Einstein wrote:PaulHB wrote: As previously mentioned in this thread it's not that difficult to teach a bot to respond to a verification e-mail. Of course it does mean a valid (if not stolen) e-mail address is needed, so banning that will work until a new address is put in.
I experienced that today ... a bot did register but didn't send any messages. It's time for visual confirmation.
RebirthSephiroth wrote: Does anyone know if this bot/script can use the quick reply hack(s)? I've installed the visual confirmation, but guests can post without the confirm via quick reply.
Kanuck wrote: Download the Visual Confirmation for Guests MOD here, and let me know if it causes any issues. PMs are fine, it isn't as if I get many at all.
vsego wrote:RebirthSephiroth wrote:Does anyone know if this bot/script can use the quick reply hack(s)? I've installed the visual confirmation, but guests can post without the confirm via quick reply.
QR is just a fancy way to quickly reply. It's a matter of interface, but the actual posting is done by the sam posting.php. 8) Hence, if you have VC for guest posts, your quick replys shouldn't work.
If you were talking about VC for new accounts, then you are at risk on all subforums allowing guests.
@Latinus: Please, read this thread, or at least last Kanuck's post.
RebirthSephiroth wrote: Guests just can't use QR. I feel that this is better than simply disabling guest posting.
I have been fighting a spammer on my forum, and now it appears that he has deleted my phpbb_users table. Below is what I get when I go to my forum. Anyone now how to fix this and how to prevent this from happening again? AND yes, my host is the same as everyone else that is having problems.
phpBB : Critical Error
Could not obtain lastvisit data from user table
SQL Error : 1146 Table 'xxxxxxx_xmb1.phpbb_users' doesn't exist
SELECT * FROM phpbb_users WHERE user_id = -1
Line : 62
File : /home/xxxxxx/public_html/forum/includes/sessions.php
I replaced some of the information with x.
Thanks in advance for your help.