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« on: August 20, 2006, 08:47:05 AM »
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Since my forum hit 300 members i have been gettin lots of spam accounts,. like 4 daily >:( how can i stop this ??
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006, 08:57:21 AM »
adding captcha will slow em down.
using e-mail verification or member approval for new sign ups Admin> Members> Settings
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006, 09:36:44 AM »
adding captcha will slow em down.
using e-mail verification or member approval for new sign ups Admin> Members> Settings

Yeah i use verification, thats how i actually fight it now , but it seems like actual people because i have a gender selection on sign up with 3 options .. and they are chosing male which is not the default ...

I will look into "captcha"
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2006, 10:01:26 AM »
I'm glad I'm not the only one (because there's a fix!). I've installed Captcha, only it doesn't show up! No one can register and I get an error stating I did not put in the correct code. Help! Thanks!

http://www.milspouse.com/forum/index.php?action=register

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006, 10:03:52 AM »
Captcha Works like a charm for me .. i just installed it .. thanks a million  :D
http://jagdyb.com/forum/index.php?action=register

How do you tell the letter O from the number 0 .. they look the same to me .. and do you have to type it in the same case they have it ?
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2006, 10:07:48 AM »
I'm glad I'm not the only one (because there's a fix!). I've installed Captcha, only it doesn't show up! No one can register and I get an error stating I did not put in the correct code. Help! Thanks!

http://www.milspouse.com/forum/index.php?action=register
Hmm seems you need to add the CAPTCHA code to that template since you are not using the default theme you would need to edit register.template.php for your theme and inlcude the captcha code.
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2006, 10:09:55 AM »
I'm glad I'm not the only one (because there's a fix!). I've installed Captcha, only it doesn't show up! No one can register and I get an error stating I did not put in the correct code. Help! Thanks!

http://www.milspouse.com/forum/index.php?action=register
Hmm seems you need to add the CAPTCHA code to that template since you are not using the default theme you would need to edit register.template.php for your theme and inlcude the captcha code.

Im not using the default theme either and it worked for me ::)
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2006, 10:25:48 AM »
Where do I get the code, and where does it go?

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2006, 10:28:17 AM »
aw06, most themes do not include a Register.template.php, but I am assuming that the Themis theme that jaijaymama is using includes one thus requiring the template code to be edited to add the captcha code to. You could also remove the Register.template.php in the 'Themis' directory, but it may make it look a little bit different as it will now revert to the default theme's Register.template.php.

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2006, 10:44:42 AM »
adding captcha 
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Where do I get the code, and where does it go?

It goes into your forum Features and Options page ...
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2006, 10:54:36 AM »
I found a simpler fix for now - just changed overall theme to SMF default. ;) Works.

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2006, 11:37:59 AM »
I'm glad I'm not the only one (because there's a fix!). I've installed Captcha, only it doesn't show up! No one can register and I get an error stating I did not put in the correct code.

Can you check to see if you have GD Library installed. You can check this with phpinfo.php
Look for "GD Support    enabled"

What is phpinfo.php?
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2006, 12:04:45 PM »
It's just my theme - changed to SMF default and it works. :)

Thanks, everyone!

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2006, 05:10:36 AM »
SMF Version: SMF 1.1 RC2
Since my forum hit 300 members i have been gettin lots of spam accounts,. like 4 daily >:( how can i stop this ??
I use a question in registration page (like "how much fingers you have"  ;)) and bots can't answer.

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2006, 06:19:17 AM »
I use a question in registration page (like "how much fingers you have"  ;)) and bots can't answer.

So my registration would be rejected when I answered (truthfully) '9'? ::)

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2006, 10:46:19 AM »
i have a gender selection on sign up with 3 options ..

3 options?  :D

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2006, 11:49:43 AM »
i have a gender selection on sign up with 3 options ..

3 options?  :D

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2006, 02:23:50 PM »
i have a gender selection on sign up with 3 options ..

3 options?  :D

lol

Yeah... Male, Female and Not Specified :)
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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2006, 04:13:29 PM »
Yeah... Male, Female and Not Specified :)

I was thinking more along the lines of male, female, other :)

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Re: Spam Accounts
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2006, 06:24:03 PM »
Male / Female / Androgenous
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