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Post #1by ElChristou » 07.09.2008, 11:14

I'M TIRED TO REPORT *EVERY SINGLE DAY* SPAMMERS!

Chris could you please do something?
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Re: Spam

Post #2by tech2000 » 07.09.2008, 12:00

Is shatters running the latest version of phpBB?

and make a 2 day quarantine for new users.. which by the way is not a very pleasant solution...
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Re: Spam

Post #3by ajtribick » 07.09.2008, 12:02

You'd think there would be some way to detect whether a new user is posting the exact same thing in multiple topics... after all, this seems to be the preferred spamming methodology...

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Re: Spam

Post #4by rthorvald » 07.09.2008, 12:13

Chris,
At the CM we have managed to stop the bots 100%, by adding these two (simple) hacks to the phpbb template:
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/6391 - a small routine that hides the website field upon registration, and only makes it visible afterwards. The bot tries to supply an URL anyway since it cannot see that the field is invisible. This is detected, and the registration process aborted.

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/6432
Adds a question with a preconfigured "right answer" to the registration form. The bot is unable to reply, and the registration aborted.

These are for phpbb 2, but there is no reason i know of it would not work on 3. Installation is simple, you just have to add a few lines of code to a couple of template files, so it only takes a few minutes. There are precise instructions for that in the zips.

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Re: Spam

Post #5by BobHegwood » 07.09.2008, 17:08

rthorvald wrote:Chris,
At the CM we have managed to stop the bots 100%, by adding these two (simple) hacks to the phpbb template:

I wondered why I haven't seen any on the CM yet. Like Christophe says, they show up here almost every day.
Surely Selden deserves a break from this crap doesn't he? :wink:
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Re: Spam

Post #6by PlutonianEmpire » 08.09.2008, 04:07

Another solution is to ban those free email providers, like yahoo. It's pretty drastic, and it ain't pretty, but it should help.

Of course, that would mean I'd have to leave, since I use yahoo. :(
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Re: Spam

Post #7by ElChristou » 08.09.2008, 16:12

And today our winner is yuqingeng2007 ...
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Re: Spam

Post #8by tech2000 » 08.09.2008, 16:24

And the first price is a turd twister...
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Re: Spam

Post #9by chris » 08.09.2008, 18:45

I've enabled a the Prime Anti-Bot text verification system:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 0&t=570929

Hopefully, this will be the end of the spam bots.

--Chris

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Re: Spam

Post #10by ElChristou » 08.09.2008, 18:52

Tx Chris! Hope this will be enough!
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Re: Spam

Post #11by BobHegwood » 11.09.2008, 13:21

Guess not...
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Re: Spam

Post #12by ElChristou » 11.09.2008, 13:27

:evil:
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Re: Spam

Post #13by Cham » 11.09.2008, 13:37

Yep ! Still spams problems. Chris ?

Kick the %$/&* suckers ! :evil:
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Re: Spam

Post #14by ElChristou » 11.09.2008, 13:44

Cham wrote:Kick the %$/&* suckers ! :evil:

I'm not sure the bots will appreciate all the subtlety of your message... :?
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Re: Spam

Post #15by Hungry4info » 13.09.2008, 13:38

ElChristou wrote:
Cham wrote:Kick the %$/&* suckers ! :evil:

I'm not sure the bots will appreciate all the subtlety of your message... :?

Perhaps this reflects some sort of impurity within my heart...

... but I don't care. If they choose to come to our forum and do virulently spread their pointless garbage, then they deserve no compassion, no kindness, no mercy.

Ban them.
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Re: Spam

Post #16by ElChristou » 06.10.2008, 08:36

chris wrote:I've enabled a the Prime Anti-Bot text verification system:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 0&t=570929

Hopefully, this will be the end of the spam bots.

--Chris

Seems you have to find something better now... (47 posts by rebecca0813 today...)
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Re: Spam

Post #17by t00fri » 13.11.2008, 09:05

Why are you just copying STUFF from the net in your posts? This is the second such post.

http://spam.abuse.net/overview/whatisspam.shtml

Copying large passages from other sites without quoting the sources is BAD style!

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Re: Spam

Post #18by Reiko » 13.11.2008, 16:55

We have been getting a lot of spam ads lately. :?

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Re: Spam

Post #19by BobHegwood » 14.11.2008, 01:06

t00fri wrote:Why are you just copying STUFF from the net in your posts? This is the second such post.

http://spam.abuse.net/overview/whatisspam.shtml

Copying large passages from other sites without quoting the sources is BAD style!

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Hey there, Good Doctor...

Do you really think that these people care about such trivialities?
Do like *I* do, and barrage poor, befuddled Selden with requests to "DELETE this garbage, and BAN these A******* forever..." :wink:

Have a nice day. <smirk>
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Re: Spam

Post #20by t00fri » 14.11.2008, 09:53

BobHegwood wrote:
t00fri wrote:Why are you just copying STUFF from the net in your posts? This is the second such post.

http://spam.abuse.net/overview/whatisspam.shtml

Copying large passages from other sites without quoting the sources is BAD style!

Fridger

Hey there, Good Doctor...

Do you really think that these people care about such trivialities?
Do like *I* do, and barrage poor, befuddled Selden with requests to "DELETE this garbage, and BAN these A******* forever..." :wink:

Have a nice day. <smirk>

Right you are, Bob.

It was meant to be my last warning. If his commercial website link had appeared anywhere outside his profile that warning would not have taken place.

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