One way to control spammers etc ...

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  1. BeyondTherapy

    BeyondTherapy Well-Known Member

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    One way to control spammers etc ...

    Of late this board has been infested with untold amounts of spammers , not the mix drop type either but pointless buy fake trainers,handbag,phone etc type ...

    Now the easiest solution to kerb this is to close off 80% of the site ,while keeping the the introduction section open ... As you know spammers act quick and just by a sites quick register there in ... :lol: with operation "end spambot" there not ... the progess is one of slowness ...

    now what the fup am i on about .. its simple , let me exsplain ..

    registration stays the same -

    when someone has signed up they will only see the introduction section in which they "must" introduce themselves -

    on doing this a "mod or admin" can then allow by adding there name to a "group list" into the forum -

    this slows down the nature of "spambots" and controls the area of where the spam is being placed , making it slightly easier to remove -

    ofcourse 1 or 2 cases will leek through ,no system is 100% fool proof but its a major start in "operation spambot" -

    anyway ... i got better things to be doing so peace out !!
     
  2. Textbook

    Textbook BUTTER

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    sounds good mate (y)
     
  3. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Sounds like a good idea. I take it guests will be able to see all the forums though as it might look a little boring if they can only see the intro section.
     
  4. Dan M

    Dan M hard gay northern bear

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    al kill em.
     
  5. BeyondTherapy

    BeyondTherapy Well-Known Member

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    standard but u cant enter as there locked ... register then introduce yourself then and only then when the admin / mods open the door , can registered users use the site , spammers if they are will programme drops in 1 area and not trash the site like they are at present
     
  6. the_voice

    the_voice Active Member

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    site needs a update but u have the latest version on
    or just report it to vBulletin

    or admin could sort it
     
  7. OCR

    OCR SB

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    all of this sounds like a lot of work for the moderators...
     
  8. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Yeah. Unless it could be automated, which defeats the whole purpose.

    Honestly, I think we should the power to ban spam bots to more people if anything.
     
  9. Gumby

    Gumby New Member

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    :word:

    it sounds a bit restrictive for genuine new members. most might not come back if they cant start posting straight away.

    i think the report a post function is working alright.
     
  10. Lunos

    Lunos Active Member

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    Tell Smarty (y)


    or any other mod
     
  11. RocksteadyUK

    RocksteadyUK SkimoBeats

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    To be honest i think the best way to do this is to ask a drum and bass related question on registration....
     
  12. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    Only problem with that is noobs to the scene may not get even the simplest questions right.
     
  13. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    this is a good idea

    2 thiongs i also think will work with little involvement on admin or mod

    1. have a much more complex CAPTCHA when registering

    2. Make only valid email websites be acceptable registration. No trick emails and users must then follow a link form the email to even begin registration.
     
  14. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Shimon - Operation Spambot!!
    Good ideas Panty!!
     
  15. Fes Rock

    Fes Rock Nothing..........

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    "tripple m" - I'll have a look at this tonight"
     
  16. Triple M

    Triple M Admin

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    [Politrix] Peace & fucking, believe!

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    true but a lot of forums i have been on in past, massive forums... they use what panty mentioned