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    Jarrod's Avatar
    December 2010
    1,082 Posts
    There's been problem with spam bots recently on my site and I wanted to know if there's a way to prevent this.
    Site here: http://thednetwork.x10.mx/

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    CBastard's Avatar
    April 2011
    367 Posts
    IP Block China and Russia.
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    Adzter's Avatar
    September 2009
    1,874 Posts
    Use 'Spambot Countermeasures' inside the admin control panel, from experience I'd say the best to set it to is Q&A as I used to get a bit of spam and after switching to Q&A it's stopped
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    rookwood101's Avatar
    September 2011
    223 Posts
    I'd find a different captcha plugin. Most of the ones that come with phpbb have been broken.

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    Jarrod's Avatar
    December 2010
    1,082 Posts
    Just made it Q&A with the question "Whats 2+2?" as I can't be arsed to do more.
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    Chulo Arco's Avatar
    January 2011
    335 Posts
    Get the Recaptcha plugin if you can find it. Phpbb isn't the best system for board hosting. ;)
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    TTSDA's Avatar
    December 2011
    123 Posts
    Just made it Q&A with the question "Whats 2+2?" as I can't be arsed to do more.
    Computers are better at solving math than humans.
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    Kirth's Avatar
    July 2009
    333 Posts
    Computers are better at solving math than humans.
    Most bots swamp dozens, of not hundreds of boards with spam: they're not custom tailored to expect that question on the sign up.
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    AndrewPH's Avatar
    July 2010
    607 Posts
    Most bots swamp dozens, of not hundreds of boards with spam: they're not custom tailored to expect that question on the sign up.
    I would imagine that they check for stuff like this, though.

    Could ask for the cube root of 27, although, like the above, I'm sure there's a few bots out there that are able to detect and solve that.
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    Silentfood's Avatar
    November 2009
    765 Posts
    http://stopforumspam.com/contributions

    Facepunch even has this installed. It's perfect.

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    zzaacckk's Avatar
    June 2009
    2,126 Posts
    Just made it Q&A with the question "Whats 2+2?" as I can't be arsed to do more.
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    TTSDA's Avatar
    December 2011
    123 Posts
    Most bots swamp dozens, of not hundreds of boards with spam: they're not custom tailored to expect that question on the sign up.
    Bots ARE custom tailored to expect math questions, and many other things.
    Many bots even solve captchas.
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    Adzter's Avatar
    September 2009
    1,874 Posts
    I've just got mine set to 'type this word backwards:' and just used various random words.

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    I like to faps while I make maps
    Reactors's Avatar
    December 2009
    1,450 Posts
    Don't use phpBB.
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