Albert Wiersch wrote: The visual confirmation wasn't doing much for me either.
I did find a great simple mod that simply asks the user to enter a "VIP code" that is located on the support page. It's a little work for the user, but has stopped all spam users so far. I've disabled the visual confirmation too.
If you have a web site, you could easily put a "VIP code" anywhere and tell the user where to find it to be able to register.
I got permission to post the mod and would be happy to share it.
How about creating a phpbb forum section for spam. Seems like we need one
Marshalrusty wrote: Here is a more compliant copy: http://www.marshalrusty.com/phpBB/vip.mod
You'll need to fill in the username and email on top
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if ( ($mode == 'register') && ($HTTP_POST_VARS['myVIPcode'] != '2486') )
mcd007 wrote: Anyone know of a way to block bot registrations based on a keyword used in the Occupation field? I have recurring bot registrations that list "Disigner" as their Occupation, and I was wondering if I could block registrations that use that word.
alvo wrote: It wouldn't be that hard to do, but kind of pointless in the long run, isn't it? First it will only stop a small number of spam attempts, plus what happens when this short wave of attempts is over? You've then got additional code that won't ever yield results again adding a tad to the overall load on the server.