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« on: August 18, 2006, 09:11:00 am »
I mean, damn, thats a lot of spam bots, just browsing through the topics.  You'd think Omnimaga was the biggest forum out there or somthing  <_<dry.gif

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006, 09:48:00 am »
meh indeed. We need more user validation when registering.

The only upside is that it increases my post count when I reply to a bot posting and closing the thread :Ptongue.gif

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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 09:49:00 am »
yeah thats getting worse and worse, and its not Omnimaga only, I would say on MaxCoderz and some other forums it's much more worse. Wait until we are known more in other website or search engines

I would disable new registration completly but i think it will scare new users who want to post immediately away. Same goes for admin validation, imagine if the admins are away for a few days the new member will have to wait that long before having his account validated.

I will increase flood control to 15 secs though, it should reduce the chances of getting a multi poster spambot (which post several times or create more than one topic)
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006, 10:05:00 am »
heck, spam bots even invaded my blog. it took me 30mins to clean out all the rubbish.

Now I added user validation via a picture showing distorted letters. I hope that will keep them at bay.

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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2006, 11:09:00 am »
unfortunately spambot can get through this as well (*points to MaxCoders*)
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006, 11:14:00 am »
but it takes more time. and many bots can't do that.

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2006, 12:07:00 pm »
well MC still got 2 spambots per day even with all their anti spambot mod and the  weird distorted number stuff
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2006, 12:10:00 pm »
eeek. that has to stink. XDsmiley.gif

bad thing there are always new bots roaming around. stupid ad industry.

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2006, 12:43:00 pm »
true, the ppl making them are really dumbasses
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2006, 03:13:00 pm »
You should talk with Rezek, we haven't had many problems in a while :Ptongue.gif.

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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2006, 02:07:00 am »
well remember invisionfree wont let me modify the forum code so I could install your mod on mine. Revsoft is hosted by rezek so he can do anything he want with the forum source. On Invisionfree i cant
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2006, 03:34:00 pm »
user posted image

its MC turn <.<
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2006, 02:14:00 am »
ouch, and on top of that they have email validation activated, imagine if they didnt. Here I see like 10 spambots in the validating section sometimes, altough they are deleted after 30 days if not validated

btw this is the validating list, I may soon delete all spambot accounts on the forums cuz the banned member list has like a dozen of them now
http://z9.invisionfree.com/omnimaga/index.php?act=Members&max_results=30&filter=1&sort_order=asc&sort_key=name&st=0
http://z9.invisionfree.com/omnimaga/index.php?act=Members&max_results=30&filter=5&sort_order=asc&sort_key=name&st=0
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2006, 01:23:00 pm »
Wow, I'm seeing more and more and more of those little happy faces...  Well, at least the bots are nice and post in the correct topic :Ptongue.gif

EDIT:  ...Almost...