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Old 10-01-2008, 11:46 AM   #41
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Well, sounds like I should be glad I missed it! Fast work ladies!
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:20 PM   #42
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I've made it so that all new members have to be verified before posting now, so this shouldn't happen again.
Have you ever had to do this before?
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:21 PM   #43
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Yeah, on the old board. I figured we might be able to leave it off of this one but oh well, guess I was wrong!
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:29 PM   #44
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Soda,

One thing that I did to circumvent unwanted SPAMBOTs on my little Hobby Fourm was to activate that Graphic Letter combination that users have to enter before a post is made. I set it up for a limited number of posts before automatically deactivating it. However, as soon as I confirm the requested new member, I boost their number of posts above the threshold where authentication by that graphic Alphabet entry is required. I forget what it's called.

Spammers can still get in, but they have to do their spamming manually, and reenter that code on every post. It at least defeats the Spambots that are out there.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:31 PM   #45
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Soda,

One thing that I did to circumvent unwanted SPAMBOTs on my little Hobby Fourm was to activate that Graphic Letter combination that users have to enter before a post is made. I set it up for a limited number of posts before automatically deactivating it. However, as soon as I confirm the requested new member, I boost their number of posts above the threshold where authentication by that graphic Alphabet entry is required. I forget what it's called.

Spammers can still get in, but they have to do their spamming manually, and reenter that code on every post. It at least defeats the Spambots that are out there.
I have that on registration - it's called a "captcha" I believe (sp?) - and it doesn't seem to slow them down. Ironically, I usually have to enter in those things twice, but the bots seem to have no trouble with them.

What board software do you use, BTW?
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Old 10-01-2008, 01:58 PM   #46
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I have that on registration - it's called a "captcha" I believe (sp?) - and it doesn't seem to slow them down. Ironically, I usually have to enter in those things twice, but the bots seem to have no trouble with them.

What board software do you use, BTW?

SMF....Simple Machines Forum
http://www.simplemachines.org/

I wanted something pretty easy to set up since I'd never set up a forum before. I never expected it to "take off"...but it is a comfortable place to take a breath and .... well, I think you know from "what".

I liked it because I could set up different forums within the board. I have one for "Music" (everything, not just Walsh and Eagles), another for "GOLF" and yet another one for "Casinos". I think I have 18 members <LOL> and that's okay. More would be welcome but I'm benefiting two fold from it....the experience of setting it up and learning about the security issues and also in staying in touch with some of my closest friends.

You'd recognize several Soda.
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:00 AM   #47
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Yeah, I was online as it was happening yesterday morning. I was going to call Nancy but then realised it was no later than 5am in Indiana!! So I emailed her instead! As soon as I logged in I saw all those weird names as userids, but I wasn't prepared for what I saw when I went into the 'Former Eagles' thread.

Well done again Nancy!!
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:17 AM   #48
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I just saw some weird user name when I looked yesterday morning, and guessed it was a spammer, but didn't realise the extent of the attack. GA let me know about it, (thanks GA!), but I was at work and couldn't do anything about it. By the time I got home, Soda and the others had got it sorted. Thank you all!!
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:21 AM   #49
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I just noticed that at home I have the Christmas style up and it just came on when I logged on. But at work, I have the dark red one. Is there a way to change to the Christmas style on this computer, too?

Btw, I like it! Very cute Nancy!
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:28 AM   #50
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Brooke - You can change to any style you want at any time. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the board, you will see a drop-down box on the far left. If you click the arrow, it will display all the board styles. Just select the one you want and it will change instantly.
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