Bots can do that easy - so that is no help to stop them registering.Geed wrote:I made it so that users had to check their emails to register, and that seemed to fix many problems.
That is traditionally true, but on my largest board, we are getting a half-dozen registrations a day (this is way down after I tweaked the CAPTCHA), but even the ones that are registering are not activating. In this new wave of spam bots, I've not had a single one activate their account via email.ChrisRLG wrote:Bots can do that easy - so that is no help to stop them registering.
Some bots, such as XRumer, use a regular expression to search for the email by its subject, as is default by many popular forum systems. So it may help to change the subject of the registration email to something non-standard. Removing the words 'Welcome' and 'activation' might help, since those are two words which the bots look for. Just have the welcome/activation email subject be simply the name of your web site. People ought to figure that out easily.ChrisRLG wrote:Bots can do that easy - so that is no help to stop them registering.Geed wrote:I made it so that users had to check their emails to register, and that seemed to fix many problems.
On the contrary, flash is incredibly simple. php flash support is good enough to write small flash applications on the fly, the problem is that the flash program will contain the information in a format that is easy to parse - the flash player has to understand it after all. A bot wouldn't bother with the actual display, it would just decompile the flash animation.CMCDragonkai wrote:What about flash based captcha? Anybody thought of using that? Last I heard, flash was hard for search engines to index, so if you intend it not be indexed, I'd think bots would have hard time reading flash.