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by howard_hopkinso
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 274474

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 howard_hopkinso
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 274474

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 howard_hopkinso
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 274474

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

I can see that captcha's can be annoying, but better that than some spammer posting porn on my site. ;) I regularly update my htaccess file, but of course with the amount of spambots out there, it's impossible to stop them all in that way. In over 12months I had only ever had 3 spammers register, un...
by howard_hopkinso
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 274474

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

Update: It has now been well over 24 hours since I installed the new captcha software and not one spammer has managed to register. I even temporarily removed my .htaccess file in order to test out the new captcha's effectiveness. I was looking at who's online in the wee small hours of this morning a...
by howard_hopkinso
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: SPAMBOTS - how can we stop them - read FIRST post.
Replies: 234
Views: 274474

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

I had exactly the same problem over last couple of days. After 12 months with hardly any spam registrations, it suddenly went through the roof. I decided to change registration settings to admin activation until I found a solution. I then set about trying to see if there was another captcha I could ...