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#1 SopaXorzTaker


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:16 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 - 09:17 AM.

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#2 2072


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:24 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 - 06:49 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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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:59 PM

Probably by people from third-world countries being paid $30 per day to do it.


You may have added an extra zero there cause that's an insanely good salary for the third world. https://en.wikipedia...by_average_wage  :)


BTW we're getting spamed here if you haven't noticed it: http://community.cas.../statuses/all/  :wacko:

Edited by Tritonio, 14 May 2018 - 04:19 PM.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 02:25 PM

Yeah, the status page is full of spamming links starting from 2016 to 2018. Some of them are even in russian language.

I met a russian spammer just last month. He/She is spamming around the forum about welding, until 2072 came and deleted all his/her posts. We even had a nice talk in IRC. ;)

And... You replyed the post that was made three years ago.

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