#206894 by wololo
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:33 am
I hate phpBB MODs, but I hate spambots even more. I added a mod that gives the moderators and myself some support against spam bots, and hopefully it will be useful. If you run into issues (can't login, can't post, stuff disappears, whatever...) please let me know either by PM, or by email (wagic.the.homebrew@gmail.com)
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#207006 by hgoel0974
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:10 pm
And I thought there was a new Moderator :lol:
Mod and Moderator are two terms that always mix me up!
#207061 by Xian Nox
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:13 pm
LjMjollnir wrote:We had loads of problems with bots on our forums.. we found just adding questions to the applications stopped alot of them .. just simple stuff like type the second word on line 3 backwards ;)
Err, we have those? :roll:
#207121 by The Z
Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:50 am
Over at PSPKing we also have some spambots, but our moderators are pretty active and ban them when they see one of the spamposts.
Its actually working pretty good.
#207123 by wololo
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:01 am
The Z wrote:Over at PSPKing we also have some spambots, but our moderators are pretty active and ban them when they see one of the spamposts.
Its actually working pretty good.

We ban 20 spambots on average per day (more than 5000 just this year), I am wondering if PSPKing is seeing the same type of traffic? The mods here ae really getting tired of doing that type of cleanup job, and I understand them :)
#207131 by hgoel0974
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:23 am
I have noticed the increased number of spambots too. I usually end up reporting 3-4 daily
#207147 by walnut100
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:01 am
Best thing to do is either find a plugin that cross-references new registrations with Project Honey Pot and Stop Forum Spam, or write it yourself if there's no such thing for PHPBB

I used a plugin like that along with custom Q&A and never had a bot get through again after that. Then I banned anything that got caught from the server through lighttpd but that was overkill :P

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