Search found 33 matches

by Eriamjh1138
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Database Releases
Topic: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin
Replies: 84
Views: 95816

Re: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin

One whole week and not a single spam registration or post. Two weeks now. :D Four weeks plus and NO spammers! I do a have a few accounts that have not been activated, but they are not from spammers, just people who don't check their email. How do you KNOW it is from people who are not checking thei...
by Eriamjh1138
Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Database Releases
Topic: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin
Replies: 84
Views: 95816

Re: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin

Eriamjh1138 wrote:
Eriamjh1138 wrote:One whole week and not a single spam registration or post.
Two weeks now. :D
Four weeks plus and NO spammers!

I do a have a few accounts that have not been activated, but they are not from spammers, just people who don't check their email.
by Eriamjh1138
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 602
Views: 190234

Re: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 [*Read First Post*]

Why allow guests to post at all, it's always quite a dangerous option IMHO? If people don't want to join your board or can't be bothered why would you want them there anyway? Unfortunately, some forums have users who are idiots and lose their password, forget their username, what year it is, etc. I...
by Eriamjh1138
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Database Releases
Topic: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin
Replies: 84
Views: 95816

Re: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin

Eriamjh1138 wrote:One whole week and not a single spam registration or post.
Two weeks now. :D
by Eriamjh1138
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Database Releases
Topic: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin
Replies: 84
Views: 95816

Re: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin

One whole week and not a single spam registration or post.
by Eriamjh1138
Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 602
Views: 190234

Re: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 [*Read First Post*]

Tonttu wrote:This is also supported by XRumer now I hear:
*link removed*
Wow. Companies to spread spam.

It would be unfortunate is some hackers targeted them with DOS attacks and such... ;)

I guess there's money in everything.
by Eriamjh1138
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Quicktime (.MOV) support
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Quicktime (.MOV) support

Can't one make a BBCode command that follows the same HTML embedding option as YouTube? You may want to search a little more on the QT code, but following the tutorial on making a YouTube BBCode, you could probbaly make one for Quicktime. This is a typical Quicktime embed HTML <embed src="sample.mov...
by Eriamjh1138
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Requests
Topic: Request: Flash-based CAPTCHA plug-in
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Request: Flash-based CAPTCHA plug-in

I was discussing the topic of spam and 3.0.6 in this thread and the idea came to me regarding if spambots can read flash-based CAPTCHAs. Maybe some are already flash-based, maybe not. I'm just a lowly forum operator, not a web programmer. My idea was a plugin that uses flash video to display a modif...
by Eriamjh1138
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 602
Views: 190234

Re: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 [*Read First Post*]

Paul wrote:I suggest you try to ask in the MOD requests forum :)
I probably will. ;) But for now, my spam problems have stopped with Sortables and custom profile fields. If I can help stop spam, I will. Thanks for the suggestion.
by Eriamjh1138
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 602
Views: 190234

Re: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 [*Read First Post*]

I've no idea how successful they are on Flash-based CAPTCHAs. Such CAPTCHAs are not in frequent use as far as I am aware as a non-trivial number of users either do not havE Flash installed or have it disabled unless they explicitly allow it. While I understand that not everyone uses all technologie...
by Eriamjh1138
Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 602
Views: 190234

Re: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 [*Read First Post*]

I have a crazy question that maybe isn't appropriate for this thread, but it falls under anti-spam. Can spammers read flash-based CAPTCHAs? If it is flash-video and not a static graphic, wouldn't that be another technology step against them? Fancy youtube-like videos with animated text might be diff...
by Eriamjh1138
Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 602
Views: 190234

Re: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 [*Read First Post*]

onehundredandtwo wrote:Actually, reCAPTCHA has very recently designed a new CAPTCHA if you look on their site. ;)
The blobs over the words looks like an improvement. Is it some kind of automatic improvement for our forums of will phpBB have to be updated for it?
by Eriamjh1138
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Database Releases
Topic: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin
Replies: 84
Views: 95816

Re: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin

It could also be human spammers, but that's hard to determine. Thanks for trying this out, hopefully it will stop all of them. :P By default there is no log to see how many failed to solve the Captcha. You need to modify some stuff yourself if you want to be able to. The next thing I'll try is some...
by Eriamjh1138
Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Database Releases
Topic: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin
Replies: 84
Views: 95816

Re: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin

Done. I'm hoping I will be able to report in 2-3 days that there are no more spammers and in 2-3 months the same. Time will tell. Am I guessing that it is easier for the bots to beat the non-javascript versions? Is there a log I can check that will show how many failed attempts to register have been...
by Eriamjh1138
Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Database Releases
Topic: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin
Replies: 84
Views: 95816

Re: Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin

ten questions with the average question had 8 or more options with at last 4 required to be moved. Some were even more.

I added some custom profile questions based on other tips. I'm hoping this will help.

Go to advanced search

cron