STOPPING Automated Registrations !!

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STOPPING Automated Registrations !!

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Is there a MOD in place to stop automated registration programs ? I have seen on several sites where users a presented with an image containing a few letters that they then have to type in to continue with their registration. This would be of great assistance to me cause I am SICK AND TIRED of being spammed with all of these automated registrations whose sole purpose is to advertise some drug or porn site. Thanks.

- CW

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Re: STOPPING Automated Registrations !!

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lcwalters wrote: Is there a MOD in place to stop automated registration programs ? I have seen on several sites where users a presented with an image containing a few letters that they then have to type in to continue with their registration. This would be of great assistance to me cause I am SICK AND TIRED of being spammed with all of these automated registrations whose sole purpose is to advertise some drug or porn site. Thanks.

- CW


Visual Confirmation.
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Fighting spam registration bots

This topic has a number of suggestions you can use. Instant Ban is particularly helpful, but removing the things that make your site useful to them (website in memberlist and signature) make them go away after a while... it's just not worth the effort to overcome obstacles if the result is nothing of value!
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How do I access the "Visual Confirmation" functionality ? I do not see a reference to "Visual Confirmation" in the admin panel. I am using phpBB 2.0.17. Thanks in advance !!

- CW
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Post by wizard james »

First upgrade to .19 ASAP.

2nd. its in the admin control panel under .. well read the guide. http://www.phpbb.com/support/guide/#section3_2 "Enable visual confirmation "

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lcwalters wrote: How do I access the "Visual Confirmation" functionality ? I am using phpBB 2.0.17. Thanks in advance !!

- CW


The vc gets turned on in the ACP (Admin Control Panel). If you are not running subSilver or an updated style, then you might not have the option to turn it on.

Adding Visual Confirmation to outdated templates will help you if this is the case.

in the ACP, General Admin :arrow: Configuration :arrow: Enable Visual Confirmation.
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lcwalters wrote: How do I access the "Visual Confirmation" functionality ? I do not see a reference to "Visual Confirmation" in the admin panel.


Your style probably does not support VC. Set your style to subSilver and see if it appears. Then see Check for Visual Confirmation support in your templates for how to check and modify your template(s).
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Post by lcwalters »

Thanks VERY MUCH guys !! I simply needed to follow the instructions to add the code to the custom template that I am using and IT WORKS !! I have not yet upgraded to 2.0.19 as someone suggested. Is there a good reason why I must upgrade from 2.0.17 to 2.0.19 ?

Anyway, at least the headache is gone now. THANK GOODNESS no more pharmaceutical and porn websites listed on my member list !! I REALLY appreciate the help from all who responded. DRINKS ON ME !!

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Post by espicom »

Both 2.0.18 and 2.0.19 contain updates that attempt to minimize danger to Internet Explorer users for image links and such, and much of 2.0.18's update is introducing a new way to handle automatic logins that doesn't make it possible for someone to hijack your session.

In other words, YES, it is worth the time to update!
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