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Author Topic: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?  (Read 14386 times)

Xaymar

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Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« on: April 02, 2011, 12:02:31 pm »
Mineserver.be seems to have a spambot problem right now, but why is nobody actively fighting it?
(with actively I mean anti-spam addons for smf. Most of them are SMF 2 though, which is what I use.)

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 02:17:05 pm »
I second this.

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 07:37:21 pm »
Reported this while ago in IRC. cmon, can't be so hard to press three times on install.
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 10:21:02 pm »
ok, so I installed reCaptcha mod, let's see what happends.

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 08:54:33 am »
Find a mod that connects to stopforumspam.com and use that too.

Make an API key if you need to, it's worth it in the long run.
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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 10:23:46 am »
ok, I installed that too. It seems you dont even need the API key if you're not submitting the spammer info to the site =)

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 10:33:18 am »
So, the Spam Problem seems kind of solved. Good news :D
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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 11:19:17 am »
We still seem to get some spam.

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011, 08:45:27 pm »
SMF itself is plagued with spam issues.

Also reCaptcha isn't the most secure method, trying adding a stupid question like "Do you like peanut butter?" to the registration, 90% of spam bots will fail registration then :)

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 03:55:40 am »
If you are gonna switch forum script in the future I suggest http://xenforo.com/, it got some really great features.

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011, 12:52:49 pm »
But i don't think it's as good as $140 ;)
I know it's used at bukkit.org, but infact it did not feel much different from any other forum software. In my opinion it's just a standard forum packed in some flashy look.

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2011, 03:11:29 pm »
Well the $140 is hard to justify. For me it is the easiest forum to stay on top of what is happening, most others you have to rely on email notification, where I feel a mail list would be easier :P

I normally use Joomla with Kunena (forum extension), but I have had sites with SMF, phpBB, vB, IPP...

Maybe Joomla, with Kunena and http://www.projectfork.net/ is something for the Mineserver devs.

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2011, 09:36:12 pm »
lol.

Why are'nt we adding a question like "Do you like peanut butter?" like Carve suggested? It would be the easiest thing and would cost $ 0...
The question could be modified, like "What is the best Minecraft Server Software?" - if any spam bot would beat this question, the bot should be kept in the forum because it is giving right answers.  :D

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2011, 09:45:55 pm »
I haven't seen too much spam lately, few posts a week =b

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Re: Kind-of-a-Spam-Problem?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2011, 09:46:35 pm »
lol.

Why are'nt we adding a question like "Do you like peanut butter?" like Carve suggested? It would be the easiest thing and would cost $ 0...
The question could be modified, like "What is the best Minecraft Server Software?" - if any spam bot would beat this question, the bot should be kept in the forum because it is giving right answers.  :D

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