Preventing SPAM - Bots and Humans [*Read the First Post!*]

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Post by ric323 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:40 am

Is this your first MOD install?
The instructions tell you how to install it into the default subSilver theme. If you are running a different theme, you have to do the changes to that one also.

Please note, this is NOT the release topic for that MOD. Assuming it is the RAC MOD you are talking about, you should ask for further help in the topic with the download link.
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Post by Jim_UK » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:49 pm

You have installed the mod incorrectly.
Replace the backups you made and then take another look at the edits.

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Post by mcdogs » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:51 pm

All sorted now thanks :D
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Post by crocky » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:15 am

That has got to have been the best mod, I have not had one spam bot logon since :)

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Post by Jim_UK » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:05 pm

crocky wrote:That has got to have been the best mod, I have not had one spam bot logon since :)

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Nor will you but remember that it will not stop humans.
My experience is that humans actually registering to spam is quite rare unless it is a huge site with plenty of online folks that makes it worthwhile.
Somewhere like this site for instance. :evil:

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:19 pm

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Post by Jim_UK » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:32 pm

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:you mean like this idiot here:
http://www.phpbb.com/community/memberli ... e&u=677735
Exactly like that one there that Cris Nuked whilst I took the dog for a "walk"

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Post by lifechat » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:57 am

The easiest way is to upgrade to 3.0.x which has implemented most anti-spam features. I just did and used the upgraded version to delete more than thousands spam posts and users with the easy Mark ALL function. Upgrade is smooth and easy.
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Post by Jim_UK » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:41 pm

I am not sure that is the case. It has a much improved Visual Confimation that so far as I know the bot writers have not cracked yet but what else is there that is in there to stop them?

Of course if you had installed the RAC mod in the first place then you never would have had those 1000's of spambot registrations.

Are you sure that the upgrade to phpBB3 is just as easy as installing the RAC mod.
A test - stop watches ready lads. :lol:

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