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  • Hulings5Robert: Hidden images.

    Hmm, now that I think about it, is is better to report bots here, or through the report feature? Or does it not make a difference?

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    • Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
      Hulings5Robert: Hidden images.

      Hmm, now that I think about it, is is better to report bots here, or through the report feature? Or does it not make a difference?
      I used to use the report feature *and* post here so that others would know they didn't need to bother reporting a post themselves, but got lazy after a while and now I just post here.

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      • binbtaye: TV episode spam

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        • firkyahua: movie download linkspam

          pleaseyaar1: TV episode linkspam

          kalfir: TV episode linkspam

          james067: not sure what to make of this one; no actual spam at this point but hasn't posted anything except short poor-English replies to spam threads

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          • PeterGone: college sports spam

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            • This forum is overrun by spam. Are there no moderators?

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              • Morris900 Link spam.


                Michael, your captcha is not working, please exchange it for different variant, like recaptcha!

                It is also advisable to disable image and link insertion for ANYONE with less than 10 posts. Using those BB codes should result in warning and denial of post submit. This will efficiently block any spambots from posting!
                New users still can insert images and link typing their urls as text.

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                • Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
                  Michael, your captcha is not working, please exchange it for different variant, like recaptcha!

                  It is also advisable to disable image and link insertion for ANYONE with less than 10 posts. Using those BB codes should result in warning and denial of post submit. This will efficiently block any spambots from posting!
                  New users still can insert images and link typing their urls as text.
                  recaptcha will probably not work too and the bots usually first post without images or links and then edit the post to insert them. So this will not reduce the spam count as the post without images/url still is present.
                  The problem is that the captcha are solved by humans either through CES (CAPTCHA Exchange Server), paying them or unwillingly through some sites that let the user solve them to get to porn or such things (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTCHA#Human_solvers ).

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                  • Originally posted by droste View Post
                    recaptcha will probably not work too and the bots usually first post without images or links and then edit the post to insert them. So this will not reduce the spam count as the post without images/url still is present.
                    The problem is that the captcha are solved by humans either through CES (CAPTCHA Exchange Server), paying them or unwillingly through some sites that let the user solve them to get to porn or such things (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTCHA#Human_solvers ).
                    Yes, recaptcha will help, because I am talking about better/different captcha on registration. Now it looks like bots have broken it and not humans, because the spam is not human.
                    CES is not cheap.

                    The valid problem with back editing can be solved by limiting account to 10 posts and at least 10 days? This option however assumes that register captcha is efficient enough and is being misused by CES.

                    The really efficient method would be however money transfer of 1$ or so. The idea is for spammer to loose much greater money if account banned, compared to potential gain via spam links.

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                    • Of course is the spam not human. The human only solves the captcha and that's it. You can by 1000 captcha solutions for 50cent in china or other asian countries as it's stated in the wikipedia article. The bot does the registration up to the point where the captcha comes in place. Then a human solves the captcha and the bot continues its work. So *no* captcha can stop this, because the task of the captcha is to identify humans and humans are the one who solve them.

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