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Re: Forum regularly spammed

#21 Post by Ralph » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:58 am

There is already a captcha, and they still get trough. I suspect they're real people, so a captcha won't do the trick. The only solution would be for us to verify each and every person that subscribes to the forums.

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Re: Forum regularly spammed

#22 Post by JackZ » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:05 am

Well Ralph, you already know my answer for this: Delegate, delegate, delegate! :lol:

There is not much forum inscription I guess, less than one person per day that’s for sure.

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Re: Forum regularly spammed

#23 Post by Keith Baxter » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:19 pm

I know that some forums require one to log on using a google of FB account. Is that not an option?

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Re: Forum regularly spammed

#24 Post by Ralph » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:26 pm

Maybe registration questions which are a little bit aviation related? I can imagine that the most spammers don't know the answer or don't bother with it.

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Re: Forum regularly spammed

#25 Post by SimPassion » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:51 pm

There's already available CAPTCHA feature that ask enhanced questions, where the possible answers are between a set of different pictures

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Re: Forum regularly spammed

#26 Post by SimPassion » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:56 pm

Here's a sample to use reCPATCHA 2.0 : https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... #p14209461

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Re: Forum regularly spammed

#27 Post by SimPassion » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:00 pm

There's already the Q&A feature in phpBB but it's rather only text mode

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Re: Forum regularly spammed

#28 Post by Ralph » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:11 pm

Only captcha won't work because they're most probably not bots but people who are able to pass the regular captcha questions. So throwing questions at them which are more difficult would do the trick. At least that's my opinion :)

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#29 Post by Ralph » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:13 pm

Oh by the way, 3.3.0 has better captcha, but updating to 3.3.0 would mean that we lose the mention plugin.

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#30 Post by Ralph » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:15 pm

Now I am a spammer myself ;)

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