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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 02:52:11 AM »
In a matter of minutes in https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?board=11.0 a "shower" of spam :D

Soo... Captcha SUCKS!

It took him (I assume it is just one guy) a little longer than minutes to register the new members and place the spam postings but I agree...  Captcha SUCKS!


I have requested that the registration Captcha be changed from the basic to the complex - maybe it will help.

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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2019, 02:59:02 AM »

They really piss me off.....I would still like to see all new members first post be moderated, at least it would give
moderators/administrators an IP address.

Craig

Hi Craig,

All new member's and contributor's IP addresses are already logged but when (as in this case) a VPN is being used the IP address is worthless.

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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 03:07:41 AM »
With such weak Captcha, it is easy to write a python script to flood a forum.
Indication to me that this method was used is thet user NameSurname were concatenated :)
Of course, for this kind of flooding VPN is necessity.
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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 07:46:43 AM »
The only way to stop the spammers is to manually approve new users
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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 08:17:07 AM »
The only way to stop the spammers is to manually approve new users

Is that entirely out of the question ?
Would the approval be by administration ? or moderators ?
What would prevent a spammer from flooding the New Member request bay ?

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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2019, 10:40:10 AM »
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What would prevent a spammer from flooding the New Member request bay ?
Nothing, but the spammer will stay in "noman's land" :)
It is quite easy ti spot the spammer. There are a lot of YT videos how to make a script that will flood New Member request bay.

Watch this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtNYzv8gLbs

One of the things that is visible is NameSurname (without space) user name combination, name with a couple of numbers attached as username, ...
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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2019, 03:11:42 PM »
I like new system of approval :)
A bit of work for mods but spam free.

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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2019, 02:43:09 AM »
Hi,
I agree.

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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2019, 03:39:15 AM »
 :)
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