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Author Topic: Bots and Spam  (Read 4879 times)
Dentin
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« on: February 24, 2009, 02:02:10 am »

So far I haven't seen very many spam bots signing up, looks like on the order of one a day where I only manage to remove about a third of them (I assume Skoal and Talos are each taking out about a third of them as well.)  There are also a number of accounts created that don't post, but have web sites pointing at viagra or crap in russia.  I've been taking the liberty of deleting these as well.  I've only had to ban a couple of names for persistent creation.

Should we crank up the difficulty of the capchas?  From the level we're currently seeing, it might not help, as these might be low paid real people getting through the signup process.
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 02:29:19 am »

Talos wants to implement a simple math problem to solve as capchta.  He increased the difficulty on our own forum with good results, but we've been wanting to test the success of MAPCHA, and with the deluge of spam bots on here, now is a good as time as any.
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