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The occasional spambots
Topic Started: Jan 29 2018, 08:01 AM (175 Views)
BrynStevens
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Sometimes, one or two spambots would come here and post their crap around and I sometimes see it when on the Active Topics page. Even though it doesn't happen much, I think further action should be taken. Like, maybe making use of this which is something that queenzelda and I know of, and that I've got it plugged on my forum too when I suffered a sudden influx of them one time :ermm:

Even so, at least this isn't a major problem like how it is over at the ZB support forum, but I still wanted to bring this to the attention of everyone here, even if their posts are wiped out and banned instantly by our mighty lord here.
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CJ
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A very minor case of serious brain damage

Thanks a lot - I've implemented it right away :D .

(I've replaced the 'Valid XHTML' icon with it, since some of ZB's own XHTML is invalid, and I'm unable to change that :( )
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BrynStevens
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Oh good. Let's see if this alone will make a huge difference ;)
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CJ
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A very minor case of serious brain damage

Yep. With a bit of luck, they're gonna become even more occasional now!
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BrynStevens
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Really? How so? :ermm:
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CJ
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A very minor case of serious brain damage

Well, in the sense that that thing you showed me should make them rarer :P .
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BrynStevens
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Well I hope so. It worked for queenzelda's forum from what she told me :P
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Jarkko
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Christian. Exterminator of Spammers.

Good stuff, Bry. :)

Now I won't have to put my bollockin' face on anywhere near so frequently. :lol: ;)
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BrynStevens
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...and somehow, it didn't work. Some loser named drmohansingh11 just came in but didn't leave behind his trash around. Oh well.
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queenzelda
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Lady Queen

Well, I did say that it helped. It's not perfect. Most forums have another level of security that spambots have to get through before they're allowed in, such as the 'are you human' test, or just code in reCAPTCHA: https://codeforgeek.com/2014/12/google-recaptcha-tutorial/ (Which I've seen on a few forums.) I have my own form of security, invites only. (But, that's me.)
Edited by queenzelda, Jan 30 2018, 07:02 PM.
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CJ
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A very minor case of serious brain damage

Bry.
Jan 30 2018, 09:56 AM
...and somehow, it didn't work. Some loser named drmohansingh11 just came in but didn't leave behind his trash around. Oh well.
Perhaps they just want to PM people, but they don't realise I've disabled the PM system for new members :evilgrin: ?
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Jarkko
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Christian. Exterminator of Spammers.

I've been noticing that type a lot. Seems like they'd be advertising for doctors/dentists in India. But they don't actually have any posts.
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CJ
Jan 30 2018, 07:05 PM
Perhaps they just want to PM people, but they don't realise I've disabled the PM system for new members :evilgrin: ?
Possibly. But even so, who would want their so-called "professional" service? :P

Jarkko
Jan 30 2018, 07:52 PM
Seems like they'd be advertising for doctors/dentists in India. But they don't actually have any posts.
Hair transplant specialists too.

At least this sort of crap is not like what's seen at the DeviantArt forums. I mean... ick :whatthecrap:
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Jarkko
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Christian. Exterminator of Spammers.

Yeah, I'm sure. :whatthecrap:
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Jarkko
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Christian. Exterminator of Spammers.

Well, I just EXTERMINATED a new spammer. So not sure this will pan out. It was worth a try, though. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
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