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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2014, 10:44:23 PM »
looks like it seems to be working, hopefully it cuts down on the spammers that attempt to apply
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 08:02:48 AM »
Well the secret question thing did not slow them down.  Rejected 19 more after I set that up.  Those bots must know a way around that function.  In fact it looked like a whole new bunch of spammers instead the usual ones.  Oh well.  Manual approvals still work best and does not take long to get rid of them.
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2014, 08:31:29 AM »
Could the secret question not have been applied?
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2014, 09:46:05 AM »
I am wondering if you have to answer after you are accepted?  I may try a dummy registration to find out.
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2014, 02:53:10 PM »
hopefully this may help, I might try a registration, to see if  can find the question

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For verification questions, there is the box used to configure the verification questions. Usually this is the most efficient anti-spam method provided by SMF due to its forum specific nature. There are a few things to note about this method to increase its efficiency:
##Automated registration bots are usually quite good at math, avoid questions like: what's the result of 2+2? and similar.
##International audiences may not understand local slang, or local terminology, ensure that questions do not alienate an otherwise active member base.

Be sure to put in the number of verification questions user must answer under the configure verification methods category ABOVE the verification questions.

From the Administration Center it's possible to set as many questions you want, and also the number of questions that each user will be asked to fill during the registration. If you configure 10 questions and then set to show 2 in the registration page, SMF will show two random questions from the 10 configured each time a new member tries to register - a good bank of questions will stop automated bots from building a set of "known answers".
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2014, 04:31:20 PM »
Thanks.  I only ask one question.  The answer should be know by anybody who is an AMC'er even a new one.   If they run into issues they can contact me at the Den's FB page.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/252293261595704/
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2014, 12:27:59 AM »
Add a check box to prove they are a real person
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2017, 01:20:27 PM »
I had Spam and eggs for breakfast this AM ;)
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