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Updated to 3.0.8

Postby Maugh » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:08 pm

I just updated our board software. That -should- hopefully help stem the flood of bots we've been experiencing lately.

I hope.

The 3.0.8 is supposed to use a different captcha protocol for registration of users, which is supposed to be pretty effective. We'll see.

Those bots are really annoying. I do not, in fact, want to watch "Save the last dance 2," in high definition, nor am I interested in russian teen brides, nor am I interested in downloading amateur videos, no matter how 'barely legal' they are, and no, I am not interested in buying meds online. Good heavens. Those spam-bots are vile.

Anyway, if that doesn't work, I'll try something else later to fix it. Back to school stuff.
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Re: Updated to 3.0.8

Postby Maugh » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:20 am

HATE. Just killed another bot.
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Re: Updated to 3.0.8

Postby Matt' » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:00 am

The bots seem to be finding the site tasty these days. Can you set it so anyone can approve new members? Or a personal captcha--"What is the first word on this page" or something, to be included in their admittance application?
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Re: Updated to 3.0.8

Postby Maugh » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:46 am

Been doing some reading. I installed a captcha thing, (part of the 3.0.8), but it's not working too well. Turns out the captchas are fairly easily broken. I need to take some other measures, but haven't had time to take the next step on it.

If you can find some better methods of bot-protection, let me know. I am working on it, in the meanwhile.
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Re: Updated to 3.0.8

Postby Maugh » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:44 pm

Rob vs Bots, Round 4.

I just installed a more "advanced" captcha, that has a better reputation. Hopefully this will stop the bots.
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