Author Topic: Anti spambot system?  (Read 2688 times)

Frisker

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I'm getting annoyed by those spam bots here, isn't it possible to make better anti-bot protection in the registration stage on the forums? Almost every week I read how much viagra or something I need :D
The newest one(Which I dont think anyone has missed) http://community.bugbeargames.com/index.php/topic,7063.0.html

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Majatek

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One possible way of preventing spambots is to utilize a combination of captcha, time/post restrictions (where a user may only create new topics once said user hits "x" amount of posts in other user's threads), and various other limitations - which all would only get in the way of letting users actually use the forum.

I'll let one of Bugbear's forum administrators bring this up as something needing to be mentioned to the brains behind making the forum look and function as good as it is. I'm sure they probably already know about it but just didn't have the time to attend to it just yet.
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Lari Fari

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I think the problem might be, that some of them aren't even SPAM-Bots. No Captcha will stop humans from spamming in forums ;-)
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BrianUK

Reporting them as soon as you see them goes some way to getting the threads/posts removed. I've reported an obscene amount of posts now and I bet the administrators are sick of me doing it :P

Until a workable solution is found, reporting them is the best we, as forum users, can do.

BrianUK

Is there a way to implement a 'report user' button? Saves me a lot of time, rather than having to flag up a load of posts. Pretty time consuming when there are lots to report, and it takes a while for my report to even go through.

WorldofBay

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Reporting them as soon as you see them goes some way to getting the threads/posts removed. I've reported an obscene amount of posts now and I bet the administrators are sick of me doing it :P

Until a workable solution is found, reporting them is the best we, as forum users, can do.

when i click report i only get a timeout, very useful that function...

also: spambot in anti-spambot thread, rekt frisker 8)
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when i click report i only get a timeout, very useful that function...

Same here tried thrice over different days.

Purple44

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when i click report i only get a timeout, very useful that function...

Same here tried thrice over different days.

Ya the Report to moderator option time out on me too when I use it to flag a spam post. Not sure if Bugbear still get a report. Tero, is Bugbear getting these spam reports?

Seem lately we been getting spammers posting more than normal these days.
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Daystar

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when i click report i only get a timeout, very useful that function...

Same here tried thrice over different days.

Ya the Report to moderator option time out on me too when I use it to flag a spam post. Not sure if Bugbear still get a report. Tero, is Bugbear getting these spam reports?

Seem lately we been getting spammers posting more than normal these days.

I honestly think it's one dude that got butthurt somehow--- maybe he is pissed off coz, Bugbear progress is so slow?, not enough cars? well something is really pissing him off, and he seems to want to show revenge by all this ridiculous non-sense spam. maybe he was the same perpetrator that really slowed down incomming connections to this site last week? what ever it is, I think it's one jerk, that is causing the spam havoc here. let's just hope and pray the idiot either gets caught, or he ceases to exist? haha   damn him anyways.
 

Tonza

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I really don't see the point of his spam. He's just wasting everyone's time (including his own)