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I now have to spend at least an hour a day deleting these poxy things, i have taken a few measures to stop bots such as removing memberlist.php, removing the website field in the registration form, enabling captcha etc but still they come. Anymore ways to stop them? At this rate there are 8-12 per day in six months it will be a fulltime job deleting them!
Anymore ways to stop them? At this rate there are 8-12 per day in six months it will be a fulltime job deleting them!
One thing that has worked for me,
No guest can post the urls (their biggest motive).
I am working on a new mod for phpbb which will be reporting spams and which will be like a community spam control. I will donate it to hedir scripts and it will be available there.
All of the actual or potential spammer-registrations have used the same format of web.de email address at signup:
loginaaa @ web.de(where the `a's are a letter from a-z)
I suspect that someone has registered a vast series of email addresses on web.de:
loginaaa @ web.de
loginaab @ web.de
loginaac @ web.de
loginzzx @ web.de
loginzzy @ web.de
loginzzz @ web.de
(If the Mod sees the need to obfuscate the email address used above, have a look on the "Site Info + Diary" forum on my site for details.)
"*@mail.ru" was banned and, lo & behold, *all* human spam posts have ceased on the forums on my site.
The above was done (from memory) last Thursday. The forums survived the weekend and upto this moment without spam. I am sure that they will latch on to another address at some point in the future but, for the moment, I have peace.