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#1 AIM

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 05:58 PM

Boki, I realize that your forum is flooded with spam.

Here's what I did years ago to keep my own phpBB forum clean, no single spam registrations/posts since years.

1. Ask a question during signup, exactly the user has to enter a VIP code that can be found on a specific page on my website. Seems that many Captchas implementations no longer stop automated registrations.

2. Deleted all users with zero posts, that also killed all automated registrations from the past.

Hope that you can do something similar to keep your forum clean...

#2 Boki (Berg)

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:20 PM

Hello Aim,

Thank you for your concern. I have try to delete every spam message, but now I need to do something else.

1. There is a image generated, but it seems that Bot somehow solve problem with picture. smile.gif
2. I will like to do that, but don't know how to do it, except deleting rows from mysql.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:44 PM

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1. There is a image generated, but it seems that Bot somehow solve problem with picture.


Yes, these default captchas aren't a problem for automated spam registrations nowadays.

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2. I will like to do that, but don't know how to do it, except deleting rows from mysql.


In phpBB I had a mod that could sort users by the number of posts, so it took only a few minutes to select and delete them all, but I could do it within the forum admin panel. Probably there's a similar mod for your forum software if such a functionality isn't already available.

Good luck...

#4 Boki (Berg)

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 12:15 AM

Hello Aim,

Thank you again. I will see what I can do.
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