Language Removal an option??

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webejpn
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Language Removal an option??

Post by webejpn » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:32 am

All,

Since we have the usual spammer issues, I was wondering something.

Since most of the users that are spammers have some other language than english selected, can I just remove those language files from the forum root/language folder?

So basically all that will be left is the index.htm file and the lang_english folder.

Will that work so that english is the only working language?

Thanks
Matt

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MikovChain
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Re: Language Removal an option??

Post by MikovChain » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:37 pm

I think it won't have effects on robot/spammer. Most of them are not real human beings that "read" your forum. They are just some programs can read and parse the web pages. The language of the forum won't prevent them get the name/value inside a HTML form.

rvmomma
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Re: Language Removal an option??

Post by rvmomma » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:53 pm

correct, this will have no affect.

I am amazed at how many people decide that this will help the spammer problem.

anyway, check out the announcement at the top of this forum, you know, the one that says" readme before posting" :D

in there you will find many useful things, one of which is a topic about the spammers and what to do to stop them.

the current favorite is the VIP code MOD.

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