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Fighting Bots

Postby lotek » 13 Feb 2015 07:37

I'm an admin on a forum that's been riddled with bots, how do you keep them at bay over here?
We used to have a basic captcha thingy but recently they keep coming back, even with the extra step of mail activation.

Not sure about all the technical parts as I deal mainly with moderation and such, but I can ask the guy who does that any specifics you might need to answer.

Cheers guys!
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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby Freakzilla » 13 Feb 2015 12:47

We get them, I'm usually quick to delete them though.
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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby lotek » 16 Feb 2015 06:06

Alright, I thought it was just us.

They've been coming in waves and hand delete can be a tedious process though but if it's the only way...
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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby Omphalos » 16 Feb 2015 17:07

lotek wrote:Alright, I thought it was just us.

They've been coming in waves and hand delete can be a tedious process though but if it's the only way...


The Captchca system we have is awesome. It is a mod, not the one that came with the board. Cant remember what its called, but we use pictures of cats that seem to confuse a ton of bots. I think the spammers we do get are real humans setting up identities for later.

Before we added the new system we would get hit constantly by spammers. Since we added it, virtually nothing.

Ragabash can tell you what the system is. I'd recommend sending him a PM.

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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby JasonJD48 » 16 Feb 2015 21:48

Omphalos wrote:
lotek wrote:Alright, I thought it was just us.

They've been coming in waves and hand delete can be a tedious process though but if it's the only way...


The Captchca system we have is awesome. It is a mod, not the one that came with the board. Cant remember what its called, but we use pictures of cats that seem to confuse a ton of bots. I think the spammers we do get are real humans setting up identities for later.

Before we added the new system we would get hit constantly by spammers. Since we added it, virtually nothing.

Ragabash can tell you what the system is. I'd recommend sending him a PM.


Cutest captcha ever! I could do it all day.

As for fighting bots, you could always call KJA and see if you can borrow Norma Cenva.
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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby lotek » 17 Feb 2015 08:38

Thanks Omph', I'll do that.

And JasonJD48, we both know the only way to kill a bot is by becoming a one shot human EMP weapon. Or merging with them and a worm. Or becoming an Elohim.
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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby JasonJD48 » 17 Feb 2015 11:43

lotek wrote:Thanks Omph', I'll do that.

And JasonJD48, we both know the only way to kill a bot is by becoming a one shot human EMP weapon. Or merging with them and a worm. Or becoming an Elohim.



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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby lotek » 17 Feb 2015 11:47

Or the odd pairing of a disgruntled son and a failed critical darling, who think themselves Franks for some reason ^^
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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby georgiedenbro » 17 Feb 2015 15:01

I like this comparison of the prequels with bots using a random-text generator using Dune terminology.
"um-m-m-ah-h-h-hm-m-m-m!"

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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby lotek » 19 Feb 2015 06:00

I picture them like the South Park parody of Family Guy writers.
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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby Omphalos » 19 Feb 2015 14:51

We were going to change the photos from cats to characters and vehicles from the various Dune films, but never got around to doing the work.

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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby lotek » 19 Feb 2015 15:35

Oh yeah, I think I remember that.
I'm busy at the moment, but I'll get some downtime ultimately :)
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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby lotek » 05 Mar 2015 07:14

Sent him a pm on T(a)U.
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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby Omphalos » 05 Mar 2015 12:27

lotek wrote:Sent him a pm on T(a)U.


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Re: Fighting Bots

Postby lotek » 06 Mar 2015 05:53

Oh, I must have made a typo when looking for his profile here, so I went to the other place.
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