Author Topic: Spam Bots  (Read 4894 times)

Borislav

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« on: January 23, 2008, 01:21:01 pm »
hi. I see some spam bots are registering on the forum, and continue spamming it with "free mp3 download sites", "porn sites" or whatever. Thats pretty bad for the forums. Mark  can u do something to restrict these bots?

Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008, 04:34:14 pm »
It's unfortunate that they are doing this. There is a captcha upon registration to try to prevent automated bots from registering. New members are also required to verify their email address before they are allowed to post.

Despite those efforts, a few spam threads do make it through daily. Aside from a stronger captcha in possible future forum upgrades I think deleting them and banning the user as soon as they are seen is the best way, which is what we've been doing. Having new threads appear on IRC helps this as well so we see them sooner.

If there are any threads we miss, anyone please feel free to report them and they will be promptly removed.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 02:52:00 am »
Reporting some spam bots & their threads:
http://www.party107.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6656
http://www.party107.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6611
http://www.party107.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6641
http://www.party107.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6613

I recommend deleting these threads and ban their authors (just ban their IP's, so they cannot logon with a different account)

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008, 05:53:11 am »
Thanks for the reports. Removed and banned.

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2008, 11:53:03 am »

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 07:20:47 am »
Threads [20 May 2008]
http://www.party107.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7035

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 03:00:51 pm »
If your the administer just ban them and their IP address?
Edit: I didn't think it was that bad.
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