Has D16 been infiltrated by spamming idiots

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woodster
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Has D16 been infiltrated by spamming idiots

Post by woodster » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:41 pm

So the last two threads would leave me to believe :x

Shy
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Post by Shy » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:56 pm

Feel free to blame the phpBB team. They haven't fixed this issue in a year. The issue being vulnerability to automatically registering and posting spam bots.

CosmicD
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Post by CosmicD » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:15 pm

I've invited the d16 guys to use some hacks on the phpbb forum.

phpbb3 should be more spam proof because you can add/remove custom required fields,hidden fields and there's a central spam detection software that matches a user or mail against a blacklist , a bit like what happens in askiment or open proxy detection with mail systems
http://www.cosmicdreamer.be

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Post by Shy » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:50 pm

phpBB 3 is still very far from being stable enough to be deployed in a normal production enviroment.
Plus I can't take phpBB seriously anymore. They refuse to implement a proper official captcha system and even though they're aware of the huge spam problem phpBB forums all over the world are facing, they don't care enough.
At the moment of posting, I notice a new friend joined the forum, "a-cialis-u". Typical.

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Przemek@d16
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Post by Przemek@d16 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:02 pm

We fix it soon... atm we delete all this idiots and their posts...

Cheers,
Przemek

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Post by CosmicD » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:18 pm

wow, I was expecting phpbb3 somewhere march or so... guess adding +2 months then :)
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