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by FirstTracks
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 274462

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

FYI I installed the AntiBotQuestion mod linked from the first post in this thread yesterday, and since then...nothin'!! It may also help that the answer to the question is obtained by the user by looking at a JPG file that contains the answer. Until the CAPTCHA is fixed, this works for me.
by FirstTracks
Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 274462

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

tffnguy wrote:the D@#N custom profile fields don't show up in registration and no one on here seems to be able to tell me why!
Did you refresh your templates in the Styles tab of the ACP?
by FirstTracks
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 274462

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

tffnguy wrote:Also this hit and miss being able to stay logged in is also becoming a pain in the rear. Anyone know what is causing it?
Flush your cookies.
by FirstTracks
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 274462

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

tffnguy wrote:Anyone else been having trouble staying logged in? Also any help on why the custom profile fields aren't working for me? Guess I better post this while I can. ;)
Yes, but only with Firefox. I can stay logged in via Google Chrome.
by FirstTracks
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Spam Bots & phpBB3?
Replies: 47
Views: 69688

Re: Spam Bots & phpBB3?

I've made two changes about six hours ago, and (fingers crossed) so far no spam registrations:
1. Implemented the email domain and IP ban lists suggested by Pond Life; and
2. Switched from GD CAPTCHA to non-GD CAPTCHA.

I'll see what happens.
by FirstTracks
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Spam Bots & phpBB3?
Replies: 47
Views: 69688

Re: Spam Bots & phpBB3?

I could still use some pointers for how to go about making the required SQL table changes, however. http://phpbbcom.phpbbservice.nl/kb/article/executing-sql-queries-in-phpmyadmin.html Now there's something even someone who's brain-dead like me could follow and execute on. :roll: Thank you! I'll try...
by FirstTracks
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Spam Bots & phpBB3?
Replies: 47
Views: 69688

Re: Spam Bots & phpBB3?

If you don't want to use a mod you can still use the lists from stopforumspam.com to ban by email and IP in the ACP. The lists are updated regularly though so new ones will be added and you will need to add them yourself in the ACP. I see their lists downloadable as CSVs. What method did you use to...
by FirstTracks
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Spam Bots & phpBB3?
Replies: 47
Views: 69688

Re: Spam Bots & phpBB3?

This should help. http://phpbbcom.phpbbservice.nl/kb/article/how-to-install-a-modx-modification.html It does -- thanks, Pit$Bull. It explains to me what the xsl file is for and clears up that confusion. I could still use some pointers for how to go about making the required SQL table changes, howev...
by FirstTracks
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Spam Bots & phpBB3?
Replies: 47
Views: 69688

Re: Spam Bots & phpBB3?

Try this approved MOD, works for me. :D Would love to. I haven't installed a MOD since phpBB2, and I used to use EasyMod. I note that this mod has changes to the SQL tables. I can hand-edit PHP code the same as the next guy, but can someone give me a clue how to make the requisite changes to MySQL?...
by FirstTracks
Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Spam Bots & phpBB3?
Replies: 47
Views: 69688

Re: Spam Bots & phpBB3?

I came here looking for answers because I've seen the exact same behavior over the past week. I'm running 3.0.4 with CAPTCHA enabled.