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by Red Prince
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in 3.0.5 and Lower [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 586
Views: 185510

Re: Preventing Spam in 3.0 [*Read First Post*]

I wonder how a 3D captcha (such as seen here) would stop the bots in their tracks. Generally, OCR technology works on scanning 2D text, even fuzzy and distorted (as faxes and photocopies often are) but not on scanning 3D text.
by Red Prince
Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: [2.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [ABD] Instant Ban - Spam Bots registration - (updated)
Replies: 377
Views: 130929

its not about marketing its about fighting spam anyway i removed code that checks for signature - here is simplified code for you: disable only website and only on registration - signature is available (if they log in after they can add website): # #-----[ OPEN ]------------------------------------...
by Red Prince
Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Fight the spam registration bots!
Replies: 544
Views: 206537

Re: Fight the spam registration bots!

With a text editor, search for "agreed", and replace it with your own choice of mixed case, or even something like "IAmInAgreement". This will not work with all versions of sed, but at least under FreeBSD you can accomplish it all with a single command executed from the forum's base directory: sed ...
by Red Prince
Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Can I disallow specific user agents?
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Can I disallow specific user agents?

Is there a way to disallow "users" of a specific user agent? I keep getting fake registrations. My log shows that they come from a user agent marked "Forum Poster - fp.icontool.com". I took a look at the fp.icontool.com web site and it claims to be a tool for forum administrators. I certainly do not...
by Red Prince
Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Guest: Viewing private messages
Replies: 2
Views: 251

OK, thanks. :D
by Red Prince
Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Guest: Viewing private messages
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Guest: Viewing private messages

Is it possible for a guest to view private messages? For days now, whenever I see who is on, there is a guest from 210.173.180.160, and it says "viewing private messages." To top it off, when clicking on that URL, it is unable to give me a domain. I did a whois on that IP and it belongs to some netw...
by Red Prince
Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: How do I ban without unbanning?
Replies: 9
Views: 510

A_Jelly_Doughnut wrote: Try control-clicking the IP address before you submit so that it is no longer highlighted.

Oh, so when it is not highlighted, it is not unbanned. :oops: I just assumed that if it is even listed, it will be unbanned.

Thanks! Another problem solved!
by Red Prince
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: How do I ban without unbanning?
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Thank you, Dave, but the problem is not whether I can ban all of *.ru (it is always the same domain, so I could just use that domain), but that I cannot ban anything without unbanning the previously banned IP range.
by Red Prince
Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: How do I ban without unbanning?
Replies: 9
Views: 510

wildteen wrote: Goto ACP -> User Admin -> Ban Control -> Ban one or more email addresses

But that's exactly where the problem is. If I do that, the only way to ban is with unbanning the existing ban.
by Red Prince
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: How do I ban without unbanning?
Replies: 9
Views: 510

URL: http://www.webamici.net/forum/ Template(s) used: subSilver Any and all MODs: none Do you use a port of phpBB: no Version of phpBB: 2.0.11 Version of PHP: 4.3.10 Which database server and version: MySQL 4.0.13-standard-;og Host: pair Networks, FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE Did someone install this for you/...
by Red Prince
Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: How do I ban without unbanning?
Replies: 9
Views: 510

How do I ban without unbanning?

I would like to ban any new user with an email address of *.ru but I do not know how. When I go to the admin panel, ban control, it does not allow me to add a range of email addresses without also deleting the range of IP addresses that I am currently banning. That range is listed automatically unde...
by Red Prince
Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Stupid question: Can't access site without "/"
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Go to this page and scroll down just a bit until you find the topic named Trailing Slash Problem.
by Red Prince
Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: How to restrict available characters in user name?
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Is there a way to ban a range of characters? That is everything that is above ASCII 127? I mean otherwise I would have to spell out every non-ASCII character explicitly, and there are some 128 of them.

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