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Spam

Posted: 07.09.2008, 11:14
by ElChristou
I'M TIRED TO REPORT *EVERY SINGLE DAY* SPAMMERS!

Chris could you please do something?

Re: Spam

Posted: 07.09.2008, 12:00
by tech2000
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...

Re: Spam

Posted: 07.09.2008, 12:02
by ajtribick
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...

Re: Spam

Posted: 07.09.2008, 12:13
by rthorvald
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.

- rthorvald

Re: Spam

Posted: 07.09.2008, 17:08
by BobHegwood
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:

Re: Spam

Posted: 08.09.2008, 04:07
by PlutonianEmpire
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. :(

Re: Spam

Posted: 08.09.2008, 16:12
by ElChristou
And today our winner is yuqingeng2007 ...
:x

Re: Spam

Posted: 08.09.2008, 16:24
by tech2000
And the first price is a turd twister...

Re: Spam

Posted: 08.09.2008, 18:45
by chris
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

Re: Spam

Posted: 08.09.2008, 18:52
by ElChristou
Tx Chris! Hope this will be enough!

Re: Spam

Posted: 11.09.2008, 13:21
by BobHegwood
Guess not...
Today's winner is Asiakingtravel

Re: Spam

Posted: 11.09.2008, 13:27
by ElChristou
:evil:

Re: Spam

Posted: 11.09.2008, 13:37
by Cham
Yep ! Still spams problems. Chris ?

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

Re: Spam

Posted: 11.09.2008, 13:44
by ElChristou
Cham wrote:Kick the %$/&* suckers ! :evil:

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

Re: Spam

Posted: 13.09.2008, 13:38
by Hungry4info
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.

Re: Spam

Posted: 06.10.2008, 08:36
by ElChristou
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...)

Re: Spam

Posted: 13.11.2008, 09:05
by t00fri
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

Re: Spam

Posted: 13.11.2008, 16:55
by Reiko
We have been getting a lot of spam ads lately. :?

Re: Spam

Posted: 14.11.2008, 01:06
by BobHegwood
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>

Re: Spam

Posted: 14.11.2008, 09:53
by t00fri
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.

Fridger