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 #16819  by Moto
 Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:36 pm
Got board today and deleted about 200 spammers.

I have had us protected for a long time so very few are able to post, but quite a few were still able to register.

I have deleted most of them.

I think I have the registration fixed for now too. (Other than the fact that it requires java to be enabled on the user end)
 #16820  by Stodge
 Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:53 am
Java may not fly given the recent security issues. People may have it disabled whether they know it or not.
 #16821  by Moto
 Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:58 am
True... but I have a feeling they will turn it back on because so many things require it. Registrations from real users does not seem to have taken a dramatic hit, but I will watch it.
 #16822  by Moto
 Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:12 am
Problem fixed. Turns the question to check boxes if javascript is not activated now rather than dragging things around.
 #21866  by SamirD
 Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:10 pm
I don't know if you use this already or not, but I use stopforumspam when I have an 'iffy' user that's registered to see if there's any past spammer activity. :)
 #21872  by Moto
 Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:23 pm
Yep I use it. The best thing I have found so far is a nonstandard registration method.
 #21879  by SamirD
 Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:20 am
I do the same. :) Genre specific questions weed out the baddies almost all the time. 8-)
 #21882  by Moto
 Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:13 am
Sortables CAPTCHA Plugin keeps out everything other than real people, and it uses a randomization algorithm so even if they crack your Genre specific question they can't setup an auto registration. I had that happen on this site once. I think we ended up gaining a few hundred members before I got it back under control. It was a PITA to deal with.

cloudflare is also very good for filtering traffic from countries you don't want to deal with.
 #21968  by SamirD
 Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:00 am
Very interesting. I use a question/answer system on my vbulletin powered site. I've got almost 50 qa's loaded in, so it's pretty random by nature.

I made a note of cloudflare. Seems like quite an interesting product. I bet you have to use their dns servers though, huh?
 #21971  by Moto
 Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:07 am
Yes, they act as a pass-though.

If your site gets a reasonable amount of traffic it may not work for you. My sites are low enough load that I do not have a problem.

I've had a lot less trouble since I started using them as a traffic filter. I have quite a few none English speaking counties blocked.