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Forum Clean-Up
« on: December 30, 2010, 08:29:43 PM »
Some of you might have noticed that some areas of the forums have disappeared, these have been archived either due to the project being complete, terminated or inactive. If you would like to see areas of these forums or wish to have them reactivated then please get in contact with me or James.

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010, 04:21:06 AM »
I noticed the Forgotten forum has gone, there's not much point in it being there anymore really. Can you alter my title from The Forgotten team to "Dirty Russian" :P

Speaking of forum clean up, I just spotted bot spam in the achievements forum...


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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 05:22:43 AM »
The same person (or bot?) keeps spamming the forum with that crap which is pretty annoying.

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 05:31:53 AM »
It's a bot, we need to add a capcha and deny users the ability to post urls until they've got 10 posts.

[edit]Seems they can get past the capcha easily, try this;

http://www.thesamet.com/blog/2006/12/21/fighting-spam-on-phpbb-forums/
« Last Edit: December 31, 2010, 05:45:28 AM by D3ads »

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 09:04:49 AM »
We've already got those things and more pal, it's humans registering for the bots I expect.

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2010, 09:05:19 AM »
It's a bot, we need to add a capcha and deny users the ability to post urls until they've got 10 posts.

[edit]Seems they can get past the capcha easily, try this;

http://www.thesamet.com/blog/2006/12/21/fighting-spam-on-phpbb-forums/

That and we run SMF...

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2011, 05:06:14 AM »
How about having a rule that users need to make 5 posts before being allowed to start new topics?

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2011, 06:34:45 AM »
How about having a rule that users need to make 5 posts before being allowed to start new topics?

This idea, it prints money.

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2011, 08:40:10 AM »
How about having a rule that users need to make 5 posts before being allowed to start new topics?

Genius.

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011, 10:40:18 AM »
But the bots will just spam the threads that already exist? :c

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 03:39:03 AM »
Hmm well something needs to be done, that same nerd is registering like twice a day to spam the forum.

Since it's a bot, surely we could just ban their IP or whatever proxy servers they're using?

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2011, 03:43:05 AM »
Manual account activation after nerds have provided their reason to register.

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Re: Forum Clean-Up
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2011, 10:49:30 AM »
Manual account activation after nerds have provided their reason to register.

Probably the most effective but not sure who would have the time to deal with it.