Deterring spam-bots

Discussion in 'TFW2005 Tech Support' started by Omnius, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Omnius

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    Something I've noticed (and reported) an increase of lately are the auto spam-bots posting ads for mobile phones etc. Other forums I frequent add a step to the registration process to confound automated registrations, by asking a very simple question on the subject the forum is related to. Maybe asking new users who makes TFs will stop these, as any genuine registering member would know to answer 'Hasbro'? Just a thought.
     
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    We use that system on Toyark. Doesn't stop them, and the bots are getting clever. Even here, in the profile fields, they fill it out to be Transformers specific now.
     
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    Dang. :(  I guess the best defence is to watch out for those threads then. :( 
     

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