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Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:50 pm
by Khamosh-Saya
i start my old board after 2 years. today i just open the board and spammers attack start. in one day 34 users registers and all are Spammer. i already install NV_simplemath_captcha_1_0_1 Mod.
viewtopic.php?t=1795935

How can i stopped these spammers? or is there any problem in my board?

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:22 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
since you did not give us any info about your board there is no way we can help you.

Please fill out the Support Request Template Generator and post it back here to enable us to assist you better.

roibert

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:23 pm
by KevC
If its the one in your profile, you have a simple maths question on your registration page. They were beaten a long time ago.

Look at the sticky topic on stopping spam at the top of this forum.

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:04 pm
by Khamosh-Saya
Support Request Template
What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.0.11
What is your board's URL? www.friendzpoint.com
Who do you host your board with? Hostmonster
How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com
What is the most recent action performed on your board? Update from a previous version of phpBB3
Is registration required to reproduce this issue? No
Do you have any MODs installed? Yes
What version of phpBB3 did you update from? phpBB 3.0.8
What MODs do you have installed? activity_stats_mod
Advertisement Management 1.0.10
mchat_new_version_1_3_5
multiple_ranks_mod
national_flags_2_0_4
NV_advanced_last_topic_titles_1_3_1
NV_simplemath_captcha_1_0_1
Prime Quick Reply
top_five
What styles do you currently have installed? Absolution
What language(s) is your board currently using? English
Which database type/version are you using? MySQL 5
What is your level of experience? New to PHP but not phpBB
When did your problem begin? Just Turn on Board on Line after a long time almost after 1 and half year with old database. But i clean Databatse with STK. Database cleaner tool
Please describe your problem. Spammers Attack
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Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:33 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
both of your questions on the registration page can be solved easily by the spam bots.

math questions are solved instantly.

the gender thing only has two possible answers.


as kevin said, you need to get rid of both of them and use the builtin Q&A with a question that the answer can not be found in a search of google etc.


not a math question, not something like what color is the sky etc.


robert

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:39 pm
by Khamosh-Saya
So u mean if i will use in my language question and answer it will be really helpfull.

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:49 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
Khamosh-Saya wrote:So u mean if i will use in my language question and answer it will be really helpfull.
depends on the question. the language doesn't matter to spam bots.


robert

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:52 pm
by 5hocK
Languages can be translated, use a question that cannot be searched. Something like this is good.
What letter is missing from this domain name?: friendpoint.com

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:00 pm
by Khamosh-Saya
okz i got it now Thanks
can i ask u one more question related to memberlist.php page?
i dont know but i checked my time my mod instructions and did 100% right modification but my memberlist.php is collapse. :?

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:19 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
Khamosh-Saya wrote:okz i got it now Thanks
can i ask u one more question related to memberlist.php page?
i dont know but i checked my time my mod instructions and did 100% right modification but my memberlist.php is collapse. :?
need more details than that. what MOD? what were you doing? what does "collapse" mean.

a link to whatever you are talking about.

robert

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:31 pm
by Khamosh-Saya
After installing the mChat. It is mess up when i click on members list page. i checked the instruction many times in memberlist.php, memberlist_body.html, memberlist_view.html. but did found any mistake in modification. after i install national flag mod. but the problem start when i install mChat mod.
www.friendzpoint.com
User: test
password: test123

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:29 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
just a brief glance of the code in your memberlist_body.html , I see several mistakes in the code especially for the flags MOD.

I would start over with a new copies of all the files that the flag MOD touches and then start over with the MOD install.

you must be doing the MODs manually because automod would not put the code where it is.

If you are going to do them manually you have to follow the instructions exactly and be very precise.

when it says to add something after something that means on a new line.

If it wants you to add something inline it will say inline after add or something to that affect.

you are missing columns in that page for the flags etc.


robert

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:47 pm
by Khamosh-Saya
ohh my god. i can see also. but i m 200% sure i did it correct and and more then 3 time i checked the file.
is it really possible that i make changes and it can be change auto? i m using filezilla and notepad++

Re: Spammers

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:52 pm
by Khamosh-Saya
i did changes again exectly how in the instruction. Then purged cache after that refresh the style and then clear cache from google chorme and the result is the same..

Re: Spammers

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:20 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
yes the changes to that file seem to be correct for the flags MOD.
however, the changes for the multiple ranks MOD are not.

you have one line duplicated and the line for the MOD is not there.

go back to that MOD and check your edits.

like I said, I would start with a new copy of the file(s) so that there is no confusion.


robert