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 Post subject: Bots and Spam
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:32 am 
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Right now, we're having a few problems with bots and spam.

To combat that, I've banned a few users for 'odd' screen names, with odd emails combined with nothing in the profile region, if you've been accidentally banned, drop me an email at [email protected] and I'll take care of it right away.

Also, if you see spam posted, message us right away. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bots and Spam
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:30 am 
No problem, war begins against spammer !
Seriously I was surprised (and a little worry) to see that some persons take the time to create an account to do spam on our "little" forum...


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 Post subject: Re: Bots and Spam
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:33 pm 
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so everyone that wants to join the forum, we get an email asking for activating the account?

because i got two mails, checked the profiles and decided not to activate...

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 Post subject: Re: Bots and Spam
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:54 pm 
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Late last night, after two more 'additions,' I turned the user registration over to moderator and administrator approved.

It's a bit of a hassle, but it'll cut out the spam. Hopefully it'll die down once the spambot can't get through.

I wish that freeforums would have a better image registration system than what they have. Everyone else is using a better CAPcha service, and ours is. . .weak.

@_@

So, for now, there shouldn't be anymore spam. Most people just don't make a random garbledeegook name for their username on a forum. So, we should be able to catch most everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: Bots and Spam
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:10 am 
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yup, when you check the profiles you instantely know that they don't belong in here for the right reasons.

so many request in one day @_@

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 Post subject: Re: Bots and Spam
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:09 pm 
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Yeah, you may not even have to look at the profiles in a lot of cases, and if we miss someone, then hopefully they'll just email us. For the time being, we may need to make that the requirement for getting approved if this spam bot attack keeps on.

Seems I pulled the plug in time given the requests that came in. X_X Crazy.

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