New captcha

Post your IT-related comments, requests and suggestions here
User avatar
Silkie
Admiral of the Fleet
Posts: 3485
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:55 pm
Boat Type: Hurley 22
Location: Bonnie Scotland
Contact:

New captcha

Postby Silkie » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:41 pm

It don't.

Am bored after deleting 20 or so mini owners purveying various goods, services and websites and there are at least another 50 new signups from last weekend alone.
we can be heroes

User avatar
ash
Yellow Admiral
Posts: 1706
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:14 pm
Boat Type: Moody 346
Location: Tarbert, East Loch Tarbert, Loch Fyne, Scotland
Contact:

Re: New captcha

Postby ash » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:38 pm

Silkie wrote:It don't.

Am bored after deleting 20 or so mini owners purveying various goods, services and websites and there are at least another 50 new signups from last weekend alone.

So, Mini owners know all about the colours of the rainbow? :wink:

Question
What colour comes between yellow and blue in the rainbow?:


Maybe the question should be based on a Secondary Port Tidal Height Calculation. 8)

Ash
"This is a sailing Forum"
Albin Vega "Mistral" is now sold

User avatar
Nick
Admiral of the Blue
Posts: 5527
Joined: Sun May 12, 2002 4:11 pm
Boat Type: Albin Vega 27
Location: Oban. Scotland
Contact:

Re: New captcha

Postby Nick » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:30 am

.
I've replaced it with a collection of three Q & As that cannot be googled. It might work but . . .

However, even this type of measure doesn't seem to be working on other boards . . . (eg Seil Chat). I suspect some sort of security loophole has been discovered by the spammers and until phpBB sort it with a new release the choices are only to keep disapproving the posts and deleting the signups or to suspend new signups.

(If you google phpbb spam you will see lots of other reports of boards recently swamped)

I've just deleted 4 pages of spam signups going back to March last year - it only took me thirty seconds using the 'inactive users' acreen. Spam pPosts waiting for approval can similarly be delted en masse using the Moderator control panel rather than the ACP. I'm happy to keep on doing this until the problem is sorted by the geeks at phpBB.
- Nick 8)

Image

User avatar
Nick
Admiral of the Blue
Posts: 5527
Joined: Sun May 12, 2002 4:11 pm
Boat Type: Albin Vega 27
Location: Oban. Scotland
Contact:

Re: New captcha

Postby Nick » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:41 pm

.
I've just deleted all users with a zero post count as well. There are no new posts in the moderation queue. The database is squeaky clean.

I think we may be on top of it.
- Nick 8)

Image

User avatar
marisca
Yellow Admiral
Posts: 1274
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:55 am
Boat Type: Contessa 32
Location: Edinburgh

Re: New captcha

Postby marisca » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:52 pm

Great. Now about this idea I have for a kids' shoe shop .................


Return to “Suggestions, Comments, Bug Reports”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest