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Old February 13, 2010, 20:22   #11
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Well - i dont think that you can fight effective against the first spam, especially when there are human spammers. But it would avoid such a spam attack happened yesterday.
Sure its everytime a balance act...keep the board functional for welcome users and make it hard to use for spammers.
Maybe people must send a "CV" before able to post Actually i know that there are online games which use to do this.

Edit: Oh, before i forget it - disable registrations from mail.ru and others helped. Maybe also from most free email services (googlemail, yahoo, msn and so on). But this is again a "hard" step which may not work to ensure the usability of the forum/community.
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Old February 13, 2010, 21:13   #12
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Edit: Oh, before i forget it - disable registrations from mail.ru and others helped. Maybe also from most free email services (googlemail, yahoo, msn and so on). But this is again a "hard" step which may not work to ensure the usability of the forum/community.
I would strongly object to banning free email services in the registration. For an instance, the average high-school student has no other way to get an e-mail address. And even those who have a "work" or "university" e-mail sometimes prefer not to use it on non-work-related sites.
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Old February 14, 2010, 00:03   #13
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Okey, I found a plugin that do exactly what we want - stop anything from zero-poster that contains hyperlink. Hope it will not misbehave...
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Old February 14, 2010, 00:57   #14
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Okey, I found a plugin that do exactly what we want - stop anything from zero-poster that contains hyperlink. Hope it will not misbehave...
That should probably take care of most of it. Even though there are human spammers that we can't really stop, stopping the bot spammers will take out 95% or more of the spams.
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Old February 14, 2010, 05:09   #15
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Oh great! Now where wll I get my 'top notch pornography' and 'genuine Gucci handbags' from?

Don't ban the free mail servers. I like having an email address that doesn't change every time I get a new ISP or JOB.
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Old February 14, 2010, 05:38   #16
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Right! And no more low low prices for WoW gold. That's going to hurt.

Thanks much pav!
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Old February 18, 2010, 12:21   #17
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Just so you know I just recieved this email:
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From: joy (phina_awa@yahoo.com)
Sent: Thursday, 18 February 2010 1:12:39 AM
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Hi my dear
My name is JOy;i am a single girl not married looking for a nice man who understands love as trust and faith rather seeing it as a way of fun but a matured man with good scene of humor, I found your profile in this site (angband.oook.cz) and derive interest of knowing more about you ,contact me with this address (joyhido1999@hotmail.com ) i believe we can start from here . awaiting your urgent reply so i will send pictures for further introductions
kisses
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Seemed relevant to current discussion!
(Especially since I haven't been here since who-knows-when before tonight!)
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Old June 19, 2010, 04:54   #18
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Oh hey I just got one of those too (from "Miss Julie", ha ha). Aside from the fact that someone may be harvesting email addresses from here, I have to wonder what sort of strange scam this is.
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Old June 21, 2010, 14:27   #19
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I recommend changing the captcha to something more specific to Angband. I don't think that the bots are specifically targeting this site; they're just scanning for forums they know how to register and post on, and then trying repeatedly to get past the captcha. Change it into something like "What is the first artifact light source most characters find?" (and then doing a regex for "galadriel" on the answer) would probably work pretty well. Or even "What famous fantasy author's work is Angband based on?"

Heck, one site I use just says "Are you human?"
A bit more cryptic: "Ennyn Durin aran Moria. Pedo mellon a minno". [...........]?
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Old June 21, 2010, 14:51   #20
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A bit more cryptic: "Ennyn Durin aran Moria. Pedo mellon a minno". [...........]?
I like it - except the answer's in the question...
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