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posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 04:47 PM
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a serious threat to online comunities
how do you guys combat these pests of the online comunity
i really need some tips in getting ideas on fighting them




posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 05:44 PM
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Please be more speciffic. Are you talkign about email? You say community so I guess you are talking about forums. If that is the case OCR image recognition (the letters and numbers that you enter before hitting submit) is the best option. Being a form field cracker I have alot of experience on this and it is not impossible to read an ocr but it slows the process down to the point that it is not even worth the effort.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 06:00 PM
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forums, i need to find a way to stop them
on VB and IPB getting to many porno bots posting mass topics and posts



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:44 PM
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I get yah now. There is this add on that I'm not sure what it is called because I'm not into forums that much.

It makes it so you have to wait 30 seconds before posting another post. I wish this forum had it sometimes. It is very helpful for the poster also. Sometimes the poster will have a slow or choppy connection ahits the send button twice thing it didn't sumit the first time. With the 30 second rule the second click will not submit so you don't accidently dupe your post or double post in other words.

This 30 second delay add on shouldn't be hard to find because I see it all over the place. It is becomming quiet popular and effective.

Good Luck Dude!

Edit Added:

Just so you understand. If you have to wait the 30 seconds to post again than the spam bot will stop because the posts are being rejected.

[edit on 14-7-2008 by MrMysticism]



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