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Offline Johnnie F.

Anti-SPAM measure
« on: March 08, 2009, 11:56:38 AM »
I think the SPAM that gets posted about every day now into the top forum is placed there by a bot i. e. a computer program designed to find SMF boards and make the posts in that location. There are certain measures that can be taken against that. I'll try confusing the bot first by moving the link to our "historic cabinet" to that position.  ;D
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Anti-SPAM measure
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 10:11:48 AM »
Looks like the spambot still finds its way. We either have to live with it and keep deleting it manually or change to the requirement of registration for posting.
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Anti-SPAM measure
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 02:17:09 PM »
Due to the heavy spamming the permissions for guests to post have been revoked at "Hi Newbie"  ;D
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Anti-SPAM measure
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 07:20:44 PM »
We still do have severe problems with spambots, mainly from the UK. But since we don't want to restrict posting to registered members, we'll first try to exploit the blocking features of this software. That means the IPs from where already spam has been posted will be blocked from posting. Of course this can lead to also blocking non-spammers who incidentally use the same IP.

So if you have problems posting caused by the banning of Is please send me an email to

koratfart@gmail.com

Thanks for your understanding.

This software also counts and shows the blocked attempts. One IP by Dragonara-net was already blocked more than a dozen times today.  ;D
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Anti-SPAM measure
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009, 09:36:09 AM »
More and more I get the impression that these posts aren't spam but attempts of a DDOS attack. Could easily counter that by restricting posting to registered members, but I prefer freedom! Keep on playing, dear admin of the other site! You gotta do better than that! :D
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Anti-SPAM measure
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 12:23:14 PM »
We have opened a new board for spam only. Let's help those guys making fools of themselves. ;D
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Anti-SPAM measure
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 03:10:31 PM »
To reduce spam a little I have turned on the captcha code requirement for guest posters and members as long as their post count hasn't reached 5 yet. But it is a fairly simple captcha. Let's see how much it helps.

For some regular guest posters I recommend registration.
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george

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Re: Anti-SPAM measure
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 03:28:43 PM »
You still need to dump foreign language stuff, you have no idea what it says, it maybe illegal in the country you are hosted and your host may pull the plug on you, it maybe lese majeste here and you are responsible for this board, if its in a language you don't understand then just delete it from the board, it is of no benefit and could well cause a lot of problems for you as the owner.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Anti-SPAM measure
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2009, 09:59:11 AM »
To reduce spam a little I have turned on the captcha code requirement for guest posters and members as long as their post count hasn't reached 5 yet. But it is a fairly simple captcha. Let's see how much it helps.

Either I have blocked the heavy spammers IPs already or the captcha actually does help: not one spam post since then. ;D
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