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Old 01-25-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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As we all know they are pretty much everywhere, and usualy only been posting as guest. Some now apparently are able to register + post.

Will be looking to test some mods to prevent bot registration/posting in the near future. It will be announced when it is done so if you are encountering errors/bugs/problems let me know.
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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perhaps you might want to look into a sort of timer in posting topics/replying on one
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Well that won't help much since theirs not 'always" a mod on and bots tend to come on at the AM of like 3-6am or other random times and post.

Found 2 mods I plan to put into effect later on.

1 is a modification to the CAPTCHA registration visual confirmation, in which case the word/number generation will be alot different with different fonts/coloring/color sequences.

2 Guest users won't be able to post url tags, will be trying this out later today.
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Make sure it's a CAPTCHA that is not easy to figure out for a bot.

most of them have been >.>;
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Make sure it's a CAPTCHA that is not easy to figure out for a bot.

most of them have been >.>;
Well... never know till try. This forum version has like... 1 background 1 font I'm sure thats pretty easy >.>

One i found has 36 different backgrounds, 256 font color variation choice and 26 different fonts with an ability to add more fonts/backgrounds (once I figure out how that works)
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Currently testing a new one now that is case sensitive it seems, and sometimes kind of hard to read hopefully for bots its the same, since its generating random font per letter in various colors too.

Guess gotta giveup some the simple stuff to prevent the crazy stuff from happening, will see how it goes for next few days and see if its slowing/stopping them. Going to look into a mod to prevent "guest" messages of links of crap too.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:22 AM   #7
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lol with the post timer thing I meant the time BETWEEN post so ppl can't post a reply or a new topic directly after their last reply.
I should have been a tad more clearer on that :oops:
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lol with the post timer thing I meant the time BETWEEN post so ppl can't post a reply or a new topic directly after their last reply.
I should have been a tad more clearer on that :oops:
Well if ya find a mod for that for the forums lemme know :P

"most" so far usualy only make 1-3 posts, change Ip and repeat, or even alternate Ip per post looking.

Currently as far as I can tell over the last 6 hours, the new visual confirmation has pretty much stopped most every non human bot registration so far because its very much more random (and can be made even more random).

Although it may require people registering to hit the refresh button a few times, it helps the overall site with lowering bot advertisment spammers.
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As we all know there are the bots that love the "guest post if ya got a problem" section, will be testing a mod that will bBan bots on certain key words.

I don't know if people are getting "advertisment" PM's but it has a feature to filter that also.

I will be trying to add it in later on and do the PHP 5.X update probably on saturday if all goes well.
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