registry = ipsRegistry::instance(); $this->settings =& $this->registry->fetchSettings(); } public function getOutput() { return; } public function replaceOutput($output, $key) { require_once( IPSLib::getAppDir('ibprobattle') . '/sources/battleHooks.php' ); $this->battleHook = new battleHooks( $this->registry ); return $this->battleHook->statsTopicView($output, $key); } } ?>registry = ipsRegistry::instance(); $this->settings =& $this->registry->fetchSettings(); } public function getOutput() { require_once( IPSLib::getAppDir('ibprobattle') . '/sources/battleHooks.php' ); $this->battleHook = new battleHooks( $this->registry ); return $this->battleHook->statsTopicViewJS(); } } ?> Suggested post count requirement for status updates - Suggestions Box [/feedback] - 1Emulation.com

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Well, I've noticed that we're getting spammy status updates on the right side.
Would it be possible that the permission is not granted to regular users, but only those with say 50+ post count?

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I'm going to look into it... they left quite a mess though and just got done cleaning it up. Seems like they posted the answer to our anti-spam question worldwide as they all came in the last 2 days...

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still a mess to clean up..
I know why, but WHY is someone taking the time to answer the security/bot question and publishing it on the web?

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I've had this trouble on other forums. The best thing is to ban entire countries: Poland, Russia, and the former members of the Soviet Union. Nothing good ever comes from those places; only spammers and hackers.

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Would this include Latvia?
I learned of its existence because someone there tried to sign up with a spam account on my private dev forums before I put up impossible inside-joke questions.

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Sadly, it has been my determination that the only real deterrent is manual account approval. Ive also noticed that once the spammers figure out that a human has the final say on signing up, they stop trying. Granted, the bots still try, but they are scripts running on a machine, and they know nothing.

So, the questions stop the bots, the manual approval stops the humans. Done and done.

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(Yes, the bots will still try)
Eh, but how does the admin know that the person is real or not?
Its easy when you're a dev forum for a group working secretly to make something, but for a public forum like this...

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(Yes, the bots will still try)
Eh, but how does the admin know that the person is real or not?
Its easy when you're a dev forum f

or a group working secretly to make something, but for a public forum like this...


I have had this, I was a genuine user and 3 weeks later - was approved after I sent an email asking what was up.

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Sadly, it has been my determination that the only real deterrent is manual account approval. Ive also noticed that once the spammers figure out that a human has the final say on signing up, they stop trying. Granted, the bots still try, but they are scripts running on a machine, and they know nothing.

So, the questions stop the bots, the manual approval stops the humans. Done and done.


My technique is simple - While the applicant is waiting for final approval, I enter the given username and IP address into Google. if on the first page I see a reference to a site dedicated to logging Spmmer's IP addresses, I immediately delete the account. If instead, I discover that the user has signed up for a dozen or so forums in the last few days, all of which are unrelated --especially if the user signed up to forums in several different languages, I delete the account immediately. If I find references to the user that show actual posts being made in other places, or no reference at all, I approve the registration. It takes about 5 minutes or so to make a determination on a registrant at most.

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Sadly, it has been my determination that the only real deterrent is manual account approval. Ive also noticed that once the spammers figure out that a human has the final say on signing up, they stop trying. Granted, the bots still try, but they are scripts running on a machine, and they know nothing.

So, the questions stop the bots, the manual approval stops the humans. Done and done.


My technique is simple - While the applicant is waiting for final approval, I enter the given username and IP address into Google. if on the first page I see a reference to a site dedicated to logging Spmmer's IP addresses, I immediately delete the account. If instead, I discover that the user has signed up for a dozen or so forums in the last few days, all of which are unrelated --especially if the user signed up to forums in several different languages, I delete the account immediately. If I find references to the user that show actual posts being made in other places, or no reference at all, I approve the registration. It takes about 5 minutes or so to make a determination on a registrant at most.

I do this same thing on a few boards, with the exception that I don't manually approve all member accounts. I just go through the member list like once a day. Spammers and bots aren't exactly known for their impeccable ability to choose decent usernames, either.

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Sadly, it has been my determination that the only real deterrent is manual account approval. Ive also noticed that once the spammers figure out that a human has the final say on signing up, they stop trying. Granted, the bots still try, but they are scripts running on a machine, and they know nothing.

So, the questions stop the bots, the manual approval stops the humans. Done and done.


My technique is simple - While the applicant is waiting for final approval, I enter the given username and IP address into Google. if on the first page I see a reference to a site dedicated to logging Spmmer's IP addresses, I immediately delete the account. If instead, I discover that the user has signed up for a dozen or so forums in the last few days, all of which are unrelated --especially if the user signed up to forums in several different languages, I delete the account immediately. If I find references to the user that show actual posts being made in other places, or no reference at all, I approve the registration. It takes about 5 minutes or so to make a determination on a registrant at most.

I do this same thing on a few boards, with the exception that I don't manually approve all member accounts. I just go through the member list like once a day. Spammers and bots aren't exactly known for their impeccable ability to choose decent usernames, either.


This is late and a little unrelated but do you remember when your post per day count was like 52 when you first joined? That was flippin awesome.




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