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by ukjim
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 289403

Re: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.

I agree with ChrisRLG entirely. My previous post in the other topic which has been locked now, for replies to be continued in this topic thread, was this.... Since making my changes (background noise, and custom profile questions), no more spambots :twisted: But thats 2 levels of sophistication. May...
by ukjim
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: recent spambots
Replies: 23
Views: 18813

Re: recent spambots

Since making my changes (background noise, and custom profile questions), no more spambots :twisted: But thats 2 levels of sophistication. Maybe I should have left the custom profile questions off initially to evaluate effectiveness of just the background noise change. I've de-activated my custom pr...
by ukjim
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: recent spambots
Replies: 23
Views: 18813

Re: recent spambots

I think the post count moderation technique will probably only frustrate genuine new members who wonder why their post is not appearing yet (particularly if they are used to posts appearing immediately on other forums they use). I use Admin activation of new accounts on our forum only. I think the t...
by ukjim
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: displaying 'moderator' beneath forum name
Replies: 3
Views: 5439

Re: displaying 'moderator' beneath forum name

Manage Groups, select group, click Settings, tick Display group in legend: option.
by ukjim
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: recent spambots
Replies: 23
Views: 18813

Re: recent spambots

The ironic thing is... I didn't get no spam bots at all until I updated to 3.0.4 from 3.0.2. I reckon, within 6 hours of updating the spam bots started successfully getting through. I would agree with this idea. I've not had any spam registrations atall under 3.0.2, and have been meaning to upgrade...
by ukjim
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: VIEWS count incremented by Spiders/Bots
Replies: 12
Views: 37087

Re: VIEWS count incremented by Spiders/Bots

Thank you very much eviL3 :) That was nice and easy. I was intrigued by the triple equals sign operator (===). At first I thought it was a typo, but decided I'd best look it up before opening my mouth! $a === $b means Identical, i.e. TRUE if $a is equal to $b, and they are of the same type . (introd...
by ukjim
Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: VIEWS count incremented by Spiders/Bots
Replies: 12
Views: 37087

VIEWS count incremented by Spiders/Bots

I have spent the last 2 hours reading through various posts from people asking whether the Views counts gets incremented / increased by Spiders and Bots and Spammers. While Spambots could be considered an entirely different issue and problem in its own right, with various MODS and mechanisms to comb...