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Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: rtil on February 27, 2007 03:40 PM
What we are witnessing now are no longer spambots. they are real people, because they have to input a code in a slightly distorted image in order to be able to even complete their registration.

but a continuing trend i have noticed with them is that they tend to use bogus e-mail addresses. so, i have turned on e-mail validation for new users.

so now, if you see a spam post, the person put in the verification code, went to their inbox, validated, then posted. that's a whole hell of a lot to go through to just post one spam message here.

if this doesn't stop them, i'm going to do some research on what stops these guys. for now, i hope they are at bay once again.
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: Eruanne on February 27, 2007 04:38 PM
Thank you oh fearless leader!
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: RobjaFalu on February 27, 2007 05:54 PM
Fucking spammers. Kill them all! DESTROY THEM ALL!!!!
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: Dagolith on February 27, 2007 06:55 PM
well, you could just jack there IP address (you can more easily since your the admin) and by reverse engineering a root kit (I've got a good one, totally fucked up my system, had to wipe it and reinstall the OS) and bitch slap them with it, and post a warning on the sign-up page of your ability to retaliate. I'm sure this'll get them.

Give this forum, some offensive ability
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: rtil on February 27, 2007 07:45 PM
that sounds  a little too much out of my way to do that , haha
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: Dagolith on February 27, 2007 08:13 PM
awell, it'd be fun though.
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: yes on February 27, 2007 11:54 PM
once on another forum far far away there was a member that joined named "spambot"


he was a hoot.
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: T-Bones on February 28, 2007 01:32 PM
thanks rtil
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: rtil on February 28, 2007 04:28 PM
done
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: Eruanne on February 28, 2007 06:06 PM
*facepalm*
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: rtil on March 1, 2007 12:12 PM
also, registrations that aren't validated within 15 days will automatically be deleted. now i don't have to go into the admin cp every day and purge them myself.
Title: SPAM SIGNUPS RESORT TO DESPERATE MEASURES
Post by: moflow on March 16, 2007 05:01 PM
Fight the good fight rtil!