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Thread: Ideas to limit spammer member signups

  1. #21
    This will probably get us off whatever list they share quickly.
    Quote Originally Posted by robjones View Post
    I just set the registration options to require hand approval before anyone gets a login. That's going to hamstring the bot guys bigtime. That's how we shut them down at V7n when they got bad, and we dont have near the amount of traffic so it wont be a full time job, but i can eliminate a TON that way before they enter the room.
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  2. #22
    Wasnt that quick when cricket had to go thru it, but it was danged effective. Spammers arent bright.
    -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup. --

  3. #23
    Some spammer are still getting through. I dumped 2 more this morning. The threads look like they are from the same guy who promotes clothing stores.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  4. #24
    Right, but eventually they will realize that their "work" is better spent elsewhere, so the network will delete this forum from their to-do-list.
    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Some spammer are still getting through. I dumped 2 more this morning. The threads look like they are from the same guy who promotes clothing stores.
    I am also a writer for Serpholic Media. You can find some of my articles here: Serpholic Media Blog

  5. #25
    TD - the two you dumped today already had the IDs in the system before the signup was set to "moderated". They signed up the 5th and 8th respectively, and the change was implemented the latter half of the 8th.

    There will still be some slip thru, cause I'd rather have to eliminate one later than pre-ban an otherwise good member, but if the incoming lot has any whiff of bot or spammer, theyre toast.

    Been going over the back end of the software trying to fine tune some things and repair some ongoing issues. Been a little preoccupied with an election... Time to pick it up and move forward.
    -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup. --

  6. #26
    ftr - It was obvious our new little friend had a stable of existing IDs in the wings since everything we've banned today was registered prior, so just went thru and did a proactive search and destroy on his ID inventory. Looks like our Chinese Xrumer Boy just started collecting them around the end of October. If he has any left it wont be many. He's pretty much history.
    -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup. --

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