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Quote from: doublecoin on July 22, 2011, 09:30:17 PMWe were getting 100+ spammers trying to register every day. When we upgraded to 2.0 I added a simple security question to the registration process and they STOPPED immediately. I even logged off with my user name reregistered a new account username and it works perfect...You can even leave the answer in your registration page. Bots cant read, they do recognize certain words that have been programmed to them.When registering to my forum, i ask the question followed by the answer. That way folks know what to input without hassles.Ive been bot free for 3 years.
We were getting 100+ spammers trying to register every day. When we upgraded to 2.0 I added a simple security question to the registration process and they STOPPED immediately. I even logged off with my user name reregistered a new account username and it works perfect...
Quote from: bucharest on May 13, 2011, 04:28:12 PMHow do i apply the security question? Administration Center » Security and Moderation » Anti-SpamThen scroll to the bottom to insert your Q and A
How do i apply the security question?
I use CloudFlare in combination with Arantor's Login Security mod, Forum Firewall and my own custom mod (blocks e-mail addresses as usernames, awaiting approval at the mod site).Now I only need some stuff to prevent spammers from registering...maybe I'll create a custom mod for this.
Cool trick.The only forum I have run into that asks a topic related security question is http://www.ApplianceJunk.com, and if I remember right, it only asked the question once I was bumped up to a higher "expert" rank.
Sorry but using this method , bandwidth will loss. I'll prefer use the Bad Behavior, blockscript, bots scout etc are there.
1. First off, i use SMF's RC integrated security question. The question used is related to my forum genre. I run an automotive forum and the question is simple. "How many spark plugs a Chevy Avalanche has?" Answer is 8.Do bots know this? No.
Bah- I don't know why I didn't think of using forum-genre questions earlier. We'll see how things go, thanks. If bot regs cease, then I can finally remove a lot of extra steps I took to decrease them manually ( such as posting in a specific section of the forum multiple times to gain access to the rest >.> ).
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