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how do i stopped bots

Post by chocobojoe » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:16 am

I think the bots are trying to stage a coup, we better find a way to stop them before they destroy us and siege our base. We may have lost a couple battles but we will not lose the war.

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Post by Potter » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:49 pm

its easy to do, ho knows how, he knows there a problem, he told me its not on his list of priorities
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Post by Ho » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:55 pm

It's on the list...just not high on the list.
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Post by Dyme » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:03 pm

could always disable registering. not like any1 else is gonna register.
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Post by hascoolnickname » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:03 pm

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Post by Ho » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:17 pm

Dyme wrote:could always disable registering. not like any1 else is gonna register.
Gee...thanks for the vote of confidence.
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Post by Jeff Jeff Revolution » Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:31 pm

Ho wrote:
Dyme wrote:could always disable registering. not like any1 else is gonna register.
Gee...thanks for the vote of confidence.
It's not a terrible idea...I only signed up over the summer because I found my old IndyDDR shirt from DAT ONE. If not, I wouldn't have known.

Still, leave it open for now. Might be good to see some people playing that don't know about the site and invite them.
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Post by hascoolnickname » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:00 pm

Uh no thats a terrible idea but whatever

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Post by MonMotha » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:54 pm

Making it harder for bots to register and spammers to operate is certainly on my list of things to do. Unfortunately my list of things to do is
































































































































































about 10 times longer than this, and updating these forums unfortunately is not too high on it. I have some nice ideas, but implementing them takes time.
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Post by Dyme » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:30 pm

Ho wrote:
Dyme wrote:could always disable registering. not like any1 else is gonna register.
Gee...thanks for the vote of confidence.
god i didnt mean it like that. lol
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Post by Fluffyumpkins » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:50 am

Why not just do e-mail verification? That and maybe make the person answer a question about DDR to join. Something easy enough that anyone who isn't a bot could get it.
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Post by MonMotha » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:42 am

Email verification IS on. There is also one of those jumbled text/image CAPTCHAs. They're passing both of them.

Believe me, I'm meaning to fix it (it's on my list of things to do this week). It's just that both me and Ho are very busy people. The codebase on this site is rather custom (some portions of phpBB have been entirely rewritten), so it can take a while to patch things in.
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Post by chocobojoe » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:19 am

Make every user that signs up write a 500+ word essay on who they are, where they're from, and why they want to join the community.

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Post by Ho » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:54 am

That should pretty much eliminate any new members. :P


Brandon and I are as annoyed by it as anyone. You should notice that we at least try our best to clean up as best we can.

I've tried setting some things in motion this week. Please hold tight. It's not that we don't want to do it or don't see the need to...it's just a matter of finding the time to make it happen.
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