Several forums I am responsible for have had considerable volumes of spam over the several days despite using the Q&A CAPTCHA (and, similarly, reCAPTCHA). Granted, they are using simple questions ("What color is the sky?" "2+2=?", etc.), however this shows that there has been some success in circumventing the technique.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:I doubt they can break the Q&A like that.
Probably not. Smart bots can check their email and have been doing that since phpBB2 days.Callum95 wrote:Would enabling email activation help?
Funny thing is that this wave doesn't appear to do so, one of my boards have been bombarded with spam registrations over the last couple of weeks but non of them has activated the account yet.lurttinen wrote:Probably not. Smart bots can check their email and have been doing that since phpBB2 days.Callum95 wrote:Would enabling email activation help?
From your post and sig, I gather that your site is about steam? That's a great idea, but it EOULDNT wok on most peoples forums as a lot of people don't have steam.keitzy wrote:What about a custom profile field. I use one for ausgamingcore.
Kinda hard though trying to find what all your users have in common.
With mine I did a custom profile on registration - PROFILE_STEAM_ID in admin section and did a preg match to make sure the exact STEAM_0:bal:bla was input.
That halted all spam.
May be a bit much though. Just a thought.
Yes, some spammers will be humans but spam bots can also solve captcha's.chrissomerville wrote:The usernames appear to be random generations. I have CAPTA activated so assume these are people not robots? Is that naive?
I know how you feel. I'm forever failing the captcha code test on submit.Callum95 wrote:I need a robot to do the captchas for me, they're too difficult for me