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 Post subject: Spammers (again)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:42 am 
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Hey guys,

I've been cleaning up spam posts just about daily, often from the same origins... So to combat it, I've tried changing the registration "anti-spam" shielding to a car-related question. I can't see anyone having problems with it - hopefully it decreases spam sign-ups rather than increases them.

I'll be monitoring the forums and cleaning up any that "breach the battlements" - so fingers crossed the few persistent spammers get turned away. In the meantime, if you see any spam on the site, don't hesitate to PM me and I'll can it quick smart.

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 Post subject: Re: Spammers (again)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:37 pm 

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Any spammers i see posting, i just block the the ip address and the members id. Zero tolerance for this.


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 Post subject: Re: Spammers (again)
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:49 pm 
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Agreed, I've been doing likewise.

I've just had a tinker and tightened some of the security measures, requiring user email verification ("click this to activate account" I believe) for new members, reduced the number of attempts at the anti-spambot image etc. I like the idea of questions the user has to answer, or that AND a security image, but the options seem a little limited with our current configuration. If you go to www.r31skylineclub.com and try to register there, you'll see a damn good security setup. Incidentally the image they have is bloody impossible.. but that's not the point :lol:

If I get the time I'll do some googling or get in touch with their admin and see about setting up something similar.. but don't hold your breath ;) I'm just sick of having to ban+delete 1-3 users a day...

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 Post subject: Re: Spammers (again)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:52 pm 
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I made some changes too - increased the complexity of the captcha. After the q&a didnt work, it reset to default which is not strong enough. Ill revisit when i rebuild for a new server in a couple of weeks. Fresh phpbb install and make sure everything is working then import the uploaded files and db. Should fix some of the small stuff that isnt working, and make q&a on signup work.


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