Author Topic: August 8th, 2011 - Bots... but the wrong kind. (Having trouble registering?)  (Read 3387 times)

Ron

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Every day I have to reject at least 15 to 20 spambots that try and create accounts on the forum.

It's very disheartening that the sort of bots that are most anxious to post are the ones we don't want in here selling their miracle mortgage enhancement creams! ;)

I've installed a new mod that checks the name and email address used to register against a database of known spambots and rejects anything it thinks is suspicious.

In the limited testing I've done, it's pretty good at filtering out things like "bigdaddy...54@spamalamadingdong.poop" but will also block "rod@gmail.com"

That being said, if you're having trouble registering, send me an email with the error you're getting at:

t y r an tlas at gmail (dot) com

I'll be sure to look into it, and email you back.

- Ron