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DO NOT REPLY IN A SPAM TOPIC

Post by luchtzak » 20 Sep 2006, 12:08

Dear members,

we have evaluated the website to prevent spam showing up on the forums, these are the results:

:arrow: problem: bots register an account (without activating) but leave spam url in the account. Memberlist becomes urlfarm.

action: from now on the webteam will activate the account, in maximum 24 hours your account will be active.

:arrow: problem: +-200 accounts in the forums with urls to spam, warez, porn, medication, etc...

action: cleaned up memberlist

:arrow: problem: spam posted in the forums

action: ASAP removal of spam and nickname + ban of the IP

Please leave comments + feedback on this matter if you like.

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Post by Mudvayne » 20 Sep 2006, 13:15

Are you using phpbb ?

I'd suggest to maybe search for another forum, like SMF .
I had the same problem a month ago and changed over from phpbb to smf with no problem. Off course, the luchtzak forum is much bigger than mine.
But since I changed over I haven't had a single url-porn-spam-user, although they're starting now on my coppermine gallery by spamming with picture comments...:roll:

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Post by luchtzak » 20 Sep 2006, 13:25

www.phpbb.com it is indeed, I don't consider changing to a new forum but I am waiting for http://area51.phpbb.com

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Re: Action against spam on www.luchtzak.be

Post by luchtzak » 02 Oct 2006, 15:02

luchtzak wrote::arrow: problem: bots register an account (without activating) but leave spam url in the account. Memberlist becomes urlfarm.

action: from now on the webteam will activate the account, in maximum 24 hours your account will be active.
I have found an easy way to stop bots registering a fake account, new members will receive an e-mail in their mailbox with a url to activate their account, just like before ;-)

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Post by ElcoB » 02 Oct 2006, 16:43

:arrow: @luchtzak: thanks for your work on all this!

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Post by Stella_Caeli » 02 Oct 2006, 19:07

Hey,

Some spambots are advanced enough to be able to receive and process the activation mails...

Search for the phpBB "myVIPcode" mod. I installed it on a phpBB forum and no more spam...

Also a lot of info here: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=427852

Kind regards,
Sebastian

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Post by Advisor » 04 Oct 2006, 08:33

Bart, as always ur doing a great job :wink:
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Post by blackhawk » 24 May 2007, 08:59

May I kindly ask to all members NOT to reply in a spam topic!!!

Many thanks,

Blackhawk

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Post by blackhawk » 24 Jul 2007, 21:30

blackhawk wrote:May I kindly ask to all members NOT to reply in a spam topic!!!

Many thanks,

Blackhawk
Sight, and again and again, DO NOT REPLY IN A SPAM TOPIC.

Indien je een spam-topic tegen komt, POST NIETS in die topic!!!

The moderators will remove it as soon as possible!!!

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Post by Bruspotter » 24 Jul 2007, 21:52

Hi

But how can you be sure that it goes about a spam-topic for sure...


Best regards: Yannick ;)

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Post by Pinguin » 24 Jul 2007, 22:11

I think the best to do is to install a mod (available at the phpbb website, as I see it is a phpbb forum...) to prevent automated spamtopics. I did the same on my forum, and until now, I do not get any spam...

@Bruspotter: If you see a topic talking about (free) medication, porn, illegal software, etc (mainly with links, and mostly unlogic topicnames - only some keywords) you can be sure it is spam.... also check the usernames... sometimes they do just not look like someone did choose it him/herself

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Post by blackhawk » 24 Jul 2007, 22:18

Bruspotter wrote:Hi

But how can you be sure that it goes about a spam-topic for sure...


Best regards: Yannick ;)
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Pinguin wrote:I think the best to do is to install a mod (available at the phpbb website, as I see it is a phpbb forum...) to prevent automated spamtopics. I did the same on my forum, and until now, I do not get any spam...

@Bruspotter: If you see a topic talking about (free) medication, porn, illegal software, etc (mainly with links, and mostly unlogic topicnames - only some keywords) you can be sure it is spam.... also check the usernames... sometimes they do just not look like someone did choose it him/herself
I'm working for an other website too and over there we have created a custom login and 'new member' page, so bots are no longer able to create new members and to post spam.

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Post by Stella_Caeli » 25 Jul 2007, 01:14

Hello,

I maintain 2 phpBB fora and I prevented bot registration by applying a simple modification to the source.

Users wanting to register have to answer a very simple question that can only be answered by humans. All humans know the answer to this simple question, but bots don't.

Very effective, and only a very small modification easy to implement.

Kind regards,
Sebastian

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Post by luchtzak » 25 Jul 2007, 06:45

sebastian,

you have the link to that mod?

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Post by luchtzak » 29 Jul 2007, 23:32

New members will have to answer a simple question upon registration, the question is: The colour of the sky is? The answer is: blue

Spambots will not find this one ;-) In case they do I will change the question ;)

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