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Forums Maintenance

Postby amstan » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:57 am

So... I was annoyed at the amount of smart spammer bots lately.
I upgraded the forums to the latest version.
And I implemented recaptcha, I hope this will keep them away, or at least make OCR better by trying to keep them away.

There has been a big account purge as well. Only accounts with 0 posts were deleted.
If you account was deleted, feel free to remake it, as the old name is still now available.
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Re: Forums Maintenance

Postby amstan » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:17 pm

This does not seem to stop the spammers.
I still have to delete 1-3 posts daily manually.
There's more spam posts than there are legit posts.

I would like some ideas.
Ping them to me on irc.
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Re: Forums Maintenance

Postby amstan » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:19 pm

I disabled new user registration for now. I'm still waiting for some ideas.
To admins: the emails have stopped.
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Re: Forums Maintenance

Postby amstan » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:41 am

I have implemented a stopforumspam.com api for the registrations.
Thank you Prillicy for coding it.
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Re: Forums Maintenance

Postby jeff.cameron » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:37 pm

You rock, amstan, as usual.
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