letter number anti spam sign up sequence

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Re: letter number anti spam sign up sequence

Postby Will Illingworth » Tue May 10, 2011 2:32 pm

Hello Led,

Are you referring to the forum registration?

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Gary
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Re: letter number anti spam sign up sequence

Postby Will Illingworth » Thu May 12, 2011 4:22 pm

Hi Led,

I will look into the images that it asks you. I understand its good to keep the spammers out the forums but it shouldn't cause you problems signing up. Thank you for your comments.

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Re: letter number anti spam sign up sequence

Postby LordAzrael76 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:10 am

I'm afraid it seems like the spammers are in and ruining the forum, maybe a mod or admin could do some deleting please? Cheers
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Re: letter number anti spam sign up sequence

Postby Will Illingworth » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:38 am

Hi LordAzrael76,

I try keep on top of the forum on a daily basis but it seems we've had a few posts over the start of this week (typical as I was off Monday/Tuesday).

I'm going to look into other methods of stopping the spammers. If you ever see spam feel free to press the ! in their posts, it highlights spam a lot easier.

Thanks,
Gary
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Re: letter number anti spam sign up sequence

Postby LordAzrael76 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:16 pm

Cheers Gary,
I know the problems you have with this as I'm fighting the same battles on other forums that I admin, but I've yet to find a foolproof system that they can't bypass.
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Re: letter number anti spam sign up sequence

Postby Will Illingworth » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:25 pm

Spam is always a problem and high ranking websites attract bots as they target sites such as ours to boost their own ranking.

I've changed the new user permissions so the users first 6 posts need to be approved. This should stop some of the spam and it shouldn't effect new users as I'm normally on the ball in approving/deleting messages.
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Re: letter number anti spam sign up sequence

Postby Will Illingworth » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:51 am

Hopefully we should see reduced spam now. I've changed the registration CAPTCHA (letters and number picture) to a question and answer.
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