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  • #31
    But your own Q&A would likely work just as well. reCATPCHA was obviously easier, but now that its been cracked... If you craft the questions correctly, no bot is going to get around them.

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    • #32
      Q&A doesnt stop human signups. My suggestions do impact human spammer signups, human members spamming, and bots taking over after human signups.
      I buy 420 forums

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      • #33
        http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?p=2146263 <--- Install that, it's prevented all auto post / auto signup's on my boards.. highly recommend this vb.org MOD.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Fly View Post
          btw, you can still keep reCAPTCHA and add a question.

          http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...-registrations

          I added this. But is also shows on Edit profile. Anyway to have it only on registration?

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          • #35
            Originally posted by sabillondesigns View Post
            I added this. But is also shows on Edit profile. Anyway to have it only on registration?
            Did you change the option listed in the walkthrough?

            Field Required: Yes, at registration and profile updating

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Alfa1 View Post
              Q&A doesnt stop human signups.
              It does if the muppets that are getting paid to do the sign-ups are dumb asses. :P
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              • #37
                I installed the mod mentioned above a few days ago, and it stopped all of the spambots in their tracks. Before that I was getting inundated since last week.
                Fantasy Writing Forum - Mythic Scribes

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Zachery View Post
                  Q&A is a very powerful defense, if customized well and tailored to your site it should slow spam registrations down if not stop them. It is always going to be a cat and mouse game, but chance are if your custom tailored questions, its going to stop them.
                  Q&A is only effective if the questions are more difficult than those like "what is 10-8?" (that's my Q&A Question ), but if the questions are too hard you may prevent the registering of some human users especially when language barriers are involved.
                  I use three addons and a simple Q&A, the first is filtering the most spam accounts by check of the time a registration is made, if it's more quick than 10 seconds it's giving an error.
                  Second is vbstopforumspam and third is a IP Country check moving users from (spam) suspicious countries into moderation queue.
                  This system is nearly perfect for my needs.
                  .......

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Ramsesx View Post
                    Q&A is only effective if the questions are more difficult than those like "what is 10-8?" (that's my Q&A Question ), but if the questions are too hard you may prevent the registering of some human users especially when language barriers are involved.
                    I use three addons and a simple Q&A, the first is filtering the most spam accounts by check of the time a registration is made, if it's more quick than 10 seconds it's giving an error.
                    Second is vbstopforumspam and third is a IP Country check moving users from (spam) suspicious countries into moderation queue.
                    This system is nearly perfect for my needs.
                    There are translation options.

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                    • #40
                      I added two questions to the registration with "expressions" to verify correct answer, and I have not had any spam registrations at all.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Fly View Post
                        Did you change the option listed in the walkthrough?

                        Field Required: Yes, at registration and profile updating
                        yes I chose that. Whenever you tried to update your profile you need to answer that question. I would like to have it only on registration page. Not sure if that's possible.

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