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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#46 Post by Blue Lemma » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:51 am

If we blocked Russia and its former territories, China, Poland, and the Netherlands, spam would drop to virtually zero. Given how few people from those places actually post on this site, it'd be tempting...

It'd be nice to have a basic intelligence check other than a simple addition problem. How about something that takes actual intelligence that can be changed weekly? Then we can also weed out idiots! :D
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#47 Post by papillon » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:10 am

I'm fairly sure that there are a number of legit Polish users here at least!

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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#48 Post by Crocosquirrel » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:21 am

There are a couple of Chinese and Russian members as well
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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#49 Post by LVUER » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:43 am

Blue Lemma wrote:If we blocked Russia and its former territories, China, Poland, and the Netherlands, spam would drop to virtually zero. Given how few people from those places actually post on this site, it'd be tempting...
But it would be rather cruel to block entire Russia and those other countries (since there are legit users from there too).
Blue Lemma wrote:It'd be nice to have a basic intelligence check other than a simple addition problem. How about something that takes actual intelligence that can be changed weekly? Then we can also weed out idiots! :D
LOL. Is there any idiots in this forum? Wait, please don't point your fingers to me (T__T)
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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#50 Post by OtomeWeekend » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:16 am

Hold it! *points finger to myself* I think I'd say goodbye to this forums soon if we really had that basic intelligence.... TT.TT
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#51 Post by Aleema » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:28 am

Several forums do have a dummy intelligence question during sign up, and if you don't get it right, you don't sign up. Just "2+2=?" or something. Not sure if it works or not.

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#52 Post by Crocosquirrel » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:42 am

Depends on exactly how it's set up. Some of them are difficult for Humans to pass, nevermind a machine. If you have any level of language barrier, you could be really hosed.
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#53 Post by Aleema » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:51 am

Right now, the forum has something in place where if you don't choose a correct timezone, you don't sign up. That seems a bit more difficult than 2+2. Not sure how it works (if it checks to see if you've picked another choice or not, or if it can honestly tell what timezone you should be in??) But plenty of people seem to be signing up anyway.

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#54 Post by OtomeWeekend » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:58 am

i was about to reply in a certain post titled "SLAM DUNK" But then at the end, it has suspicious links bout billiard etc. :lol: i can't believe i was about to help spambots spam more Dx
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#55 Post by Sapphi » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:52 am

Don't worry, there was a Yu Yu Hakusho spam post like that that almost got me. I even started typing a reply.
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#56 Post by LVUER » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:15 am

Just remember that the links is the dead-give away.
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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#57 Post by Sunlit-Dreamer » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:09 am

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I think this "person" is a spam bot. Went to a couple threads made. First was about jewelry in General Discussion. Second was about shoes in Game Makers. With links provided. There's five posts from that person so idk the other three.

Edit: Found 3rd one in completed games about rings...
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#58 Post by LVUER » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:14 am

You could report his post to admin by clicking the red exclamation button at right bottom corner of every post.
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#59 Post by OtomeWeekend » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:29 pm

Just thinking but it would've been funny if a spambot replies here in this thread.lol

luckily, I'm not bumping into spammers lately(almost in every forums I've visit) ---wonder what's up. :lol:
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Re: Please do not respond to the Spambots

#60 Post by LateWhiteRabbit » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:18 pm

DarkSpartan wrote:Depends on exactly how it's set up. Some of them are difficult for Humans to pass, nevermind a machine. If you have any level of language barrier, you could be really hosed.
I don't know, some of them are really easy for people but nearly impossible for a machine that isn't a super computer. Something as simple as "How many fingers does a human hand have?" is one I've seen. Another I've seen is "What is your username?" that just matches your answer to what you picked for your username.

I read an interesting article that proved that the easier it was for a human to remember a password, the harder it was for a computer to hack or guess that password, while conversely, a random string of letters and numbers for a password was relatively easy for a computer to hack, but difficult for a human to remember.

A password of "RaceHorsesWear4Shoes" would take a super computer DECADES or centuries to crack. While a password of "Tghjy234WXC" could be cracked in hours or days by a super computer. Funny but true, and just some food for thought.

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