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  • Spammers apply for membership

    We get several obviously bogus requests for membership each day. A frequent extension is .ru. Are there people that do this, or is a bot somehow defeating the image reading step in registration?

  • #2
    Change your Image Verification settings under the AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Image settings

    Either use GD TrueType or enable ImageMagick

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    • #3
      Which

      is more effective? I also get 10 - 50 tries a day irritates the HELL out of me

      Thanx
      Steve

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      • #4
        I wouldn't have suggested it if it wasnt.

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        • #5
          Hey smartypants

          I said WHICH is MORE effective

          and I wouldent have asked, had you specified

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          • #6
            Either is the same level, they both use real fonts instead of a simple font.

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            • #7
              Simple things to do are use the Captcha as stated,ban those email domains that are spammers,use the Date of Birth requirement already present in VB registration,this seems to stop the bots.

              I have also added some of the mods from VB.org that deal with bot registrations,and since doing so have seen over 60 attempts to register by bots fail.

              This is the Track Guests list which helps see who is visiting

              http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/misc....paulm_20061109

              This is "No Spam" and is an extra Captcha device that sets questions to be answered.

              http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=124828

              This is called "ISBOT" it checks the time taken to fill out the registration and if it is done faster than a human can type then the registration fails.

              http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=135094

              So bots trying to register have to complete the form,complete 2 Captcha devices,give a DOB and are checked for speed. The Track Guest list shows me what they have tried to do and lists the username they try to register with.

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              • #8
                Carey, dude those mods kick butt!!! Thanks for the info!!!
                PlayGameZone.Com
                http://miniprofile.xfire.com/bg/bg/type/3/freebase.png

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                • #9
                  Nice to have been able to make someone happy.

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