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Spammers

Postby Paul » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:49 pm

Hi all, We are getting some spammers, I will try to get on to Squee to put something into place to minimise this

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Re: Spammers

Postby IdiotSavant » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:14 am

There's already a captcha; what else do you need?

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Re: Spammers

Postby IdiotSavant » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:53 am

Please terminate user SpiscamKisa; I've deleted spam from them.
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Re: Spammers

Postby IdiotSavant » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:40 am

Clearly the Captcha isn't working. Can we have more security please?
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Re: Spammers

Postby IdiotSavant » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:27 am

I'm deleting a spam a day from people, and I'm getting sick of it. Can we have a better captcha, e.g. something asking what the highest number you can roll on 3d6 is?

And while we're at it: the user database is being polluted with spammers whose sole purpose is to stick their URL there. Can they be exterminated and their IPs blocked?

(The kapCon website had similar problems, which largely disappeared with a few IP blocks)
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Re: Spammers

Postby Paul » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:02 am

We can't have both at this stage. I will be in touch with Squee again

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Re: Spammers

Postby admin » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:33 am

I've updated our reCaptcha settings, and refreshed our public/private recaptcha keys to be more specific.

Let's see what happens over the next couple of days.
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Re: Spammers

Postby Luke » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:29 pm

I am still deleting 2 or 3 spammers a day. I am banning by IP and deleting posts
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Re: Spammers

Postby Paul » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:27 am

Me too
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Re: Spammers

Postby Luke » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:07 pm

I have also just deleted 30 accounts and banned IPs from the members list. I will try and do a few every day.

If anyone wants to do 10 and chip in, please do.
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