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Golf Girl
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Re: recent spambots

Post by Golf Girl »

Running 3.0.2 here and have also been bothered by spammers over the last couple of days.
mtrs
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Re: recent spambots

Post by mtrs »

ChrisRLG wrote:They are probably only breaking the default noise levels.
If that is true, it would be a good idea to change phpBB3 installer, so that randomazing default noise values in a new install. I mean, instead of 1 may be 100 different normal human understandable noise level defaults can be automatically selected by installer. That way, it can at least help some people who just begins phpBB3.
ukjim
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Re: recent spambots

Post by ukjim »

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 profile questions to see whether bots get in. I'm using X=15 and Y=15 (shhh!)
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Re: recent spambots

Post by ChrisRLG »

can we move this one to this topic.

viewtopic.php?f=71&t=30531

They are the same subject and we dont need two (or more) topics on the same subject.

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