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 Post subject: Vent about spambots here
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:43 am 
Panthera Staff
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Because I'm really fuckin' sick of them and I don't know what to do besides moving to another forum entirely, which I'd rather not do. -.-

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 Post subject: Re: Vent about spambots here
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:00 am 
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Other than continuing to delete them, is it possible to include some kind of confirmation when people sign up? Like those ones with a series of letters and numbers that you have to copy? It might help. Don't think we have one of those yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Vent about spambots here
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:09 am 
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I dunno, the Chinese and mail order brides one is pretty funny :P

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 Post subject: Re: Vent about spambots here
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:52 pm 
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We've got another one right now. Bale Fire had a pretty good idea, I think. Maybe we should look into that?

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 Post subject: Re: Vent about spambots here
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:21 pm 
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With spam bots you don't have a ton of choices:

1.)reCAPTCHA - make people type something before they sign up OR every time they post

2.)Require admin authentication before any user can register

3.)Do nothing and simply keep deleting/IP-banning the bots.

Unfortunately, in my experience with forum spam that's about all you can do. Simply switching forums won't solve the problem, because the bots found you before, and they can find you again.


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 Post subject: Re: Vent about spambots here
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:35 pm 
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I vote for reCAPTCHA. Did you notice the new spambot-threads?

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 Post subject: Re: Vent about spambots here
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:39 pm 
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We pretty much get 2-3 a day make a new account, post two topics then bugger off. The best I can do atm is cleanup.

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 Post subject: Re: Vent about spambots here
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:48 pm 
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Spambots:

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 Post subject: Re: Vent about spambots here
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Illegal double-post is illegal, but shh.

That's six spambots in two days now. Is there really no way to keep the bots out? An "Are you human?"-question, maybe?

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 Post subject: Re: Vent about spambots here
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:42 pm 
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Sadly neither of us have the knowledge to add stuff like that. Will have to as zman.

However, given that the forums have been relatively empty, with people moving to the site comment system, the only reason I keep cleaning it up is because I effin hate spambots.

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