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#1 SopaXorzTaker

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:16 AM

The spam bots have learned to solve simple mathematical captchas like 1*2+3*4/6-5.

I suggest using ReCaptcha instead, as it's stronger and harder to recognize by algorithms.


Edited by SopaXorzTaker, 22 August 2016 - 10:17 AM.

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#2 2072

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 10:24 PM

There is already a reCaptcha but the spammers are either using humans to solve them or AI. Usually I just need to change the questions a little bit and the spammers stop getting in for a few months until they update their bots...



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Posted 28 August 2016 - 07:49 AM

Yeah, nowadays many spammers are registered manually. Probably by people from third-world countries being paid $30 per day to do it.

 

Also I tried reCaptcha in the past and removed it from my site, because when reCaptcha servers were down or slow, it prevented the rest of the registration page from loading. I heard they were bought by Google a few years ago, though, so maybe that improved? But yeah, that won't stop manually registered spam accounts from going in.

 

Something I found effective, though, is to disallow 0-post members from posting web links. They just have to edit the link in after they made the post, but that might be annoying to some new members I guess.






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