Better Spambot Protection in phpBB3?

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Re: Better Spambot Protection in phpBB3?

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One of the earlier beta versions had more controls on validation of those custom fields. (Think it was beta2)

It had numerical only & alpha only - etc - shame they were removed as it would have solved some of this.
Two custom fields - one set to having alpha only - second to numerical only - or reject.

Give a combination of 3 or 4 of those fields and you would have had a significant combination of anti-spambot features within the standard install.
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Anyone knows why those functionalities got removed?
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ChrisRLG wrote: One of the earlier beta versions had more controls on validation of those custom fields. (Think it was beta2)

It had numerical only & alpha only - etc - shame they were removed as it would have solved some of this.

They still have that functionality on textareas.
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Yes but removed some controls that it had in place for some types.

EG with alpha fields you cannot exclude numbers - alphanumeric or numbers you can have - but not just alpha.
I believe I was able to do that on the previous beta.
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