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What did Mike do to stop the spam? (and can we have it too)

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by CyclingTribe, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Can we get a update to include Mike's anti-spam tweak?

    It seems to have worked well here so would be good for XFs customer's boards ... hint, hint. :D

    Cheers,
    Shaun :D
     
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  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member


    There must be million mikes in the world. Could you possibly include his surname?
     
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  3. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    It looks like he just added a Q&A, unless that isn't new. I've not looked at the registration page in ages.
    verify.PNG
     
  4. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

  5. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I believe Mike banned 2 additional IP which the moderators asked for.

    Thought I would be slightly proactive, so I have been nuking spammer accounts as they show up on the 'Who's online' block on the front page. It could be that other moderators are doing that as well, not sure.
     
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  6. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Ah, I'd imagined it was something more ellaborate / technical - lol.
     
  7. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Looks like it didn't work

    uggs for everyone
     
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  8. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I've not seen Mike login to the site. Maybe he's invisible.
     
  9. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Mike's been invisible for about a year.
     
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I just saw another ad for Uggs.
     
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  11. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    It's gone, along with several accounts.
     
  12. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    How do you know Mike did anything? Why not Kier or Jake or Slavik?
     
  13. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Because Slavik posted that Mike was doing something
     
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  14. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    Man, I would hate having to have been the photographer at his wedding then...

    *rimshot* *grappling hook*
     
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  15. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I believe the staff and developers are doing a good job. They're doing everything they can, when they can, and when allowed. :)
     
  16. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    You seem to be under the "keep saying it enough to make yourself believe it" routine...
     
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  17. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    Apparently the Q&A wasn't too difficult
     
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  18. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Looking at it with the bot's eyes I can see two numbers: six and fifteen.
    I cannot figure out what to do with them but I can guess:
    15+6=21
    or
    15-6=9

    One of my guesses is correct,I can post.
    Is it readable for a human because of a little spelling error?
    Yes,it is, a human can answer easily.

    What can a bot see? six
    What to do with it?
     
  19. Jane-SU

    Jane-SU New Member

    A simple question and answer solution is really no solution at all. You need something that is hard for spam bots and yet easy on everyone. And math questions no matter if written out in English mathematical problems or numeral values can be easy for a spam bot to pass through
     
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  20. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    Well, you can use other forms of captcha... a couple of them are available in the resource section. I know not all of them are foolproof but something is better than nothing ;)
     
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