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Glistam
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the last 24-36 hours we've gotten at least 10 spam accounts that I have deleted. It woudl appear that the extra security question I put in the new user field has been figured out and passed around. If anyone has any suggestions (by PM) for a new trick question that is easy for a real person to figure out, but would be difficult for a spambot to quickly fill in would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The local paper here in town uses a security feature for their comments section that takes the numbers 0-9 and lights up two of them. Then below it says "The addition of the flashing numbers above = ______ "

Not sure how secure it actually is but it might be worth a try.

(It's at the bottom of the page) http://www.goedwardsville.com/site/news.cfm?brd=2291&pag=560&dept_ID=500664
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would probably work better if the two backgrounds of the images were different and/or random from one pic change to the next. That would make it difficult for a bot.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally remembered how to update the question. Hopefully that helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if it helped. I had Yobun ban and account tonight.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

banned one too
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I deleted that account. I blocked all registrants until I get that mod installed. If anyone knows anyone trying to register, PM me or have them shoot me an e-mail at glistam@yahoo.com
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ronaldastens appears to be one. Bunch of Tramadol (Ultram Generic) links in a post in General. I deleted it since his sig had a link in it as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are we allowed to kick users or just you Glistam? I just had to delete a gay rape pr0n post...Midget is not amused.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deleting users is an admin ability, but mods can delete posts. I'll handle it tonight.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Viksvuk just posted what was by far the worst spam I've seen on here. I tried to just edit out his post, but even his signature had some naked doggystyle pic in it. The post had a pop up and tons of pics.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been deleting the posts from the mod control panel and not even opening them.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to rain on your parade, Dave, but it would appear that like 70 of the new members in the past 4 days are spammers. They are from places like Togo, Papua New Ginea, and Burma. Unless you guys are doing some active recruiting, this has to be wrong, right?

BTW, I still thought the secret question was great. I had a good laugh about that and felt my geek-pride swell that I knew the answer. Too bad the spammers know it too.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, every few days I purge the spammers. Trust me when I tell you that there would be thousands of spam accounts registered to our boards if I didn't actively delete them.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you have a pic of some greasy dude as your avatar?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0498517/
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TeflonJon
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that website, in absolutely no way I could determine, explains "Why?"
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because I like the character he plays in the TV show Primeval.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

two in the last two hours who have gone to the genral forum to post their smut.
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