Spam bots

Discussion in 'FYI' started by Bryan Haycock, Jan 20, 2011.

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  1. Bryan Haycock

    Bryan Haycock Administrator Staff Member

    I apologize for the Spam attacks...not exactly sure how to prevent them. I'll try to get help and then hopefully things will be back to normal.

  2. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    Wow, the spam bots now attacked the spam bot thread. Awesome.

    If need be, I'm sure some of us could watch for spam posts and delete them for you. Otherwise perhaps you can restrict them to only posting in certain boards until they have a high enough post count or something along those lines?
  3. Bulldog

    Bulldog Active Member

    I believe vBulletin has a plug-in to change the CAPTCHA verification to a Question & Answer verification. The bots can scan the CAPTCHA images and decipher them, but they usually aren't smart enough to answer a simple question.
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