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Postby Nick » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:36 pm

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Looks like a lot of bots are getting round the activation email and managing to register and post. It;s a recent thing but has affected all foru gboards that I currently run.

I've added an anti-spam question to the registration screen instead of the easily crackable CAPTCHA (numbers and letters thingy). We'll see how it goes.

I loath spammers more than any other group I reckon. No fate is too bad for them. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :spam
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Re: Spam

Postby Silkie » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:29 pm

I was surprised to find one this morning that had posted on nearly every section and wondered what had gone wrong with the manual approval.
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Re: Spam

Postby Nick » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:34 am

Feeling smug this morning.

First attempt at installing the anti-spam mod didn't work because it required a numerical answer. I've replaced it with a question requiring an answer in words and the silence is awesome. I was trying to get onto phpBB's own community forums this morning to post a 'how-to' on this but they seem to be down - no doubt from the same tsunami of spam that hit three of my four currently active boards over the weekend.

I reckon if I could get in touch with all the affected boards - there will be thousands - and offer a quick fix at £50 a pop I could buy a nice boat in a few months.

Fantasy over now - nose back on grindstone . . .
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Re: Spam

Postby damo » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:57 am

Nick wrote:... offer a quick fix at £50 a pop...


Hey referee! Foul! What about the GNU public license, and opensource philosophy hmmm? :lol:
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