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novicius
January 16th, 2014, 06:18 AM
Spammer in the hizzie! (http://gtxforums.net/member.php?97-anyusetrhek)

Also, please delete this thread (http://gtxforums.net/showthread.php?124-como-puedo-espiar-un-telefono-movil&goto=newpost), kthxbye.

Random
January 16th, 2014, 06:42 AM
Yup.

Random
January 16th, 2014, 06:50 AM
FWIW, there's a post reporting button: shaped like a little triangle with an exclamation point. :)

Three people used it. ;)

Kchrpm
January 16th, 2014, 09:37 AM
I've used it twice! *eats his ice cream*

Random
January 16th, 2014, 09:40 AM
:rawk:

novicius
January 16th, 2014, 10:51 AM
FWIW, there's a post reporting button: shaped like a little triangle with an exclamation point. :)
Good to know. :up:

Rare White Ape
January 16th, 2014, 12:22 PM
I didn't get to use it.

Can the thread be reinstated so that I get a chance?

Yw-slayer
January 20th, 2014, 01:57 AM
Dudes...

FaultyMario
January 20th, 2014, 02:52 AM
we got a big dose of 'em!

FaultyMario
January 20th, 2014, 02:53 AM
wonder if you can just delete all posts by those 3 or 4 robots?

http://gtxforums.net/member.php?102-reumereawnnof

http://gtxforums.net/member.php?104-guhJundanap

http://gtxforums.net/member.php?105-AffertPew

FaultyMario
January 20th, 2014, 02:58 AM
http://gtxforums.net/member.php?103-NepleSpathe

http://gtxforums.net/member.php?106-SamuelBred

Rare White Ape
January 20th, 2014, 03:11 AM
http://images.smh.com.au/2011/09/10/2617188/art-louie-420x0.jpg

SkylineObsession
January 20th, 2014, 03:34 AM
I reported this in one of the spam topics, but i'm sure vBulletin should have a way to counter spam effectively like the custom profile fields idea for phpBB.
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2122696

Custom profile fields (with questions/answers that can't be Googled quickly) have stopped 99% of spambots registering in my car club forums and GT forums. I was looking at the Who's online the other day, then later on that day/week, and saw that a guest (from China, or one of the regular spambot countries) was registering each time.

But no new member ever appeared, as they couldn't get through. :finger:

On my forums i have two (plus admin activation of new members) antispam measures (or more) in the registration screen;

ANTISPAM: Type in the second bunch of numbers below: *
540 457 785 369
(anything other than 457 entered will epicly fail)

ANTISPAM:: *
Is 'house' spelled correctly here: 'houwse'
(drop down box, with 'yes' highlighted, as the first option in boxes is usually what the bots would choose)

And have a similar numbers one on my car club forums (different numbers) and this one too;

Copy and paste the text, BETWEEN the asterixes, into the box: **CoOkIeS aR3 aw3SomE**:
This question is a means of preventing automated form submissions by spambots.

If vB can do this sort of thing, say goodbye to spambots. :)

Kchrpm
January 20th, 2014, 04:24 AM
Russ is going to be very annoyed when he wakes up.

Yw-slayer
January 20th, 2014, 06:35 AM
That's one way of putting it.

Is there a way to stop all automatic user registration for now?

Rob
January 20th, 2014, 07:29 AM
Is there a way to stop all automatic user registration for now?

Yeah, this.

Just have a human verify all new memberships and email addresses.

Kchrpm
January 20th, 2014, 07:34 AM
I like Skyline's ideas better, so Russ or whoever doesn't have to potentially wade through a metric ton of bot crap to find genuine people.

Random
January 20th, 2014, 08:09 AM
Both will happen, I think. Moderated registration is the easiest. *flips switch*

Kchrpm
January 20th, 2014, 08:24 AM
:up: nice clean up efforts, too.

Rob
January 20th, 2014, 10:49 AM
Couple of the spam accounts still look to be logged in. How is that possible?

Kchrpm
January 20th, 2014, 10:53 AM
I believe vB allows them to be logged in but they can't do anything other than view.

Random
January 20th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Actually, they can't even see anything. :) I think they still show up on the active list because I set the login timeout to be pretty lengthy.

Dicknose
January 20th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Good work.

And to think I clicked the report button because you might not have noticed the spam.
Next bloody thing the forum was full and I couldn't find non spam.

Kchrpm
January 20th, 2014, 12:34 PM
Actually, they can't even see anything. :) I think they still show up on the active list because I set the login timeout to be pretty lengthy.
Even better :up:

SkylineObsession
January 20th, 2014, 02:19 PM
Admin activation is a good way to stop them from posting, but it doesn't stop them from registering, whereas the custom profile fields (and whatever vB does) stops them from registering.

Activation is pretty much a backup incase they do get past the antispam stuff, and it means they'll still never be able to post. :cool:

And yeah, checked the Arcade last night and there were 4 and a quarter pages full of spam. :eek:

Random
February 26th, 2014, 11:24 AM
If anyone has personal friends in Russia or China that want to register, they'll have to contact me directly. .ru and .cn are banned from registering. :)

Dicknose
February 26th, 2014, 12:42 PM
And there goes almost half the worlds population.
And any plans to be bigger than Facebook.

Random
February 26th, 2014, 12:52 PM
Dang!

Yw-slayer
February 26th, 2014, 04:03 PM
NNOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Rare White Ape
February 26th, 2014, 08:38 PM
And what about .hk?

Dicknose
February 27th, 2014, 02:29 AM
Certainly lock them out.
Maybe even check twice on the ones who already snuck in.

Random
February 27th, 2014, 02:21 PM
Admin activation is a good way to stop them from posting, but it doesn't stop them from registering, whereas the custom profile fields (and whatever vB does) stops them from registering.

Added a custom profile field--thanks for the suggestion. :toast:

Random
February 28th, 2014, 01:50 PM
Heh, 51 people onine, 2/3rds are guests. I may implement one other mod which renames the register.php page. Hmm.

Drachen596
March 4th, 2015, 12:18 AM
looks like at least two spammers are around again.

$DEITY
March 4th, 2015, 06:22 AM
Sorry about that, folks. :|

Godson
March 8th, 2015, 09:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sglyFwTjfDU


I couldn't resist...