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Re: Stopforumspam dnsbl
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2012, 04:03:19 pm »
Ok good to hear. The SFS mod we have installed since a year ago does that too (or at least ours is set to do so).

This was a serious problem when we had RECAPTCHA installed in the registration page: Whenever RECAPTCHA server was down (which was pretty frequent), nobody could register on Omni at all, because the registration page stopped loading at the security code thing, with no Reigster button to click. D:

Also in case some of our members are in weird countries or universities, would there be a way to let them in with limited Omni features? For example, when the error page appears, have an URL with spaces that the person can type/copy/paste in his address bar, then he can get on Omni in mobile mode or something.
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Re: Stopforumspam dnsbl
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2012, 04:15:08 pm »
Ok good to hear. The SFS mod we have installed since a year ago does that too (or at least ours is set to do so).

This was a serious problem when we had RECAPTCHA installed in the registration page: Whenever RECAPTCHA server was down (which was pretty frequent), nobody could register on Omni at all, because the registration page stopped loading at the security code thing, with no Reigster button to click. D:

Also in case some of our members are in weird countries or universities, would there be a way to let them in with limited Omni features? For example, when the error page appears, have an URL with spaces that the person can type/copy/paste in his address bar, then he can get on Omni in mobile mode or something.

Right now they can e-mail me and I (or any other admin with FTP) can whitelist them.

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Re: Stopforumspam dnsbl
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2012, 04:25:12 pm »
Ah ok. I guess what you could do is if there are either too many false positives or that Omnimaga activity drops considerably in a short amount of time (like 2500 fewer posts over last month), then disable it. (In the latter case, such drastic activity drop could be due to people not bothering to e-mail you)
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Re: Stopforumspam dnsbl
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2012, 04:55:32 pm »
Why do bots love our site x.x
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Re: Stopforumspam dnsbl
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2012, 05:08:49 pm »
Well it looks like the blocking will not work out, because 4 legit users got blocked in a short amount of time D:

My suggestion would be to just throttle their connection on the site if they're seen as bots. If for example they open 10 pages in under 30 seconds, make their connection slower.

Also maybe an alternate v5 theme with no skin image (except maybe a 8 bit version of the banner), and switch to that theme by default for blacklisted users.
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Re: Stopforumspam dnsbl
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2012, 05:21:42 pm »
Well it looks like the blocking will not work out, because 4 legit users got blocked in a short amount of time D:

My suggestion would be to just throttle their connection on the site if they're seen as bots. If for example they open 10 pages in under 30 seconds, make their connection slower.

Also maybe an alternate v5 theme with no skin image (except maybe a 8 bit version of the banner), and switch to that theme by default for blacklisted users.

I made it give them a captcha they have to solve before logging in. Updated the first post for the new script.
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Re: Stopforumspam dnsbl
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2012, 02:38:23 am »
Ah ok, good to hear. :)
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