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Brett
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Back to Q&A antispam

Post by Brett » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:13 am

So I switched to reCaptcha for 1 day and we got about 20 spam accounts and 3 spam posts.
Back to Q&A as it seems to actually work.

I hope the questions really are not that hard but if you do get stuck go to Tuniacs sourceforge forum and let me know!

jacoby
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Re: Back to Q&A antispam

Post by jacoby » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:34 pm

Oh come on, are you sure those posts were spam? :)

Johnny
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Re: Back to Q&A antispam

Post by Johnny » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:04 am

You could always try playthru: http://portal.areyouahuman.com/installation/phpbb

Supposed to be unbroken for the moment (unlike reCaptcha) and is actually fun to do :)

Brett
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Re: Back to Q&A antispam

Post by Brett » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:17 pm

Hmm perhaps.
Are you sure its effective? :p

Harteex
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Re: Back to Q&A antispam

Post by Harteex » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:03 pm

The most effective way is probably to add some custom validation, like just an extra textbox and the question "are you a bot (type no)?". Then only allow people writing no.
No one is going to bother targetting this forum specifically.

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