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#24382
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Crioux,

How do the bots enter directly into the database? If remote user, this can be shutdown. If local user, the db admin can force only the web daemon to enter in the database. Wouldn't that stop it? Only a authorized user could populate the database. Using Captcha would stop the user creation and the db admin stops the entries. Am I missing something here?

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#24383
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Jeff is working on a solution. Sorry everyone, hopefully it can be resolved without having to take drakonion measures....
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#24384
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Crioux,
How do the bots enter directly into the database? If remote user, this can be shutdown. If local user, the db admin can force only the web daemon to enter in the database. Wouldn't that stop it? Only a authorized user could populate the database. Using Captcha would stop the user creation and the db admin stops the entries. Am I missing something here?

I don't get it either, but even with Captcha, the spam kept coming. I got tired and scrapped it, and started over with another Blog software, supposely better protected from spam.

Hopefully this forum will never get spammed as much as I have been....
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#24385
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
I've just implemented a home grown captcha system to stop the spammers at the registration page.

Since it is custom code the spammers will not have it in their database of cracks and will have to take time to figure out how to defeat it. I doubt they will waste their time given the size of this site and if they do I have designed it to be easily modified to stop them again.

Hopefully this will stop the spam for a while.
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#24386
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Excellent !!! Now I won't have to spray myself down with Lysol after visiting the site :D
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#24387
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Thanks, Doug!
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#24388
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Thanks, Doug! Woo-hoo!

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#24389
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Doug,

You rock the free world!!!
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#24390
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Well, I just got my answer to the question I posted to Stefan; Doug IS still around, he was just tied up (with HEAVY ROPE!) writing the code to kill the spammers!

Welcome back Doug, and THANK YOU!!!!!!

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#24391
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Doug is visiting here now with his family. I was able to bribe him with promises of large quantities of Quatros pizza. Thanks Doug. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
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#24392
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
Yes Thanks Doug! Doug is also part of the Dwarven Forge family. Quite Literally:)
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#24393
Spam & Spam-Bot Solutions 7 Years, 3 Months ago  
isn't anyone going to miss my witty banter with the spam-bots?
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