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 Post subject: Spam users
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:19 pm 
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it seems we have a spam-user problem.
i think its time for capcha or the like in the forum.

plus: we have 4 pages of wrong users with some real users in between. somebody got a weekend to spare to sort them out ?

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if someone give me the specific user rights to do that ;)

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ok i checked all ~250 users in our database. now there are only ~40 left

Holger: pls double check the users left which have 0 posts but are active.

interesting to consider:

most of the spam users have one to following email account, perhaps we can block these?!

@mail.ru
@cashette.com
@gawab.com

greetz andy

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:mrgreen: THANKS!

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andy wrote:
most of the spam users have one to following email account, perhaps we can block these?!

@mail.ru
@cashette.com
@gawab.com


I blocked them in the admin panel. Let's hope this works *crossing fingers*

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enikao wrote:
andy wrote:
most of the spam users have one to following email account, perhaps we can block these?!

@mail.ru
@cashette.com
@gawab.com


I blocked them in the admin panel. Let's hope this works *crossing fingers*


good start, but my guess is it won't work forever.

regarding captcha, heres the links i posted some time back:

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I'm not that confident concerning captchas. From what I read on the net, most captchas can be cracked by today's algorithms -- and this is actively done by spammers. And I'm not that motivated introducing custom code in phpBB for update reasons.

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enikao wrote:
I'm not that confident concerning captchas. From what I read on the net, most captchas can be cracked by today's algorithms -- and this is actively done by spammers. And I'm not that motivated introducing custom code in phpBB for update reasons.


well, we need to do something.
what we have done so far does not work - see member list. so we need a long term solution. and that solution - from what i can see right now - will involve changing the standard phpbb code. because the standard phpbb code is obviously not spam resistant.

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