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Started by M-DVD, December 31, 2008, 07:31:43 AM

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Kindred

verification questions are not part of this mod -- they are a standard feature in SMF -- and they automatically shuffle.  Add 30 questions, ask 2 at registration -- the system will randomly pick 2 from the 30.

Between this mod, httpbl and questions - I have not had a single spammer successfully register in 3+ years - I turned off manual approval years ago.
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Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

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Steve

Before the author responds, and I don't use this particular mod, I'd just like to say you really need to double or even triple your amount of available questions.
Please do not PM me for support.

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

Quote from: EL34 on August 12, 2022, 03:01:12 PMSo to recap the two things I would like to see added:
No one can register if their IP and email is in the data base. (Don't care about the username?
Shuffle the verification questions

Is anyone interested in having these same items added to the mod?

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The first one is almost there already, you can fairly simply configure the mod to only check ip and email. It will however be an OR, not AND, as far as I know.

Shuffling of security questions, is already in SMF as is. Simply create more questions than you want presented at any one time, and SMF will shuffle the questions.
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"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

How you can help SMF

EL34

Quote from: Kindred on August 12, 2022, 04:01:46 PMBetween this mod, httpbl and questions - I have not had a single spammer successfully register in 3+ years - I turned off manual approval years ago.

Thanks but your forum has nothing to do with mine
In my screen shot you can clearly see that all those spammers would have been able to join my forum if I did not manually review members first.

I was looking for someone that is up for modifying the MOD so that email and I{P in the spammer data base are blocked from trying to register.

Here's the data from httpbl and stop spammer
So it looks like 400k and over 1 million have been foiled so far

Mod httpBL is ON, it is up-to-date and the connection with HoneyPot is perfect.
Spammers stopped by MOD httpBL: 407121
1038634 Spammers blocked up until today

Forum History -> EZBoard -> YABB -> SMF 1.1.19 -> SMF 2.0.17

EL34

Quote from: Steve on August 13, 2022, 07:31:28 AMBefore the author responds, and I don't use this particular mod, I'd just like to say you really need to double or even triple your amount of available questions.

I have 10 questions currently
Forum History -> EZBoard -> YABB -> SMF 1.1.19 -> SMF 2.0.17

EL34

Quote from: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on August 13, 2022, 08:14:17 AMThe first one is almost there already, you can fairly simply configure the mod to only check ip and email. It will however be an OR, not AND, as far as I know.


Thanks for the reply
I am looking for someone interested in helping to modify stop spammer to do that
Where is that code line located?
Forum History -> EZBoard -> YABB -> SMF 1.1.19 -> SMF 2.0.17

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

In terms of efficiency, that change would mean more actual spammers getting through - I'm not saying it can't be done, but I am curious as to why? Right now you have a net catching people who use either a known spammer ip or a known spammer email, but lowering the requirement to only be someone who has both, will let more bots through.
Slava
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"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

How you can help SMF

EL34

Quote from: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on August 13, 2022, 09:57:10 AMIn terms of efficiency, that change would mean more actual spammers getting through -

How?
If their IP and Email are in the database, they would not even be allowed to see the register page.
They would be shown the honey pot page or a 404 page.
Forum History -> EZBoard -> YABB -> SMF 1.1.19 -> SMF 2.0.17

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

Well, unless I'm mistaken about something here, currently having one or the other, a known IP or a known email, stops them - You are asking how to modify it in a way that you would need to have both matching, a known IP and a known email, in order to stop them. I admit it's been a long while I've looked at the mod on 2.0, and I might remember something wrong.
Slava
Ukraini!


"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

How you can help SMF

Steve

As the author hasn't been here in 12 years, have you thought about using this instead?

Stop Forum Spam

Edit: I've lost track of what version of SMF you're on. The above applies to 2.1.x ....
Please do not PM me for support.

EL34

Quote from: Aleksi on August 14, 2022, 02:29:17 PMWell, unless I'm mistaken about something here, currently having one or the other, a known IP or a known email, stops them -

Nope.
All the mod does is check the data base and show you the red icons if they have been reported as spammers

I posted this screen shot in my first post showing all these spammers that registered.
Note that they all have red icons for Email and IP
So they are still able to register.

I manually approve or reject all registrations in order to keep spammers from being able to get access to my forum.
So these spammers were all rejected and reported.
Reporting them again adds any missing items to the data base like the username (if that did not show up as a red icon)

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Forum History -> EZBoard -> YABB -> SMF 1.1.19 -> SMF 2.0.17

EL34

Quote from: Steve on August 14, 2022, 07:48:35 PMAs the author hasn't been here in 12 years, have you thought about using this instead?

Stop Forum Spam

Edit: I've lost track of what version of SMF you're on. The above applies to 2.1.x ....

Thanks
I am on 2.0.19
That mod is for 2.0

If I do go to 2.0, I will check out that mod
Forum History -> EZBoard -> YABB -> SMF 1.1.19 -> SMF 2.0.17

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

Actually, I might have been mistaken and was probably thinking of exactly that mod. It should work for both 2.0.19 and 2.1.
Perhaps try that one instead? :)
Slava
Ukraini!


"Before you allow people access to your forum, especially in an administrative position, you must be aware that that person can seriously damage your forum. Therefore, you should only allow people that you trust, implicitly, to have such access." -Douglas

How you can help SMF

EL34

Quote from: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on August 18, 2022, 02:40:09 PMActually, I might have been mistaken and was probably thinking of exactly that mod. It should work for both 2.0.19 and 2.1.
Perhaps try that one instead? :)

I PM'd Sleepy to ask about his mod
Forum History -> EZBoard -> YABB -> SMF 1.1.19 -> SMF 2.0.17

Steve

PMing team members without asking for their okay first is frowned upon. It's better to post in the mod's topic.
Please do not PM me for support.

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