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Something that might help with the spam bots...

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box & Feedback' started by vido.ardes, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Well-Known Member
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    I noticed it over at XDA, new users can't post links, I presume there is some kinda post limit in place. Might be useful here.
     

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  2. Caddyman

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    you get a lot of spam bots here? i never noticed, but i dont venture out of the eris forum much.

    for spam prevention i highly recommend using using both recaptcha and human verification on registration. pretty sure vb 3.8 has this built in.

    this is like a brick wall for spam bots.

    i see you use human verification already, add recaptcha and that should help a lot.

    limiting posting privledges will help no doubt but at that point it is kinda too late, the bot already registered and now has used up a username for no reason....it will try to post spam and might succeed, just the link will be dead, you will still need to clean up te posts.
     
  3. Phases

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    Good suggestion, which we may think about - but we really do pretty good with the spam bots..
     

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