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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #25 on: 12/09/2005 17:52:55 »
Hi All

okay, new registrations must now validate via email.

We'll see what impact this has. If none, then we'll move up another gear which requires moderators to validate registrations before they can be used.

Feedback on the scale of the problem would be gratefully received.

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #26 on: 12/09/2005 22:09:26 »
Cheers Chris,

Lets hope the new registarion protocol works.

I'll keep you posted..... BTW ,do you know someone called L Biggs ?

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #27 on: 12/09/2005 22:10:01 »
2 more deleted tonight !

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #28 on: 13/09/2005 11:30:34 »
Can you make a system which automatically checks every new profile's link list?
If the links contain words "gambling" or "poker" the profile is automatically cast into oblivion.
« Last Edit: 13/09/2005 16:30:13 by memasa »
 

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #29 on: 13/09/2005 18:39:26 »
Any more dodgy logins noted yet anyone ?

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #30 on: 13/09/2005 18:49:02 »
none deleted today.............yet !!

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #31 on: 15/09/2005 19:49:22 »
This may be of some help....

http://www.samspade.org/

Not such a pretty face am I? It might tell you a little abou them.
 

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #32 on: 15/09/2005 23:00:18 »
OOOPS !!..SORRY RUSS...I ACCIDENTALLY EDITED YOUR POST INSTEAD OF RESPONDING TO IT....SORRY.....I MUST BE A SPAM BOT TOO !!

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #33 on: 05/10/2005 09:52:52 »
Most sites deal with this problem by having an obscure password which you fill in on the page before you post your details, this is in a format that bots cant read because its a picture of the letters, which look like they have been drawn roughly by someone. This eliminates the bots from the join up process, because the bots can't read it.

http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2005/08/07/life_and_gravity_sleeping_in_a_horizontal_position_may_be_bad_for_you.htm

see security code on this page.

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #34 on: 05/10/2005 20:20:15 »
chris

I had a look at the snitz forum support section and found this image recognition mod thingy, if it helps


http://www.snitzbitz.com/mods/details.asp?Version=All&mid=139



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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #35 on: 05/10/2005 20:43:43 »
Since the new registration changes, there have been no spam posters...which is nice !

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #36 on: 08/10/2005 13:16:12 »
Thanks ukmicky for taking the trouble to look that up.

Since Neil reports that he's not seen any signs of trouble since we introduce email reg, then we may be okay at the moment, but if it becomes a pain again, maybe I'll introduce your solution.

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #37 on: 17/10/2005 23:28:41 »
(argh, registration is a PITA :()

The Wikipedia has an article about CAPTCHA tests which is relevant here.  And a little scary - I think we're in a Turing test arms race, and the two ways it could easily go are internet becomes unusable vs. need to use government issued ID cards to prove you exist.  Pretty grim, eh?
 

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #38 on: 07/11/2005 23:38:36 »
When I had my own registration-based site I used to include an easy, random question in the email I sent to the applicant. No answer, no registration. I didn't have that many applications, though, so I could handle it all myself.
I don't know how easy it would be to automate the process but I would have thought that a small database with, say, 100 questions & answers, would suffice. I could write it without too much trouble in an "old-fashioned" programming language so I'm sure someone Chris knows could produce something PDQ.
 

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #39 on: 24/02/2006 12:56:45 »
this is the only spam i wish to see,


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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #40 on: 27/02/2006 14:22:53 »
*checks for vikings*
 

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Re: What are these SPAM posters about ?
« Reply #41 on: 07/03/2006 10:03:23 »
hey neil !
did you see that,chris wrote all that without a mention of windypops,parp,guff,shirt tail lifter,ripper,or anything,he is getting really good [B)]

its the drugs,y-know.
 

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