Bots are joining, and posting bad things, please help

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by Vanquished, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Hi,
    I am not sure where this goes but here it is anyways.
    Recently, i have been experiencing lots of Bots joining the site, at least i believe they are bots.
    They post about 5 posts a piece then stop, and the posts are usually about "Naughty things".
    So you can see my dismay.
    Anyways, I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to stop the flood of bots. My forum runs Phpbb, and the security settings are the highest (Picture verification, and User Activation).

    Please, if you have any suggestions it would help.

    Site URL: www.RazrHelp.com

    Thanks,
    Jack
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    You sure they are bots? Haven't known of any that can bypass image verification and user activation as of yet.

    If I was a bot I would have gone away, just going to that link made me have to think too hard on where to click :eek:
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    LOL how did you get mixed up in the Razr stuff lol.
     
  4. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    well I can see why you call it sanity's demise at anyrate...
     
  5. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Yeah that main page is really confusing, I have not idea what or where to click.
     
  6. technokid88

    technokid88 Part of a System Folding Team

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    hahah click on the tree lol.........well van wants all that stuff on there. Yeah i dont think they are bots that register, unless someone made some super smart bots...
     
  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Starting to think the point of this whole thread was a shameless plug :p
     
  8. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    He can have the RAZR users...
     
  9. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Ill take em :)

    Then do people pay these people to post?
    They are all links to the same thing...
    And im not over estimating, on average its like 30 posts a day, and growing...
    So many things to delete.

    I had an inkling that they weren't bots but come on...
     
  10. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    LOL the whole point of the site is so you click on that huge sanity's demise banner after getting there via google.
     
  11. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    i'm a moderator at two popular forums, i'm having to delete ~6 posts/threads each day. and that's just me, it's not like i'm patrolling the boards 24/7 :p

    it happens. i don't think they're bots :)
     
  12. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I do manual activation on accounts for my website since all I get are spammers joining, I can delete them and ban their email address before they post anything.
     
  13. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yeah, manual being admin activated?
    I would, but it stops the people who are really interested from coming.
    I know, i got several emails saying the site sucks, when i did it.
    And the people werent bots, i can generally tell the names of the bots.
     
  14. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Yea, noone joins my site though, so it doesn't really matter lol I get about 5-6 bots a day.
     
  15. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Here at osnn.net we made it so that you can post, and sign up, however all first posts have to be approved before being allowed to be seen by the public.
     
  16. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    It's spelled "Ad", not "Add"
     
  17. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    as in Brad not Bradd? :)
     
  18. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    i don't see any spelling mistake?
     
  19. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    "Ad" is short for "advertisement". "Add" is a mathematical operation. I know it is petty, but it is something that would make me not want to do business with a company. Well, that and the crappy site design.
     
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  20. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    ah - the sp. is on the site - now I get it! (spot who did not click the link which was an Ad.!)