• Are there any way to prevent spam bots? [phpBB]
    13 replies, posted
  • There's been problem with spam bots recently on my site and I wanted to know if there's a way to prevent this. Site here: [URL]http://thednetwork.x10.mx/[/URL]
  • Use 'Spambot Countermeasures' inside the admin control panel, from experience I'd say the best to set it to is Q&A as I used to get a bit of spam and after switching to Q&A it's stopped
  • I'd find a different captcha plugin. Most of the ones that come with phpbb have been broken.
  • Just made it Q&A with the question "Whats 2+2?" as I can't be arsed to do more.
  • Get the Recaptcha plugin if you can find it. Phpbb isn't the best system for board hosting. ;)
  • [QUOTE=Jarrod;36093318]Just made it Q&A with the question "Whats 2+2?" as I can't be arsed to do more.[/QUOTE] Computers are better at solving math than humans.
  • [QUOTE=TTSDA;36099048]Computers are better at solving math than humans.[/QUOTE] Most bots swamp dozens, of not hundreds of boards with spam: they're not custom tailored to expect that question on the sign up.
  • [QUOTE=Kirth;36101526]Most bots swamp dozens, of not hundreds of boards with spam: they're not custom tailored to expect that question on the sign up.[/QUOTE] I would imagine that they check for stuff like this, though. Could ask for the cube root of 27, although, like the above, I'm sure there's a few bots out there that are able to detect and solve that.
  • [url]http://stopforumspam.com/contributions[/url] Facepunch even has this installed. It's perfect.
  • [QUOTE=Jarrod;36093318]Just made it Q&A with the question "Whats 2+2?" as I can't be arsed to do more.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://gyazo.com/070d078297db41bade87b35c9f1e8238.png?1338260995[/IMG]
  • [QUOTE=Kirth;36101526]Most bots swamp dozens, of not hundreds of boards with spam: they're not custom tailored to expect that question on the sign up.[/QUOTE] Bots ARE custom tailored to expect math questions, and many other things. Many bots even solve captchas.