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by pietpetoors
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 298620

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

It seems that allowing guest user to post encourage the bots to not register to post their spams... Manutoo, on my forums guests can do nothing besides read, they cannot post anything anyway and still I get these spam registrations. What I find strange is that these poor idiots register on the site...
by pietpetoors
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 298620

Re: SPAM registrations after upgrading to 3.0.4

I find it interesting that 98% of the latest spammers used gmail accounts.
Normally it is emails ending with .ru but these ones were just about all of them gmail accounts.
by pietpetoors
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 298620

Re: SPAM registrations after upgrading to 3.0.4

Thanx COD3M4ST3R-X got it now
by pietpetoors
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 298620

Re: SPAM registrations after upgrading to 3.0.4

Admin panel post settings Enable queued posts: Not in my control panel. If I go to post settings I only get the following options: Messages * BBCodes * Private message settings * Topic icons * Smilies * Word censoring Attachments * Attachment settings * Manage extensions * Manage extension groups *...
by pietpetoors
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 298620

Re: SPAM registrations after upgrading to 3.0.4

"and/or set a moderation queue so that all new members first post(s) have to be approved."
How do you do that?
by pietpetoors
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 298620

Re: SPAM registrations after upgrading to 3.0.4

Hi rleeden, I agree with too much noise. If one ads too much noise you make it too difficult for real users to register.
by pietpetoors
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 298620

Re: SPAM registrations after upgrading to 3.0.4

I did and I even changed the setting to make it more difficult to read. It has not effect
by pietpetoors
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 298620

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

I recently upgraded to 3.0.4 and the past month I have been receiving a lot of users registering probably for spam purposes. They have all these funny usernames in and most of the custom fields I added at registration they just enter "test". I spend more time deleting these accounts than enjoying my...