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[split from] How to prevent reply on topic spamming?

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:47 am
by rumensoft
Hi,
I have same problem. I have Q & A, and there a lot registration and spam every day... How is that possible?! How we can stop this? I think is some bug in phpbb3, they easy hack phpbb3, because, before I was using in Joomla Q & A -> and there was no SPAM. Now in phpbb3 - every minute...


P.S. You can find information here about this the problem.
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2122696

The important thing is:
For instance, "Who do you see in the mirror?" is an effective question, while "What colour is the sky?" or "2+2 = ?" are not.

Re: [split from] How to prevent reply on topic spamming?

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:56 am
by KevC
rumensoft wrote:How is that possible?! How we can stop this? I think is some bug in phpbb3, they easy hack phpbb3
This is not a hack or a bug.
If you have spam registrations it's because your question is too easy. Simple as that.

Re: [split from] How to prevent reply on topic spamming?

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:38 am
by rumensoft
Hi,
thank you for the answer. Now I put more hard Question, let's see... :) :ugeek:

Re: [split from] How to prevent reply on topic spamming?

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:13 pm
by Oyabun1
rumensoft wrote:The important thing is:
For instance, "Who do you see in the mirror?" is an effective question, while "What colour is the sky?" or "2+2 = ?" are not.
That is only intended to be an example of a style of question not a suggestion to use that actual question. Any actual question and answer that has been published in that topic is probably not effective because the spambots will have already added them to their lists.

Re: [split from] How to prevent reply on topic spamming?

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:15 pm
by rumensoft
Oyabun1 wrote:
rumensoft wrote:The important thing is:
For instance, "Who do you see in the mirror?" is an effective question, while "What colour is the sky?" or "2+2 = ?" are not.
That is only intended to be an example of a style of question not a suggestion to use that actual question. Any actual question and answer that has been published in that topic is probably not effective because the spambots will have already added them to their lists.
Hi, yes, I know :)

If I have 6 question, how long they can stay? I mean, do I have to change the questions every month?

Re: [split from] How to prevent reply on topic spamming?

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:33 pm
by KevC
Up to you.

The problem with multiple questions is that if the spambots are getting through, you don't know which question is the easy one for them so you have to then think of 6 more.

If you choose one question, you know instantly if it's effective or not.

Re: [split from] How to prevent reply on topic spamming?

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:56 pm
by rumensoft
So far so good... :D
2 days, without SPAM :) Nice!

Thank you!