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  • Gregorio
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    Suggested correction worked

    This is a final report to say that after upgrading to 3.6 and making the corrections that were suggested, I have finally been able to breathe. Thanks for all your help. It has now been two to three weeks without spammers. THANKS.

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  • gengar56
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    Done, thanks.

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  • Steve Machol
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    Please feel free to make a feature request here:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=55

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  • flynnibus
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    put the post in the feedback/suggestions forum

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  • gengar56
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    Can we get better antispam techniques in a future version of vBulletin?

    Specifically, I want to ask my users a question to ensure they are human and somewhat intelligent. Some questions would be:

    What's 3 x 7?
    What color is the "G" in "Google"?
    What color signifies "Go" in a traffic signal?
    Christmas is celebrated on which day of December?

    With the answers being:

    21
    blue
    green
    25

    The registration system would show a random question.

    I'm sure that the simple "enter this random sequence of characters from an image" test will be defeated by better OCR software. It's just a matter of time.

    You could argue that sophisticated AI will break the other scheme I've outlined, but that's way off in the future, as long as we can specify our own questions.

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  • minimite
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    I'm glad that helped! I haven't gotten any spam either since I figured out the setting was different.

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  • SSSlippy
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    I have all the image options on my board and never ever once has a bot get to post. I have my confirmation users awaiting confirmation moded so it auto sends a reminder one day 3 days and 5 days and then deletes them.

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  • Gregorio
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    14 hour success

    Minimite, I wanted to thank you again and say that so far, so good. I have been 14 hours spam free.

    Best,

    Gregorio

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  • minimite
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    Hey, I'm thrilled I knew something for once.

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  • Gregorio
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    upgraded and working

    Thanks for your help, I have put in image setting as true font. You have no idea how grateful I am to you.

    Best,

    Gregorio

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  • minimite
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    Image settings/image verification/



    oops - posted before seeing ^^^

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  • Steve Machol
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    See the link in post #6.

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  • Gregorio
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    true type

    Thanks so much. And that particular option is found under ...?

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  • minimite
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    And after you upgrade, make sure you're set on GD true-type - mine was on the first option, and it took me a few spam registrations to catch on.

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  • Gregorio
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    Upgrade

    Thanks, I was avoiding the upgrade, but will go ahead and do it.

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  • GregBCE
    Verification Emails
    by GregBCE
    On my forum, under Registration Options, I have Verify Email Address in Registration set to yes, but it doesn't appear to send a verification email out, nor do I have a Users Awaiting Verification Group....
    Fri 16th Nov '18, 10:05am
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