Dentcat

The spambot issue is getting ridiculous now.

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Quite frankly, it is. I just wanted to create this topic to see how far it gets pushed down when it's just me and 50 spambots on here. Can't we do as they said in the KJ and nuke any account that says....

....vashykran?

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I haven't got a clue. Sounds fancy. So you make the spambots play golf? Yay.

In all seriousness, AdamHovorka is the modern day Gavjenks. Points to you, sir.

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The real problem is the accounts are actual people registering accounts manually then spamming the forums.

 

edit: Made some changes to the registration process that will hopefully help.

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The real problem is the accounts are actual people registering accounts manually then spamming the forums.

 

edit: Made some changes to the registration process that will hopefully.

That's a nice touch. You might have to rotate the question every week or two if they manage to get the answer, though. 

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If worse comes to worst, there's always Discourse, by Jeff Atwood and friends (the Stack Exchange people).

(Full disclosure: I have no idea what your hosting situation is like, and if it's anything like mine this may be impossible because I've been trying to install it on and off for a couple months now, with no success. Ruby+Docker just doesn't seem to like me. However, UX-wise, Discourse is very pretty.)

Here's their perspective on spam prevention: https://meta.discourse.org/t/what-about-the-spam-problem/2724/4

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