Dog Cow wrote: Just pass them the Registration Successful page even though it wasn't
Zenith63 wrote: Yes that would make sense, but what I'm noticing is that all the activation mails are bouncing when I have it set to Admin verification. If they're bouncing they must not be able to read them? Or maybe they only accept email that are verification emails and bounce the rest, in which case there should be some sort of customisation that can be made to the verification email (eg. random subject line) so they wouldn't accept them...
No bot fails to decode the captcha. About 10% of the real users cannot decode the captcha; the most common mistake seems to be entering all lower case when the visual confirmation requires all upper case.
I added two fields to the registration page, one hidden and one blank. No bot has failed to provide the value of the hidden field. No bot has failed to leave the blank field blank. About 10% of real human users fill in the blank field despite a warning label telling them it is important to leave it blank.
My question is what should I do when I catch a spammer who is trying to register? At first I executed a die message and sent something that looked like an internal error. Now I am sending a 404 error as well.
I seriously doubt that any bot spammer looks to see if his spam gets through.
olpa wrote: I expected that Visual Confirmation is good for bots and bad for humans ... But I didn't expect that numbers are so impressive.
Did you use the default Visual Confirmation, or Advanced Visual Confirmation?
olpa wrote: Textual Confirmation re-displays the registation page, with an error message.
Tresclub wrote: Blaine, "...I went into the code of usercp_register.php and added a self written logging feature for everyone who attempts to register."
Is this something you can share with us, or send it to me in an EM or PM?
Aquillar wrote: I saw an interesting solution recently.
The registration page had a big note at the top saying "LEAVE ALL THE FOLLOWING FIELDS BLANK OR REGISTRATION WILL FAIL. You can modify your profile after you register by going to...bla bla"
Unfortunately I don't remember where that was or what forums it was running, phpbb2 I'm pretty sure
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