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by NoDeity
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 251938

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

hmmm... Another thing: opening the php and html files in notepad gives me a jumble of lines with little squares as enters... Kinda annoying. Is there some better way to edit these files? with a simple freeware program preferably? There are lots of them. I'm partial to AceHTML Freeware: http://softw...
by NoDeity
Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 251938

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

You're welcome. Hope it helps.
by NoDeity
Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 251938

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

The install file says it was designed for 3.0.2. I don't know whether it would work on 3.0.1 but I probably wouldn't do it myself.
by NoDeity
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 251938

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

I know this is very basic stuff..... but By removing the forum link to register, would this help? Or changing the file name of the registeration page, would this help? I'm thinking of removing the 'to register' link, and having a link to a cgi questionnaire form. Would this stop the spammers? I've ...
by NoDeity
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 251938

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

FWIW, it's been nearly two days now since I installed Prime Anti-bot MOD and this is the first time in a long time that I've gone this long with no spam at all. :D
by NoDeity
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 251938

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

Flush your cookies. I've already cleared the cookies, history and about everything else. I try to log on and it keeps bringing me back to the login. Then maybe 15 minutes later I go to login and I am logged in and all is fine. I leave and the next time the problem is back. STRANGE to say the least....
by NoDeity
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 251938

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

I installed Prime Anti-bot MOD last night. Normally, I would have had to delete a bunch of spambot "guest" postings this morning. However, I've seen only legitimate postings since installing it. (And I made my CAPTCHAs easier to read, setting them to 20. They were a little too hard to read at 9. ;) )
by NoDeity
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 251938

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

For various reasons, we allow guest posting on our board. I've enabled visual confirmation for guest postings but they're getting through anyway. Here are the CAPTCHA settings I'm using right now: Enable visual confirmation for guest postings = Yes GD CAPTCHA = Yes GD CAPTCHA foreground noise = Yes ...
by NoDeity
Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:49 am
Forum: Installing EasyMOD
Topic: it can't find [../admin/em_includes/em_functions.php]
Replies: 7
Views: 4218

Re: it can't find [../admin/em_includes/em_functions.php]

Yes, all seems to be well now.
by NoDeity
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Installing EasyMOD
Topic: it can't find [../admin/em_includes/em_functions.php]
Replies: 7
Views: 4218

Re: it can't find [../admin/em_includes/em_functions.php]

Thanks. That's something that wasn't clear to me before. :)