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Old 08-18-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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what can be done about the growing problem of Bots signing up on here, and advertizing their russian **** sites etc... the memberlist keep growing, but only maybe 10% or new members are legit
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Hire me as a lookout.

I am on here most of the day... I could delete all the bots as they sign up. Admins? Up for it?
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'preciate that offer, however we're dealing with it the best we can at this moment and the site owner has been contacted to up the security levels.
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if you check out my forums that the way to stop it...

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you have to check you email and put in a code befor you can sing in...
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We have that feature, including an image of characters to type in for confirmation.

They're still getting in. Find a way to keep them out, they find a way to get in. It'* a constant battle.
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We have that feature, including an image of characters to type in for confirmation.

They're still getting in. Find a way to keep them out, they find a way to get in. It'* a constant battle.
well i have to say you guys are doing a good job, i have yet to see anything like this
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We have that feature, including an image of characters to type in for confirmation.

They're still getting in. Find a way to keep them out, they find a way to get in. It'* a constant battle.
well i have to say you guys are doing a good job, i have yet to see anything like this
thats because you dont look at the member list
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Look at the memberlist all you want, Toasty. We leave them there as space-fillers so they can't automatically re-create the same profile again.

We're quite good at dealing with these. Nobody can keep them out all the time. NOBODY. We do pretty damn well though. And we're doing what we can.
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We have that feature, including an image of characters to type in for confirmation.

They're still getting in. Find a way to keep them out, they find a way to get in. It'* a constant battle.
yeah but do you have to Copy text from the email and past it into th e forums?

I thought all you have to do is click on a link in your email...

mine doesn;t work that way.. yo have to copy a Key from your email then o back to the site and past t in when you log in.
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We have that feature, including an image of characters to type in for confirmation.

They're still getting in. Find a way to keep them out, they find a way to get in. It'* a constant battle.
yeah but do you have to Copy text from the email and past it into th e forums?

I thought all you have to do is click on a link in your email...

mine doesn;t work that way.. yo have to copy a Key from your email then o back to the site and past t in when you log in.
They can find ways around everything, and I know, my friend experiences this all the time with his forum, and nothing worked.
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