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#21 rbalch

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:41 AM

QUOTE (nealmac @ Jan 18 2010, 08:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Same.

I don't think closing registration is gonna happen, as Rob doesn't appear to be alive.

Also, I don't think it's a good idea. Maybe a manual email registration system would be better. Thereagain, if Rob ain't here............



Not dead, just married (my wife does not visit this website) cool.gif
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#22 SmashySmashy

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:00 PM

Holy sheep sh/t he lives! ohmy.gif

Yeah seriously, we have been in dire need of some upgrades to reduce the insane amounts of spam that this site has been getting, it keeps getting worse every week. I have been doing some research into what methods are used for spamming this site and the common program that seems to be a big one for many forum admins is XRumer, which I actually found out because of a stupid spammer who was trying to find out where to get it for free, thus the user was banned thanks to my quick reporting and research skills. Here is some information that I found on blocking XRumer that was on Wikipedia.

One way to defeat the software (at least for now) is to add extra hidden password fields to the registration form. You can hide those fields with css "display:none;" so that normal users would not see them. (Do it by enclosing the fields in a div with style display:none). XRumer seems to be filling out all fields of type "password" with the same value. So validation is rather simple at this point. If your hidden password fields are not empty, chances are the new registration was a result of XRumer run.

For further protection, you can generate random names for your password fields and include 10+ of such hidden fields into your registration form.

#23 Nealio

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:35 AM

QUOTE (rbalch @ Feb 12 2010, 06:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (nealmac @ Jan 18 2010, 08:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Same.

I don't think closing registration is gonna happen, as Rob doesn't appear to be alive.

Also, I don't think it's a good idea. Maybe a manual email registration system would be better. Thereagain, if Rob ain't here............



Not dead, just married (my wife does not visit this website) cool.gif

Trust me, if you just got married you may as well be dead wink.gif

Nah, it's good to see you back. Hopefully you can't get these issues sorted. And congrats on getting hung tongue.gif

#24 Evil Midnight Bomber

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 06:46 AM

ditto on congrats
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A man goes to the doctor. Says he's depressed. He says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. The doctor says "The treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him, that should pick you up." The man bursts into tears. He says "But doctor... I am Pagliacci."

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:38 AM

Looks like they're going for a new approach:
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Hi! Lets meet! ( From: lisirea )
Hi! Lets meet! Do you have an account here? I registered here two weeks ago. I used meeting with people on this web - site. If you have a web-camera we can talk via video-chat. You can type Katie in the search to find me.


#26 SmashySmashy

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 10:36 PM

I think I have seen one of those a couple of times in the past and reported them to mods before.

#27 rbalch

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:24 AM

I have the new software (along with spam fixes). I will upgrade the website tomorrow (or very late tonight). Today is a school holiday in the USA so during the day today I don't want to take the website down. If you see it down tomorrow, don't worry, it's for a good reason ph34r.gif . Thanks for the info!
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#28 guru of rock n roll

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:07 PM

biggrin.gif cheers
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:55 AM

Virus warnings PMd to me from: Admin&Moderator, TeamModerators & RooTModerators

#30 rbalch

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 02:58 PM

Virus warnings PMd to me from: Admin&Moderator, TeamModerators & RooTModerators


Thanks Danny, I have dealt with them.
"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." -Albert Einstein

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(in response to Tipper Gore's allegations that music incites people towards deviant behavior...)



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