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Registration lock?

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:57 am
by DOT
Recently those spambots are getting annyoning not to mention we got alot of spam accounts here
we should close the registration until it is cleaned.

i mean 70~ Page full of spambot accounts

We should somehow make a thread open who everyone shall post who is not a spambot within 1 month.
Somehow the account list needs to be cleaned it cannot be that we got 70~ pages full of shit.

I made it sticky thill we solved the Spambot account problemms.
Especially the Code and Development forum gets spammed alot...
Man this even more boring then a stupid watchdog job,

New accounts should be only to Post here thill their Post is approved they can post to somewhere else, should be better manageable

And give me finally IP Ban permission seriously, most of the spambots are retarded enough to use the same ip

The new registered Group needs a serious clean up.

Re: Registration lock?

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:25 am
by Balthazar
Well, AFIK we can:
1. add restriction to posting for new registered persons - 1 day, it should be more than enought.
2. restrict for newly registered bots to post messages with URL links.
3. ....
4. PROFIT!!!

Re: Registration lock?

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:30 am
by DOT
That is something should be implented
Also there should give something that is a spam bot proof verification and not the one which we have
which is due to my knowledge just some random numbers

This is abnormal, not even on our "brother" website got such a spambots problem who even spams with birthday's

Re: Registration lock?

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:41 pm
by Balthazar
The problem is that anti-spam restrictions can be easilly bypassed by had-typing of captcha - all other can be done automatically. In such case - there is no protection against such spam methods except that was mentioned above.

Re: Registration lock?

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:56 pm
by DOT
So i did some few IP bans i hope this should do it now for good.
stupid pesky spambots they are just wasting my time.

Oh and Thanks zuzuf again for letting me being a Moderator so i can clean up here a bit.

Most spambots comes here from Germany ,Russian , sometimes Ukraine , USA and China hmm... i checked only a few not all

Re: Registration lock?

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:39 pm
by zuzuf
What we need is a way of detecting junks based on content analysis ... does someone here knows of a solution which could be easily plugged into a phpBB forum ?

Re: Registration lock?

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:42 pm
by DOT
Well If you could somehow disable indexing this would help I guess

tutorial thingy ... /faq/f_548

plugins ... ti-spam-9/

couldn't find more...

Is it possible for you to make a script that automatically delete accounts that doesn't got post within 1 hour?

Re: Registration lock?

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:25 pm
by Balthazar
URL, damn, forbid to post URL links for users with less than 50 messages )

Re: Registration lock?

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:13 pm
by DOT
Oh boy that was couple of spam that I have removed.

I wonder if this forum will become ever active again or if it is dead for good...
Sad to see it go but eh what can I do about it...

Re: Registration lock?

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:20 pm
by zuzuf
The new version of phpBB has a new anti-spam feature (enabled of course :P). Registration is enabled again. So far so good.