May 26, 2019, 03:18:28 AM

Author Topic: Spam spam spam  (Read 780 times)

Offline Qube

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Re: Spam spam spam
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2018, 08:18:32 PM »
@ captcha
You (Qube) already added 4 or 5 different questions/riddles/puzzles for a registration ... that is really "hefty" - and without looking at the source code you might even have one more (an invisible field which bots fill while they shouldn't). Do you have some captcha-stuff for the first X posts too? That way the "human registrator" needs to do the first posts too (registration is done by humans which then sell the credentials to the bot users).
Sorry for the late reply ( forgot ). Yes, there is an invisible field and a captcha when registering. There is no captcha for a new users first few posts. Instead nothing a new user posts shows up on the forums until I approve their 1st post. So if a new user signs up and makes 5 posts, all will be hidden until I approve any one of those posts. After that their posts are shown as normal.

This works well as spam bots usually ( after registering by themselves or human signups ) try and flood each forum section with junk. Members never see this and it's only a couple of mouse clicks to remove the lot.
Until the next time...

Offline Derron

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Re: Spam spam spam
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2018, 09:36:19 PM »
If you added another step for the first post, then some "bots" might fail there too - leading to less garbage/trash posts for you to purge.