Surely there are less stupid ways (I'm actively stopping myself from using more colourful language) to achieve that. (There are topics about stopping spammers)."Maximum number of posts per day" which will help fight spam bots.
Based on which timezone? Hint: if it's the one of the user then he can bypass that by using a different one; if it's the one by the guest account then it mostly won't match that of all users.Zurd wrote:posts per day
Q&A antispam (built in) with a question that you cannot search the answer for. One that requires some logic to solve. The bots can't do those.
There is a serious difference between the result of a brute force password attack which, if succesful, could be the end of your forum, and the result of a user posting messages constantly (something which can be solved with 1 click).Zurd wrote: ↑Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:52 pm@warmweer: no it's not stupid, it's actually the same principle about blocking password brute-force attack (i.e. fail2ban for Linux or Login Lockdown for WordPress, etc.), on our forum, we have a limit of 1 post per minute but there's nothing stopping people to post 60 messages per hour all the time and don't try to ban their IP, they can just use another proxy and come back
It's nowhere said if your proposed feature is a global one or one per user/group. Maybe you decided that in your mind already, but then it still remains there.
This makes two highly questionable assumptions:
But humans are also capable to submit more posts per minute without abusing anything - think of support, where neither supportee nor supporter want to wait just to post what they want to communicate.
Then you're not using the moderation queue - unapproved posts aren't visible to the board. That's what moderation is about.
Similar to me. Bonus of this is: you see who's actually able to communicate thru the e-mail address and can sort out those never responding within 30 days.
It does. You just have to choose the right kind of questions. Doesn't need any maintenance at all apart from when they beat your question you come up with another one. I make a change to mine about 3-4 times a year. That's low maintenance.
Then you're not understanding how that group works. If you set it on, say, 1 post, when people register they only need one post to be approved and they can freely post on the board. Spammers will give themselves away in the first post they make. If they are legitimate users then they just have to wait for the post to be approved and that's it. They never seem to mind. Spammers that get past the registration (human spammers are still very rare) will have posts that will never be see by anyone except the mod team and can be deleted, along with the account in 1 click. Job done. That does not restrict active members at all.
It's not because other forums have it that it automatically becomes a good idea.
1000? and you mentioned that your spammer could be humans using a script to post continuously?
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