Sure, there are plenty out there that provide a number of different options. Some of them work very well, but I didn't like the style or presentation that the user would see.dahlsim wrote:I have a phpbb board that's having a lot of problems with bogus registrations. I assume that since this mod is being worked on that there is no established mod that has really solved this issue?
The standard image challenge has been unable to stop registration bots for quite some time. A more difficult image would be harder for bots, but potentially harder for users as well.This mod looks interesting but I'm curious as to why the built-in option that supposed to require users to enter what they see on an image doesn't stop bot registrations? It seems to do the same general thing that these checkboxes are doing right?
It's a standard feature. However, spammers create new domains every day. There is no way to stay ahead of the game. Besides, you only find out about the domains after they have spammed (or at minimum registered on) your board, which is no good. You need a way to stop the automatic process.What about a way to simply ban certain domains from registering, is that something that's easily implemented in phpbb?
This MOD works extremely well, for now. If it were to be added as a standard option in phpBB (it won't, but just as an example) then it would also become useless as the bot writers would take apart the code and rewrite their bots so that they would be able to solve this trivial challenge as well. It works now because it's different.