[Split] Bogus Registrations & implications

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[Split] Bogus Registrations & implications

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I'm getting about 15 to 20 of these damned registrations every day. I've got the Q&A plugin installed (and have had for many months actually).

How the heck do I stop them?

Do any of the other general settings have an effect?
Last edited by Mick on Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: [Split] Bogus Registrations & implications

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Can you supply a link to your board so we can see what’s going on please?
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Re: [Split] Bogus Registrations & implications

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Thanks. I changed the question last night, to one that should be very difficult, but this morning (less than 8 hours later) 22 new registrations!

https://thepompeychimes.net/forum

Mick wrote: Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:34 am Can you supply a link to your board so we can see what’s going on please?
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Re: [Split] Bogus Registrations & implications

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I also have a registration code extension for the Q&A ("copy the code from the bottom of the page"). I've just removed that question, in case that extension is no longer any good. So, I now just have a tricky question that I can't easily find an answer to on Google. Fingers crossed.
RubiconCSL wrote: Sat Apr 13, 2024 8:08 am Thanks. I changed the question last night, to one that should be very difficult, but this morning (less than 8 hours later) 22 new registrations!

https://thepompeychimes.net/forum

Mick wrote: Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:34 am Can you supply a link to your board so we can see what’s going on please?
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Re: [Split] Bogus Registrations & implications

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That’s a good question. I wouldn’t have thought bots would be able to search and find the answer.

I knew the answer so it’s probably not a fair test from me. :)
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Re: [Split] Bogus Registrations & implications

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Well, so far, so good. No new dodgy registrations so far.

I think the Obscure Registration Code extension is no longer bot proof. Clearly they can copy the code now :(

I've gone back to a q&a question, that I don't think a bot can easily google. As I say, so far so good.
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Re: [Split] Bogus Registrations & implications

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RubiconCSL wrote: Sun Apr 14, 2024 9:49 amI think the Obscure Registration Code extension is no longer bot proof
Can you mention that to the author in the extensions topic please?
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