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Spammer

PostPosted: 03/13/06 at 18:46:43
by tashina
We had a spammer this afternoon. Seemed like a person and not a bot. He/she created usernames as fast as I could delete them and refreshed IPs too. Annoying. Probably put up 100-200 posts in about 20 minutes, all linking to porn sites. Luckily, I saw him within about 5 minutes of his getting started.

I am not up to date on how to stop spammers, so for now until intercst checks in here, I have made it to where you can only post once per every 3 minutes. Shouldn't affect most of you, but will slow him down if he comes back.

Re: Spammer

PostPosted: 03/14/06 at 16:37:59
by mickeyd
You're not expecting us to really believe that story are you? Did you save any of the porn sites? I'm getting tired of my current collection. Just wondering.... :-X

Re: Spammer

PostPosted: 04/23/06 at 17:10:15
by HFWR
So, you send me unsolicited email, with a link that opens 328 windows, which when I close, opens 253 more, which them locks-up my computer...

That REALLY is an effective way to attract customers!! Why didn't I think of that...   :roll:

Re: Spammer

PostPosted: 05/26/06 at 16:40:29
by BigMoneyJim
According to this link, "captcha" image recognition support (or the equivalent) is built into this forum.

http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB ... 1141070626

If you are asking how to set up the image validation with your YaBB forum, you simply have to go to Admin Center -> Flood/Session Security and enable that (assuming you are using YaBB 2).


This is where it gives you a silly looking graphic and has you type the letters and numbers in. raddr's site has this. A bit  annoying, but it stops spam bots and can slow down individual spammers.

I've seen this feature built into phpbb, but I haven't used this YaBB2 software, so I haven't actually tried it as this board would use it.

Re: Spammer

PostPosted: 05/26/06 at 17:19:34
by Forum Admin
BigMoneyJim wrote:According to this link, "captcha" image recognition support (or the equivalent) is built into this forum.

http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB ... 1141070626

If you are asking how to set up the image validation with your YaBB forum, you simply have to go to Admin Center -> Flood/Session Security and enable that (assuming you are using YaBB 2).


This is where it gives you a silly looking graphic and has you type the letters and numbers in. raddr's site has this. A bit ?annoying, but it stops spam bots and can slow down individual spammers.

I've seen this feature built into phpbb, but I haven't used this YaBB2 software, so I haven't actually tried it as this board would use it.


I just activated the image validation function. Let's see if it helps.

I've deleted 5 or 6 spammers over the past 2 days.

intercst

Re: Spammer

PostPosted: 05/26/06 at 17:33:36
by tashina
I had been deleting 2-3 day for the past couple of weeks. I hadn't had to do any in the last few days. I thought they were leaving us alone. Oh well. Thanks for adding the new feature and thanks to BMJ for suggesting it. Hope it helps.