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FlyingPenguin
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SPAM Bot Users

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:59 pm

I've been trying to leave the BBS open for new users, but I'll probably have to lock it down eventually like the old BBS. It's not bad yet, but we're getting 1 or 2 spam bot users registering every week. Fortunately they're easy to spot. All of them have registered from Russian IPs so far.
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Re: SPAM Bot Users

Postby wvjohn » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:02 am

they are trying to steal our secrets!

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Re: SPAM Bot Users

Postby Genom » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:51 am

Yeah, I've been banning the ones I see popup. Might just ban the country and be done with it.

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Re: SPAM Bot Users

Postby Losbot » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:05 am

But what about our Russian PCA charter? Won't they be upset if you block them? ;) Or the Nigerian one? lol

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Re: SPAM Bot Users

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:11 am

Because the old BBS's registration page was so weekly secured, we had to turn off registration entirely. We were getting hundreds of bots a day at one point. Instead I had a link to the contact page on the registration page, and I posted a sticky in the forums saying registration was open but you had to contact an admin and ask for a user account and explain why you wanted one.

Not like we're attracting lots of new people anyway, but I have no problem with new peeps as long as they're peeps we like.
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Re: SPAM Bot Users

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:37 pm

Now a couple of Ukrainian IPs. I'm just deleting the users.
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Re: SPAM Bot Users

Postby Executioner » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:34 pm

Genom wrote:Yeah, I've been banning the ones I see popup. Might just ban the country and be done with it.
I like this approach. The next country will be China or India.


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