Some users don't think this was normal - as thousands came each and each day. We may never know the cause of these attacks, but for now, be happy it is over.
The entire event caused a HUGE argument in the staff lounge, after tvguy was accused of not wanting to help administratively (he was a mod at the time). tvguy then said rather harsh stuff about the staff. Clappy resigned, feeling he had enough of tvguy's drama. He then requested teenj12 be re-modded, which he was on September 29th, 2011.