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gobbly2100
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Spam Bot Free?

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I have just read on the forum that PHPBB3 has benn totaly built from the ground up so I am wondering if that means it will deal with spam alot better because as every PHPBB veteran user knows, Spam is the biggest problem.

Alternativly is it only a matter of time until PHPBB3 gets hit with spam just like PHPBB2?
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Re: Spam Bot Free?

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Yes great question as I have 6 phpbb2 forums with spam problems :(
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Re: Spam Bot Free?

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How? Use a captcha mod or make your users register. If you think about how that spam takes place there's no way for the code to determine its spam if you don't use a captcha or something... Otherwise its just like someone has legitimately submitted data...

All it does is fill out the <form> information and then POST submit it to the whatever.php file and then phpbb is like "okay... posting"
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Re: Spam Bot Free?

Post by jimmygoon »

gobbly2100: Why is your sig full of SPAM Webpages? Seriously. not cool.

funny that mrix's topmyspacepages also consist of gobbly2100's myspace page...
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Re: Spam Bot Free?

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LOL.

This is the most elaborate spam scheme ever.. ever.
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Re: Spam Bot Free?

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Ectoman: Are you AJ? I read your programming articles. Very nice writing, man! Congrats!
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Yes I am.

Thank you.
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Re: Spam Bot Free?

Post by jimmygoon »

I call for an IP check. Both of gobbly/mrix's posts are with 2 minutes of eachother and they are both in the same thread with basically the exact same comment! !!!!!!!!!!
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jimmygoon wrote: I call for an IP check. Both of gobbly/mrix's posts are with 2 minutes of eachother and they are both in the same thread with basically the exact same comment! !!!!!!!!!!

With quite the same signature... which they both removed... ;)
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