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Re: Alert!- Change the default questions in DB's Anti-Spam Question
Reply #3 - Nov 29th, 2013 at 3:20pm
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trekwebmaster wrote on Nov 28th, 2013 at 6:03pm:
I changed the Question in the registration to ...

That's one of the great things about Derek's mod; that it can be so easily edited to make a question ideally unique, and in a way that's still easy for people to register while effectively stopping spam-bots cold.

When I first used his mod, I deleted all of its rotating questions in favor of just one question similar to what trekwebmaster did in his forum. Brilliant, and yet simple.

  

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Re: Alert!- Change the default questions in DB's Anti-Spam Question
Reply #2 - Nov 28th, 2013 at 6:03pm
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Although this is an old topic I though I would add my observations since changing the registration question.

I changed the Question in the registration to
" what is the last word in the user agreement"
and by doing so has stopped the bots dead in their tracks.
No more annoying time spent deleting registered spammers.
It also seems to have stopped the none English speakers as an added bonus. Smiley
  

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Re: Alert!- Change the default questions in DB's Anti-Spam Question
Reply #1 - Jan 28th, 2013 at 5:05pm
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I've asked Dandello to remove the default questions from the next release:

http://testbed.dandello.net/cgi-bin/yabb254/YaBB.pl?num=1359392721/0#0
  
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Alert!- Change the default questions in DB's Anti-Spam Question
Jan 28th, 2013 at 4:35pm
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I have a for-sure report that some SPAM-bots have been programmed with the default Q & A of Derek' Barnstorm's excellent Anti-spam Question Mod (now part of the YaBB core),  I am awaiting details if they were capable of anything past automatically registering.

Good Luck to all
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« Last Edit: Jan 28th, 2013 at 4:35pm by JonB »  

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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