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  • #76
    Originally posted by Charlie_Brown View Post
    Even turning on admin to approve member has been bypassed by some registrations according to vb.org as well.

    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...9&postcount=86

    Me too. I thought it was user error on my side but after testing that is what I saw as well. Spammers accounts are created and bypass the normal process.

    And just like khosk mentioned before it appears they are getting registered without hitting the captcha page.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
      Thanks for that hint! Hopefully it helps against that bot disease now.

      cu
      Gargi

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      • #78
        I currently now have enter several things :

        4 profile fields must be entered to post and view the forum.

        Randon question that reguards to the software I support so no 2 questions are back to back. aka no spam mod at vb.org.

        Captcha is turned on plus I have email verification on as well.



        I requested a mod that you have to enter your email address to continue registration what this will do is slow down the process but not stop it or they may say too much work etc.... So enter a email verify it to continue to register then normal registration. Plus verify registration by activating from your email. Like I said not a stopper but with what I have plus that it could hinder them a bit more.

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        • #79
          But guys have you considered, using so many preventitive measures could actually be counterproductive to the growth of your communtiy!
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          • #80
            Originally posted by yogesh View Post
            But guys have you considered, using so many preventitive measures could actually be counterproductive to the growth of your communtiy!
            Beats me and my members subjected to porn video postings and pics my members find it repulsive.

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            • #81
              Had over 100 new registrations on 3 vb forums in the last 12 hours or so, they have definitely found a way around this.
              Last edited by gedsta; Thu 2 Oct '08, 11:21am.

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              • #82
                They have been to my sites today but can't get in. I also upgraded my No Spam mod yesterday to this one http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=183329 . Hadn't had any problems since. Keeping an eye out though.

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                • #83
                  Would be great if we could get an update on whats being done (if anything) to counter this ? All 3 of my forums have all of a sudden been flooded with registrations...and with all the uncertainty with the posts in this thread, it seems like nothing is helping.

                  If we could just get a list of things that DOES work, that would be great.
                  Last edited by mikeinjersey; Thu 2 Oct '08, 11:24am.

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                  • #84
                    I've been getting a flood of them over the past couple of days too. I've tried switching to reCapta and that didn't slow them down. I've switched over to Q and A and we shall see if that helps.

                    Hopefully vBulletin figures out what the heck they are doing and sets up a patch. It has been crazy lately.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by bluidkiti View Post
                      They have been to my sites today but can't get in. I also upgraded my No Spam mod yesterday to this one http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=183329 . Hadn't had any problems since. Keeping an eye out though.
                      I do have the same mod, have no major problems.

                      Something is strange though.
                      This morning I have received the email that :

                      There is a new user, XsXPo8o at ***

                      To view their profile, go here:

                      http://www.***.***/***/member.php?u=***

                      Email Address : [email protected]
                      Birthday : January 1, 1980
                      Referrer: N/A
                      IP Address: 123.131.11.117
                      Welcome to our newest member, oldmember
                      XsXPo8o does not exist...


                      vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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                      • #86
                        We've been hit as well over the last couple of days, so have just installed that No Spam mod, thanks for the links to it.

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by Charlie_Brown View Post
                          Beats me and my members subjected to porn video postings and pics my members find it repulsive.
                          I also consider spam absoluetly repulsive and that too porn spam, however the best solution I have seen at least for now is to ensure that at any given time, at least one member of the moderation team is online, looking for these bots on a periodic basis and taking them out before they get a chance to spam.

                          Its a tough job, but works better than turning member moderation on, which I find just as repulsive as well.
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                          • #88
                            I have been relatively quiet today with only a few spammers trying to join that I nixed quickly. Real users are being moderated, and they got in. I have not seen any spammers since this morning on the east coast.

                            Mine is a very quiet forum with small daily input. BUT, it is school related and our member are teachers so porn (the one that did post to be moderated) is a threat to my well being.

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                            • #89
                              Is there any way that VB could be modified to support multiple questions & answers upon registration?

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                              • #90
                                Same thing, started yesterday, turned moderate new registrations on but ended up having to close registrations. Opened up today and back they come.
                                I've just tried adding the extra profile field in the hopes that that stops them.

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