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by pmbinky
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 339995

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

For the time being I've disabled ALL new accounts. I hate to do that, but hay... the spam bots are driving me crazier than I already am. I may just post an image on my main site page saying registrations will only be allowed between 12:00 and 1:00 PM for my time zone for a while and if the people r...
by pmbinky
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 339995

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

Yes, I know what you mean mate, as I have quite a lot of older members on my forums too. The new captcha software I installed uses pictures, rather than text and therefore is easier for people to see, but harder for spambots to break. If you'd like to go and check it out, here is a link to my site....
by pmbinky
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 339995

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

I have quite a few old(er) people registering for my board and the only way they can read the captcha is to make it so simple monkeys can read it and that's where I get into problems - lots of monkeys signing up. I need those questions like, "Are you a human? Are you sure? Oh yeah? If you're a ...
by pmbinky
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 339995

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

Can someone please post a very quick how-to on installing this mod? There is no README or similar in the package. Searching for "install mod" or "how to install mod" on this site is forbidden because the words are "too common". I looked in the offline knowledge base an...
by pmbinky
Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 339995

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

Mr Glyn (and all), I was also being bombarded and tried all of the Custom profile fields on the registration page and the spammers got through all of them. I installed the AntiBotQuestion MOD and that has stopped. It is listed back on the first page of this thread. "AntiBotQuestion Provides a c...
by pmbinky
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 339995

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

Never mind - lack of response drives ingenuity. :oops: :oops:

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blessings,
Tony <><
by pmbinky
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:21 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: 3.0.x to 3.0.4 upgrade/clean install
Replies: 2
Views: 2083

Re: 3.0.x to 3.0.4 upgrade/clean install

Thank you very much!
by pmbinky
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: 3.0.x to 3.0.4 upgrade/clean install
Replies: 2
Views: 2083

3.0.x to 3.0.4 upgrade/clean install

First off I apologize for having to ask this since I'm the one that has created a major mess. I ran the automatic upgrade from my admin panel and wound up getting the "blank" page after I was done. In trying to figure out how to remedy this I got everything all jacked up - old files in wit...