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« on: August 07, 2011, 02:16:19 PM »


There's been a lot of spam recently, sorry.

For a while, I made the registration as moderator-approved. I forgot, then came back to find out nearly 500 new members. Obviously, lots of bots.

There is something inherently wrong with the registration program's image verification - it is not random. I tried to register, and it's showing the same image over and over again.  So i guess thats how the bots get in.

I will look into it, perhaps install some other stuff.

Davor - can you look at this as well?

Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 02:32:43 PM »

Holy cow! 500?
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 03:27:44 PM »

Man I'm deleting these spammers almost daily and it's getting to me...
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 09:56:02 PM »

Hi

I will give it 1 more month.

if spam doesnt improve, then I will close this forum down, and start another one.

Automated registration issues shouldnt be a problem with more modern, advanced, up to date, cool, forum programs thats available freely on the web these days.

(if thats not a hint, dont know what is)


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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011, 11:16:31 PM »

The only bad thing about shutting this one down is that we would lose alot of valuable info and resources. That would suck Sad

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, 05:13:33 PM »

Im pretty sure that theres a system migration add on from SMF to PHPBB 3

and i run a few forums on phpbb with no spammers getting in as it has anti spam measures on the sign up
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