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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:56 pm 
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Can we put some sort of confirmation on new accounts to stop all these annoying spam topics? Nobody can honestly say they're not fed up with it.

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Re: Spam
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:18 pm 
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Moved to the forum complaints board seeing as this isn't about the MCS.

I'm not sure we can do, but I'll tell Spangle and hopefully he'll be able to sort something. But for the timebeing, just ignore it and I'll delete it and the culprits' accounts as soon as I can, like I've been doing :)

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Re: Spam
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:47 pm 
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I think they are kind of funny. I like to time how long it takes them to get axed.

Though if it's really a problem I find myself, through the magic of mobile internet technology on my droid, checking the forums quite a lot more than I used to. Even if I don't reply to everything because I hate typing long messages on my phone if you were to give me kill-o-zap powers I could help keep the boards clean when you're offline.

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Re: Spam
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:48 pm 
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I try to help when I can, I've deleted two posts today. Can't help with applying measures to prevent it, though.

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Re: Spam
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:42 am 
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How about this?


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Re: Spam
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:29 am 
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I've added a custom field which needs to be filled-in whenever someone registers. They have to type a specific word to answer the question as I thought a multiple choice field might be easily guessed. Let's hope this makes things a little better :)

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Re: Spam
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:56 am 
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That should help. If it doesn't, you can upgrade your CAPTCHA (the image you have to decipher to register to reCAPTCHA - it just needs you to register on their site and then put that key into the admin panel - it's a standard phpBB3 feature now.

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Re: Spam
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:43 am 
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Well, this seems to be working pretty effectively now, unless moderators are deleting any spam before I see it :P

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