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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm with Graham


/me faints Wink

It would also be useful to have a way to moderate the member list as there are so many obvious spammer accounts awaiting use, its a PITA to manually delete them one at a time.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another mass deletion required this morning! .
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Another mass deletion required this morning! .


Do I have to clean-up the sloppy punctuation above as well? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Another mass deletion required this morning! .


Either you were up extremely early and missed some, or there were two lots and you cleared up after I cleared up the first lot.

The other option is to ban Gmail, Googlemail, Hotmail.co.uk, Hotmail.com and Excite email addresses for new members as thats where most of the registrations come from.

Unfortunately with the PHPBB only being at Version 2 the easy ability to edit out all the zero postings, registered accounts en masse doesnt exist.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem there, is the sheer popularity of hotmail & gmail accounts. You'll put people off registering by putting that barrier in the way; they simply won't bother. Many times companies have lost my custom due to a convoluted registration/purchasing processes.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hammerer wrote:
Another mass deletion required this morning! .


Either you were up extremely early and missed some, or there were two lots and you cleared up after I cleared up the first lot.

The other option is to ban Gmail, Googlemail, Hotmail.co.uk, Hotmail.com and Excite email addresses for new members as thats where most of the registrations come from.

Unfortunately with the PHPBB only being at Version 2 the easy ability to edit out all the zero postings, registered accounts en masse doesnt exist.


no about 8:30am as i was doing school run so spent my train journey to work

it was eighteen10 today.

I had a quick look at adding a admin authorisation but the emails go to the main admin address when a new user signs up. I did add a "captcha" though so maybe that will help. I doubt it though.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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it was eighteen10 today.


If this is someone manually spamming the site, seems like a lot of effort to go to, for f* all return.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If this is someone manually spamming the site, seems like a lot of effort to go to, for f* all return.


Its a script - its still posting content even though the word blocker is cutting out some links.

Maybe do a timelock on times when accounts can be created as only spammers create accounts in the middle of the night.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrahamO wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
If this is someone manually spamming the site, seems like a lot of effort to go to, for f* all return.


Its a script - its still posting content even though the word blocker is cutting out some links.

Maybe do a timelock on times when accounts can be created as only spammers create accounts in the middle of the night.


If its a script then the captcha should help. lets see.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the effort you guys are putting in. Check in >daily and haven't seen any of the spam posts for several weeks now, since the new round of admins. Great job.
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If its a script then the captcha should help. lets see.


Did you set captcha to 'on' as I can't find the option ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrahamO wrote:
hammerer wrote:
If its a script then the captcha should help. lets see.


Did you set captcha to 'on' as I can't find the option ?


Set to "yes" for enable visual confirmation. It's only a basic thing but will be better than nothing. Certainly not readable by a bot
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The usual little sh!t was here at 04:42 this morning UK time, and just as I reloaded a page it started posting as eighteen11, so it must have been p*ssed to have the account deleted mid-post.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrahamO wrote:
The usual little sh!t was here at 04:42 this morning UK time, and just as I reloaded a page it started posting as eighteen11, so it must have been p*ssed to have the account deleted mid-post.


And twice at 8:30 and 8:50! As I blocked any new usernames starting eighteen he changed to a new one, I blocked that now also.
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