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by tffnguy
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 264150

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

i think we are horridly thinking of installing MODs as a solution to this problem. Whereas the simple custom profile fields that comes with phpBB3 by default is enough to solve this SPAM registration problems. We only need to use this future more intelligently. SPAM has stopped on my forum even wit...
by tffnguy
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 264150

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

As for the last question never assume that you were the first to come up with a name. If you or someone else registers a domain and then let it go then it will be on a list of domains that are for sale or maybe even be auctioned off. People and companies also buy up blocks of names hoping to make $$...
by tffnguy
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 264150

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

All I can say is it would be so easy to beat the bots IF the text Custom Profile field worked like the drop down. (Or another one was added that did) Least wise the spam bot would have to be so bloated after trying to set it up to defeat the different entries from all boards that it would take days ...
by tffnguy
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 264150

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

Thanks to James N I finally got mine to work, but they don't work like I thought they would. I can live with it though and open my board back up to Registration by Admin. At least if the spam bots get smart enough to quit using the info that one person keeps posting on here to push their MOD I'll st...
by tffnguy
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 264150

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 tffnguy
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 264150

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

Did you make sure to set the visibility options when you created them? visibility.png Yep I've tried all possible combinations including display in registration screen. It shows the normal fields only. It will show up in the user's profile, but not in the registration screen no matter how I have it...
by tffnguy
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 264150

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

3Di wrote:Just start implementing it and report there, you'll see. :ugeek:
Thanks, but NO THANKS! :evil:
by tffnguy
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 264150

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

James N wrote:Set a custom profile field with a 'what is a x b ' type question.

35 spambots yesterday, none today

No code changes needed
That's more or less what I've been trying to do, but 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!
by tffnguy
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 264150

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

And how is your nifty MOD going to work when they change that hardwired timezone to something else or have it become random to? :roll:
by tffnguy
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 264150

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 re...