Stop the bots!

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by ComplicatioN, Sep 10, 2009.

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  1. ComplicatioN
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    ComplicatioN Broken Barriers

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    Gbatemp should have a rule where you must post into the introduction section.
    Doing this shall allow you to view the rest of the forum.

    Anyone agree?
     
  2. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    [​IMG] Then I wouldn't be on this forum until I finally do an introduction. [​IMG] Either way bots make spam post if you don't realize that and they could just put one in the intro section.
     
  3. ComplicatioN
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    ComplicatioN Broken Barriers

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    it could help xD
     
  4. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    We just need a real bot detection thing at sign-up
    Currently, you only need to enter the message "There are No roms on GBAtemp".
    This sentence is useless in 2 ways:
    • It doesn't stop bots at all (just program it to enter that line
    • Real members seem to ignore it quite a lot
    It should generate some Numbers/Letters in a picture like other sites have:
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

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    LOL, the introduction section will become more lively and finnally becomes the "ads and spam section"

    I agree with tj, we should have something like that. CAPTCHA perhaps?
     
  6. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

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    what difference would any of the above make when various rom sites are still leeching the NDS release images direct from here via direct linking!
     
  7. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    I've seen many places with the code enter thing be attacked with spambots anyway.

    As for the "must post an intro", as already said, they'd just post their spam there instead. Spambots aren't that much of a problem and they hardly ever last long if people report them.

    To help us:
    Report them if you see them. You may think that someone has already reported them but every now and again one will slip through.
    DON'T reply to them at all, that is actually helping them more then anything.
     
  8. Omega_2

    Omega_2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I am not a bot, I'm a crazy fox; albeit a nanite bioform [​IMG]

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    Off topic shenanigans aside, depends on what the req's for the captcha are:

    Will it be a one time captcha post? Oh wait, bots can be set after the initial post.
    Ok, how about one for each post? Wait, that becomes a pain in the ass eventually.
    Well, how about phone verification? ...I'd rather not have to use the phone at all XD
    Perhaps upon login? ...might work

    In the end, we'll have to rely on our own eyes and that 'report post' button. Unless we can figure out a reliable method. I'm for this, though.
     
  9. BoxShot

    BoxShot Chiyo-chan :3

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    Well I'm always logged in via firefox save pages. Soo that might be moot. Either way we don't see so many spammers that it's out of control. Eyes + report button = best weapon here [​IMG]
     
  10. Omega_2

    Omega_2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Unless we can wield other users as a sword and defeat the spambots [​IMG]
     
  11. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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  12. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    What version of IPB is this anyway?
    My guess is 2.2.2

    reCAPTCHA is included with 2.3.6

    2.3 has everything 2.2 has and is completely compatible.
     
  13. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    you are wrong we have captcha on registration [​IMG]
     
  14. Quick-zeno

    Quick-zeno GBAtemp Regular

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    With the "There are No roms at GBATemp"
    You can type anything from penis island to abc and it still will work..
     
  15. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    I think that anyone who is not registered should only be able to see topic titles and not he topic content. As soon as they attempt to view the topic content, they should be instantly directed to the register page.

    I also think that ANYONE who ask for links to ROMs and has less than 100 posts should be instantly banned, especially since they must type out that there are NO ROMs on GBAtemp when they do register.


    I could go on about a lot of things I think should be, but no one cares what I think, so....whatever....
     
  16. dimmidice

    dimmidice GBAtemp Addict

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    you got your wish? i surprisingly had to log in when trying to view a thread this morning o.o
    i blame pokemon HG/SS xD
     
  17. SecretChao428

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    Well blame one new worm that is just like the conflicker, the Storm Worm, and even the Mebroot worm, a new one called W32.Fnumbot, maybe the reason the DDoS attacks are going on at this time on here, given they want to hijack more servers and try to open backdoor relays when it comes to bots slowing a server severely down, that should probably answer the question to our bot problem.
     
  18. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    WE can have something like this:
    We can have a group of reliable members who will be given this job:
    Whenever a new member joins before he posts his first post it has to be approved by that group of members that way if we ever see a porn link or anything we dont have to approve of it thus not letting it show up and the group of members can even save the posrn link for their own needs [​IMG]
     
  19. prowler

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  20. MegaAce™

    MegaAce™ Steal back your future.

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    You think it's easy to build it in?