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by Dave Bean
Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:03 am
Forum: [2.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [MODDB] Approval MOD v2.0
Replies: 282
Views: 47357

Rather than shut registrations down completely while waiting for the Approval Groups Mod, I installed the Registration Stopper Mod. Now I'm turning registrations off at night with a notice that they can contact me at my phone number to get on the board or arrange a time that they can register. In th...
by Dave Bean
Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: [2.0.x] MOD Database Releases
Topic: Registration Stopper
Replies: 229
Views: 81871

Thanks for the suggestion, I left the registration link and just added a note that frequently we have the registration turned off because of spam and they can contact me at my phone number and I'll get them going or arrange a time they can register. Hopefully we won't need the Registration Stopper a...
by Dave Bean
Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:51 am
Forum: [2.0.x] MOD Database Releases
Topic: Registration Stopper
Replies: 229
Views: 81871

I have the registration stopper installed and I think it is working. Rather than just have the registration link missing ( where is it - dont' you hate that !), I would like to add my own link to an alternate registration process (call me or request registration contact form that I'd develop) when t...
by Dave Bean
Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: [2.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [MODDB] Approval MOD v2.0
Replies: 282
Views: 47357

Approve "first x posts" would be fine, but approve until trusted flag is flipped, is also fine. I'm sure that we'll dream up ways to make things better. In the mean time, I've shut down new registrations to my highest volume board and am considering shutting down another. Actually, I didn'...
by Dave Bean
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: [2.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [BETA] FreeCap Visual Confirmation 0.0.3
Replies: 205
Views: 76713

#----[ AFTER, ADD ]--------------- # $code = strtolower(preg_replace('#(\d)#e', 'chr($1 + 96)', $code)); A problem I have is that $code .= $confirm_chars[mt_rand(0, $max_chars)]; } isn't anywhere in the usercp_register.php page that I have. I tried adding it in as well as the after,add code in diff...
by Dave Bean
Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: Anti-Spam Thread!
Replies: 738
Views: 261582

One problem that I have with the "better captcha's" is that I have problems figuring them out (people have trouble reading them). Is there one that's hard to break, but easy for people to read?
by Dave Bean
Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Split from spam topic [*Read The First Post*]
Replies: 777
Views: 16871

Forum spam is a big issue for me and I'm close to closing down 2 of my most popular boards, even though I have visual confirmation, email activation, required registration and the registration has mods enabled. The notify on all posts mod helps, but is an effort each day. The point being spam is a b...
by Dave Bean
Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Deleting all a users posts
Replies: 6
Views: 441

I think there is a checkbox option to delete all posts. I have 't actually used the toolkit for this, I've been using the toolkit to delete users without posts a hundred at a time. I already do not display members without posts in the member list or in newest member, but thought I should clear the 0...
by Dave Bean
Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: stop the spamming, use ip blocking
Replies: 7
Views: 536

I've become incredibly frustrated as the amount of fake registrations
Certainly argree with that, but can't we ban by IP and IP mask already? Didn't seem to help in my situation, seems spammers vary their IP addresses, so I don't bother anymore. Are others having any luck with the IP banning?
by Dave Bean
Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: I've been hacked
Replies: 4
Views: 421

You might check with your host and see if other forums on the server have had the same issue. Perhaps the hack was at the server level, not the phpBB level?
by Dave Bean
Tue Nov 28, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: "Smart" forum spam followup
Replies: 0
Views: 240

"Smart" forum spam followup

The original topic has been locked, so I can't reply there: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=2623516 "Is there a question here? Please note that this forum is for phpBB support, not general notices to the public. " Sorry if there was something offensive in the original post, but ...
by Dave Bean
Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: "Smart" Forum Spam
Replies: 1
Views: 249

"Smart" Forum Spam

This morning I was notified of the following post by the notify on all posts mod: Hello all! This is my first time on this site. I would like to tell what I really like this project " Education and Training ". I've been reading it for a while, and I have learned so much here. So, I decided...
by Dave Bean
Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: Newest Registered User
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Here is what I did in the includes/functions.php file (note user_posts addition) to stop spammers without posts from showing up: // *** davehack - eliminate users without posts from newestuser case 'newestuser': $sql = "SELECT user_id, username FROM " . USERS_TABLE . " WHERE user_id <...
by Dave Bean
Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: [2.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [MODDB] Approval MOD v2.0
Replies: 282
Views: 47357

As we discussed, all boards with spam issues should seriously consider the Group Approval Mod when available. However, there are also some other standard mods that unfortunately should also be considered. (1) Many that spam do not post, so they show up in the membership list and newestmember links. ...
by Dave Bean
Sat Nov 25, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: [2.0.x] MODs in Development
Topic: [MODDB] Approval MOD v2.0
Replies: 282
Views: 47357

Does the MOD notify: any user or only the moderator of the forum that got posted to or all moderators? The standard mod only notifies the board administrator. However, I modified the mod to also send notice of new posts to a few other people with some hard coding: $message_link = 'http://' . $domai...

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