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Spam attack !!!

Postby bizoo on Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:47 am

Don't know if it's the price of success, but spam become to be really annoying on this forum.
It is always quickly removed (by Jon I suppose), but it's screw View new posts view and take probably too much time to managed.

Even if I don't like it, don't you think it's time to put some kind of CAPTCHA when you post something ?
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Re: Spam attack !!!

Postby sublimator on Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:22 am

0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF! spammers :/
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt
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Re: Spam attack !!!

Postby jbrooksuk on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:04 am

Captcha would solve it to some extent... Spammers are getting clever these days.

The other option could be to have a couple of moderators in different timezones to moderate the forum and delete the spam on Jons behalf.
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Re: Spam attack !!!

Postby BelgianDuck on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:38 am

How abouth an email verification and a decent capcha at registration?
The 'sublime2' text you need to enter at registration is so easy for bots to read out ...
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Re: Spam attack !!!

Postby guillermooo on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:54 am

If I ever got a penny for every spammer I've banned here... ;)

I'm missing a "Ban by IP and Kill Slowly and Painfully" option in the mod control panel, though.
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Re: Spam attack !!!

Postby Mylith on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:15 am

Solution is kinda simple, just add custom profile field which is require to fill. This totaly helped me to get rid of spam on my forum. More at phpbb forum http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/custom- ... mmer-tool/ :mrgreen:
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Re: Spam attack !!!

Postby jps on Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:24 am

Mylith: The forum has had something along those lines for a long time. It was effective for a few years, but isn't any more.

I've changed the check field now so the required keyword is displayed via JavaScript, and only after the username is entered. Hopefully this will reduce any automated spam.
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Re: Spam attack !!!

Postby quodlibet on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:03 pm

@guillermooo and whoever else moderates the forum:

Is reporting spam using the forum's reporting tool useful to you? Or does it just add to your overhead? (The spam that's been popping up is pretty easy to spot.)

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Re: Spam attack !!!

Postby skube on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:20 pm

Doesn't the reporting tool automatically delete posts which are indicated as spam by a set amount of individuals?
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Re: Spam attack !!!

Postby sublimator on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:26 pm

Times like this you got to ask yourself when did I last click with Ken Thompson?
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