Malboeuf wrote: its pointless to IP ban, if you were a game server IP range banning players that is easy since they have limited IP ranges, but these fks have unlimited ISP/server IPs to abuse
Now that's a fact. More in detail: they use a worldwide pool of servers, some in countries I hadn't even heard of.
There're scripts out there that give you a different IP every minute...
The following isn't entirely true:
Throckmorton wrote: You see, they don't go back to check their work. They don't know their registration attempt failed on your site, nor do they care. You (and I) are just a couple of many in their lists that their scripts use.
They definitely do check what's going on with their posts (via scripts... as we all know: you aren't wasting their time, they're wasting yours). After installing a security mod (and blocking major junk ) the spam hits registered in my log sky-rocketed within a half a day!! A day or so later the spam hits (that still couldn't get through btw) fell dramatically.
Something I noticed before the mentioned install was that spam bots getting through immediately posted a single topic stating "how nice the forum was" (with my forum's name, section name and all...) and some more casual chat; nothing hostile it seemed. They were using 'web.de', 'gmail.com' and more of those free email accounts instead of the usual trash. No website linked in their profile, no signatures... but links in the given text, nothing obvious. The forum was heavily moderated, with 0 tolerance (easy because there's not much going on otherwise to be honest ). Anyways, now you tell me they don't check what's going on...?
However, thanks to the many discussions going on in this support forum I seem to be succeeding in preventing my forum being overrun by useless junk. Thanks for that all of you
PS: I can't wait to see the full release of version 3 (next summer ??)