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Offline pepf

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Re: Hacker in SMF?
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2019, 08:09:36 PM »
Had a look at it....yes that is worth trying.
Up to now I have had only a few human spammers signing in, but virtually no bots entering, as far as I can see. They just stop at the board index.
I'm using number picking from an image and a simple question, currently.
These go well with the users, it appears, who seem to be in the age range of 40s up. The problem may be the attention span or patience; they often do not wait for the confirmation email to arrive and try to log in immediately before that is done.

Thanks for confirming that it is not only me with the constant knocking at the door by bots.

Offline GigaWatt

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Re: Hacker in SMF?
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2019, 09:22:03 PM »
Marking topic as solved ;).
"This is really a generic concept about human thinking - when faced with large tasks we're naturally inclined to try to break them down into a bunch of smaller tasks that together make up the whole."

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