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New Anti Spam Registration Measures

Unread post by Saul » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:23 pm

Due to the increasing number of spam registrations to the site (60 today so far) I have had to tighten up the anti-spam measures on the registration page. I know some people will find this a complete pain in the ass but honestly I really don't have enough time in the day to go through each registration checking if it's a spammer or not. A few is fine but hundreds per day is not. With this in mind I have implemented a new KeyCaptcha which must be completed before the registration can be submitted.

KeyCaptcha is a series of images which must be dragged together to form the complete image given in the top right of the window. It does require rather precise alignment and I know some people may find this a problem but hopefully the majority will persevere and understand that we need to keep this site free of spammers. If we don't then the wonderful archive of material we have all built up over the years will become completely unusable and our efforts will have been wasted.

If for some reason you cannot complete the captcha successfully you can always contact me and I will look into it for you. I have thoroughly tested this myself by the way and although it takes longer than a normal registration it only adds maybe 30 seconds or so and the effort is worth it if you really want to become a part of our community.

Any questions or comments please contact me.

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Re: New Anti Spam Registration Measures

Unread post by Derek » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:10 am

Seems a very sensible measure to keep the spammers at bay. :)
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Re: New Anti Spam Registration Measures

Unread post by Clyde » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:49 pm

I agree, whatever needs to be done. I know one of the NASCAR sites I go to has been hit hard recently with spam and is making changes also.
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Re: New Anti Spam Registration Measures

Unread post by Derek » Fri May 24, 2019 7:50 pm

Yup, there is not much that gets past the mods. If it does it is not there for long before it is spotted and dealt with
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Re: New Anti Spam Registration Measures

Unread post by Saul » Fri May 24, 2019 8:19 pm

Sometimes things are deleted seconds after they are posted. Best team of mods anywhere :)
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Re: New Anti Spam Registration Measures

Unread post by orishka » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:00 am

I think it's a good idea to connect to forum spammers database which contains flagged IPs and e-mails, it could also reduce the spammer's registrations succeeds. Also, a few specific questions should fit well, but not get it too deep
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Re: New Anti Spam Registration Measures

Unread post by Saul » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:51 am

We are already connected but that only helps if the spammer is on the database. As they use constantly changing ip addresses and email accounts it can only ever be of limited help. Best way is just to make sure you have a good team of moderators...which we have and then nail the spammers as they pop up.
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