Author Topic: Decreased Profile Spamming  (Read 5088 times)

Carl

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Decreased Profile Spamming
« on: December 07, 2004, 04:26:03 PM »
I added a little text verification thing at the bottom of the registration page (where you have to retype letters on top of an image).  This has decreased the amount of spam signups, ie bots that have links to bestiality, incest, etc sites in their profile.  I tried doing some IP banning, but it isn't that hard to spoof IPs...

Just thought I'd bring it up in case someone was wondering why person 128 is the 79th registered user.  To my knowledge we haven't removed any legitimate users.

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2004, 09:59:42 AM »
Well...ban MAC...

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2004, 07:24:28 PM »
We don't log MAC addresses at the forum.  They might be in the server raw access log, but then we'd have to drudge to that to link it to the ips that were used when fake accounts were registered etc, and that is just too annoying... plus entirely reactionary.

No bot has made it past the little image verification thingy so far.