Spamming

Any area for people to discuss anything to do with Search & Rescue Dogs
Forum rules
Please Read the Forum Rules Before Posting.

Spamming

Postby Darren » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:48 am

As some of you may have noticed, we are being targeted by spammers at the moment.

I am keeping an eye on the forum and when I see them, I ban the poster and delete the post. In the meantime, please keep flagging them up using the 'Report' button and don't click on any link as who knows where it will take you and what is on the end of it (viruses, bots, trojans or porn).

Thanks.
Darren
 
Posts: 1103
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:41 pm
Location: Newbury

Re: Spamming

Postby Judith » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:15 am

Cheers Darren - I've been reporting madly! Can you just confirm - do you need to report all posts from the same spammer, or just one of them?
In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog
User avatar
Judith
 
Posts: 1771
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 1:23 pm
Location: Warfield Park, Berkshire

Re: Spamming

Postby roland and meg » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:35 pm

Darren wrote: don't click on any link as who knows where it will take you and what is on the end of it (viruses, bots, trojans or porn).

None of them go to porn [ninja]
Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else
User avatar
roland and meg
 
Posts: 1506
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:31 pm
Location: Spencers Woof

Re: Spamming

Postby shane-uk » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:53 am

I found using the I.p security block on my hosting account cpanel blocks the user/bots from all the sites I host

I know you can block the I.p from the admin control panel in phpBB if you don't use cpanel on the main hosting account
also maybe look at installing a mod like questions these can be maths or are you human questions or a good one I have used on a. Custom coded membership system is the text that says leave this box blank as bots are programmed to answer all the question boxes so they put text in the box rather than leave it blank
shane-uk
 

Re: Spamming

Postby Darren » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:20 pm

Thanks Judith. Just one will be fine as that's all the alert I need :)
Darren
 
Posts: 1103
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:41 pm
Location: Newbury

Re: Spamming

Postby niki » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:34 pm

I have also been banning and deleting these posts as soon as I see any.

I'll have a chat with Daryl and see if there is any more protection at all we can use
Niki Toogood and Scrumpy
If you ever thought your dog can't count, try putting 3 dog biscuits in your pocket and only giving him 2!!!

http://www.puddyprints.com
niki
 
Posts: 948
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:48 pm
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire

Re: Spamming

Postby shane-uk » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:29 pm

you may want to look at this as an option

it is the anti bot questions

you set the questions and answers on the registration page

the bots dont get the answers right and they cant register
it works really well i use the same mod but on 2 smf forums

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=645075
shane-uk
 

Re: Spamming

Postby niki » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:15 am

We do already use questions like this but somehow they seem to be getting round it.
Niki Toogood and Scrumpy
If you ever thought your dog can't count, try putting 3 dog biscuits in your pocket and only giving him 2!!!

http://www.puddyprints.com
niki
 
Posts: 948
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:48 pm
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire

Re: Spamming

Postby Admin » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:34 am

shane-uk wrote:you may want to look at this as an option

it is the anti bot questions

you set the questions and answers on the registration page

the bots dont get the answers right and they cant register
it works really well i use the same mod but on 2 smf forums

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=645075


Thank you for the suggestion but we already have this MOD on the forum, I have changed the question so lets see if it helps....
User avatar
Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:33 pm
Location: The Internet

Re: Spamming

Postby Admin » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:33 am

I have now added an Activation Justification box that must be completed, no justification, no activation. Accounts will be activated by me and therefore may not be instant any longer but should stop almost all spam.
User avatar
Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:33 pm
Location: The Internet

Next

Return to General Discusion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests