Preventing Spam

Preventing Spam

Postby » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:19 am

There's a good trick in any PHP forum you can use to prevent automatic sign-ups from bots. Set the 'Use Visual Certification' checkmark in the sign-up profile in the Admin section of the forum ... That will prevent all those fake user-id's
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Postby » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:05 am

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Postby » Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:34 am

Thanks russel! We've cleaned up after him now :)

Postby » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:17 am


Just my 2 cents:

1. Disable anonymous posting. Only for registred users.
2. use pictures (of animals for example) instead of capcha images to verify human...
3. to Kofax people - hunt those guys - who write character recognition for bots - down and hire them to write "The Best" OCR/ICR engine, that reads everything :wink:


Postby » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:58 pm

If you make it idiot-proof, someone will make a better idiot.
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