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Message Board Spam

Postby News System » Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:56 pm

I've implemented a possible solution for the increasing spam problem of our message board. When registering an account or editing a profile, you will be required to enter a certain word into an HTTP authentication box. You only get one chance at this per session, so be sure to read the instructions carefully before submitting the form. I am hoping that spam bots will skip over these instructions!! Unfortunately, several spam bots have already managed to register many accounts already. If any are used again, let me know and I will disable them immediately. Thanks!
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JDWitchdoctor
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Postby JDWitchdoctor » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:39 am

Is spam really a big problem now?

How sad.

Is the message board running fine, though?

I assume the regulars still come here.
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Postby SinReVi » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:43 pm

The spambots are gone.
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Postby JDWitchdoctor » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:19 pm

That's good to hear.

Spambot are seriously annoying.
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Artemis
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Re: Message Board Spam

Postby Artemis » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:00 am

Yeah, they are annoying and unfortunately they are back quite frequently nowadays.

I wonder how exactly these spambots work? Are they able to scan the word and to decipher it somehow?

If so, would it help to add some question where you have to answer some maybe lufia-related question so that the answer can't be scanned? If it's possible with the forum software.

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Re: Message Board Spam

Postby SinReVi » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:23 pm

I suggest sending Chris a message about it.
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Re: Message Board Spam

Postby DarkMaster2101 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:59 pm

Where's that solution chris?


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