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Post by onehundredandtwo » Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:28 am

MarkHoward wrote:Enable visual confirmation for registrations:
Requires new users to enter a random code matching an image to help prevent mass registrations.
I've reported a bug at http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-9641, thanks! :)
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Post by MarkHoward » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:06 am

Cheers. phpbb3 and its support forums rocks! :)

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Post by bblurkin » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:14 am

my question is simple............... does phpbb broadcast its existence to the web?

I have phpbb3 running to serve only members of an administered membership database........ as such it shouldn't be exposed to the web however as soon as i put the board up it got spammed by an outsider...... i got all that cleaned up and have read some of the mod fixes.......... but i shouldn't need them if i can turn off any exposure to the web................ my members only should get in thru the membership database and therefore i do not need general exposure ................

anyone have an idea how i restrict phpbb to my needs?

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Post by Brf » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:00 am

bblurkin wrote:my question is simple............... does phpbb broadcast its existence to the web?
No.

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Post by bblurkin » Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:56 am

thank you..

is there any way to restrict members to those being added by my membership database?

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Post by Brf » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:02 pm

You could turn off registration. Then if it is a small database, you could add the members manually, using either the Support Toolkit, or the ACP Add Users mod. Otherwise, you could write your own authentication plugin and authenticate against your other database.

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Post by stevemaury » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:23 pm

I have reason to believe that there are now bot scripts that look for the word "color" in the Q&A captcha and start trying (in particular) 'blue', 'green' and 'red'.

Therefore, it may be better to avoid questions like "What color is grass?".
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Post by alan89 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:55 pm

I was looking to use a confirmation code when creating topics. Any ideas how I would do this?

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Post by Pony99CA » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:10 pm

alan89 wrote:I was looking to use a confirmation code when creating topics. Any ideas how I would do this?
You can already do this in the ACP for guest posts (it may even be the default). See the Enable visual confirmation for guest postings setting in the CAPTCHA module settings section of the General tab.

For registered users, you'd need a MOD. However, if you try to do this for registered users, you'll likely make them angry. Who wants to play games every time you make a post when you've gone to the trouble of registering? If you're getting spam from registered users, try turning on the posting queue instead.

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Post by Senthil74 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:49 am

I upgraded the forum to 3.0.7 (latest version). I have the captcha enabled but I'm getting lots of spams trying to register (about 12 a day).

There are like millions of postings here, and I'm unsure where to find a solution to fix this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by ric323 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:32 am

Senthil74 wrote:...
There are like millions of postings here, and I'm unsure where to find a solution to fix this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
As the subject says, just read the very first post. Enabling the "Newly Registered users" feature will let you review all new posts for spam. Adding the textual confirmation, or more advanced CAPTCHA shoul limit the number successfully registering too.
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Post by Senthil74 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:03 pm

ric323 wrote:
Senthil74 wrote:...
There are like millions of postings here, and I'm unsure where to find a solution to fix this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
As the subject says, just read the very first post. Enabling the "Newly Registered users" feature will let you review all new posts for spam. Adding the textual confirmation, or more advanced CAPTCHA shoul limit the number successfully registering too.
Thanks, I actually tried another captcha that was configured in the admin. I activated reCaptcha in the admin but it's not showing on the live site? When I enabled this captcha, it doesn't show any captcha on the register page, entirely removes it? Do you know why?

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Post by onehundredandtwo » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:24 am

What style are you using? Your should support at least phpBB 3.0.6 to display the reCAPTCHA module on the registration page.
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Post by Senthil74 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:20 am

onehundredandtwo wrote:What style are you using? Your should support at least phpBB 3.0.6 to display the reCAPTCHA module on the registration page.
The style I'm using is "N.Design V2". I upgraded to version 3.0.7. reCAPTCHA module isn't showing on the registration page but I enabled it in the admin?

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Post by CaeRule » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:46 pm

Thank you!

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