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Cheesecan
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by Cheesecan » 25 Jan 2012, 16:42

Jazcash wrote:My solution seems to have worked: http://springrts.com/springnetwork/forums/

I just made the captcha image the background of a div instead of the source of an img and it seems to have blocked out 100% of the spammers so far. Before that board was pretty much made out of spam.

Most spambots pull captcha images from inside img tags and just ignore everything in divs.
You're just trying to advertise your own forum. You spammer you!
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Tobi
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by Tobi » 25 Jan 2012, 17:52

Interesting idea, and easy enough to try.

So, implemented on test.springrts.com now. If some of you can test this and say whether it has any issues then in a few days we can deploy this.
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Tim Blokdijk
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by Tim Blokdijk » 26 Jan 2012, 22:57

Tested the registration with FF 3.6.24 and Chromium 15.0.874.106 both old browser versions and both work. Chromium didn't show the div at first but after a refresh it did. Retried several times and the captcha was visible every time so I think it was a one off (network) error.
The captcha did also show with FF 9.0.1

I also received a conformation e-mail from the address spring@it-l.eu ?
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JediDoubleJedi
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by JediDoubleJedi » 26 Jan 2012, 23:31

I can help out if you need more moderators! I am good at killing those spammers with bans!
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by scifi » 27 Jan 2012, 22:44

JediDoubleJedi wrote:I can help out if you need more moderators! I am good at killing those spammers with bans!
i sense some weird karma in this sentence....
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by knorke » 28 Jan 2012, 05:40

lol :shock:
i think the idea is to have something automatic.
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So, implemented on test.springrts.com now. If some of you can test this and say whether it has any issues then in a few days we can deploy this.
Firefox 9.0.1, captcha showed, got conformation email, guess it worked...
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Tobi
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by Tobi » 28 Jan 2012, 12:17

Deployed.
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knorke
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by knorke » 03 Feb 2012, 05:06

Image
hm.
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smoth
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by smoth » 03 Feb 2012, 06:37

he he booble.

knorke is it possible these are the aforementionedandfeared human spambots.
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Jazcash
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by Jazcash » 03 Feb 2012, 09:54

Note that I left my img tags there instead of removing them altogether but just replaced the image with a transparent overlay of Mr Bean's face. Just to really confuse the better spambots :P
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PicassoCT
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by PicassoCT » 03 Feb 2012, 13:13

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This is your chance!
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SirArtturi
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by SirArtturi » 03 Feb 2012, 14:25

Spammers, who are you talking about?
Oh, right, smoth and PicassoCT...
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quantum
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by quantum » 08 Feb 2012, 10:03

AF wrote:we can only assume one of our forum members was stupid enough to take the bait and purchase something from a spam link, thus ensuring the return of spammers for the next few years

They are probably trying to improve their site's rank on google. The existence of the link is enough for them.

The spammer's user profile page can contain links too. That might make it still worthwhile to spam us even if we delete all spam posts.
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PicassoCT
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by PicassoCT » 08 Feb 2012, 10:51

can we hire them for advertising? Spring Spam on Spring board, recursion in a embededded system? Sure. :)
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gajop
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by gajop » 08 Feb 2012, 11:01

aren't all links on forum nofollow by default?
Edit: nvm, guess they're not...
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SirMaverick
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by SirMaverick » 08 Feb 2012, 11:05

gajop wrote:aren't all links on forum nofollow by default?
Edit: nvm, guess they're not...
They should be default, at least for signature links.
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Tobi
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Re: Spammers on forum

Post by Tobi » 08 Feb 2012, 15:30

Profiles aren't visible to non-members though, and also our robots.txt should disallow search engines to look at them.
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