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Will
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« on: June 02, 2008, 10:21:20 pm »

We've been under attack by bots who have created tons of spam accounts for a long time. Over the past few weeks, the trickle has turned into a flood. Something will be done about it eventually, but for now, I'm just reviewing every registration by hand.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 05:28:55 am »

I'm not spam!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 06:52:25 am »

Oh jeeze Will, that must be hard to do one by one!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 03:11:09 pm »

Just install a CAPTCHA image verification plugin, and boom, spam is gone Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008, 11:23:04 pm »

Quote from: "Felo"
Just install a CAPTCHA image verification plugin, and boom, spam is gone Cheesy


Not really.  Spammers have been breaking the more common ones.  GMail and Yahoo's have been broken, for example.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 12:18:39 pm »

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Quote from: "Felo"
Just install a CAPTCHA image verification plugin, and boom, spam is gone Cheesy


Not really.  Spammers have been breaking the more common ones.  GMail and Yahoo's have been broken, for example.


Yes capatcha doesnt solve the promblem completely.
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2011, 10:09:49 am »

Can somebody clean all the spam in the Offtopic forum?? It's crazy. Thanx. Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011, 08:04:24 am »

Can somebody clean all the spam in the Offtopic forum?? It's crazy. Thanx. Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided
Just click the report button and it notifies a few of us.

We keep swapping out the captcha and adding different mods trying to prevent the spam.  Kelly (Trolan) just added a mod where it checks the registering IP address against a black list and that seems to have helped... plus we made it admin approval for any new users.
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 08:27:41 am »

Can somebody clean all the spam in the Offtopic forum?? It's crazy. Thanx. Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided
Just click the report button and it notifies a few of us.

We keep swapping out the captcha and adding different mods trying to prevent the spam.  Kelly (Trolan) just added a mod where it checks the registering IP address against a black list and that seems to have helped... plus we made it admin approval for any new users.

Yeah i know, ive done that in the past, but there were two pages full of spams, so... couldn't report all of them..

glad to know things are working ^^
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