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  • Ace
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    Originally posted by Travis-Mc View Post
    I've had about 10 registrations per day for the last three days with "Man" listed for biography.
    I'm seeing precisely that. The 'Man' thing. Across multiple forums.

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  • beishe8
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    Originally posted by Travis-Mc View Post
    did the bots crack recaptcha?
    Seems they did.
    From now on recaptcha is just as good as captcha.

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  • Travis-Mc
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    I've had about 10 registrations per day for the last three days with "Man" listed for biography. I'm almost to point of setting a cron job to automatically ban users with just "man" in that field. Are these humans so they can get by recaptcha or did the bots crack recaptcha? I know this is in the vb4 section but I'm having the same problem lately running 3.84

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  • Hagop
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    I can confirm that their activity has gone up drastically. I went from deleting one or two bots a week, and then suddenly I'm deleting 10-15 accounts a day.

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  • Luffyua
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    Thanks for the reply, this really saved me. Thanks a lot xD

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  • stifler's mom
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    2011 and its back to work full steam ahead

    Try the suggestions in this thread or do a search at vb.org for stopforumspam

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  • ENF
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    Are you using anti-spam measures such as StopForumSpam, Question & Answer or something else?

    Once the bots find your forum; it's like a honey pot for them... words spreads in the bot world and your forum becomes a target. Just like the rest of us that deal with 100's of spam registrations (or attempts to register) each day.

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  • Luffyua
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    please help this is going out of hand

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  • Luffyua
    started a topic [Forum] Bots going up in activity?

    Bots going up in activity?

    Seriously...it was all fine and it all started yesterday and now we have had more than 10 registrations and 4 bans over the time gap of 2 days just as bots register. Some stay in email confirmation but some confirm the email and post advertisement to adult content which isn't really suited for the forums.

    Can there be any particular reason to this? Just a random increase in bots? And after i blocked the email most of them were registering from they start registering with gmail email id's.
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