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  • #6486
    yellowfin
    Participant

    Is it just me or have we been getting a lot of new members lately??? i have noticed

    #8609
    yellowfin
    Participant

    I have already talked to Yellowfin about this a couple times. They are mostly bots that go around signing up to forums and putting links to things like viagra etc . There are ways to stop them from signing up but I don’t think Yellowfin has the time to do it all.

    #8610
    yellowfin
    Participant

    i had

    #8611
    yellowfin
    Participant

    At least they don’t post anything or spam the forum. I don’t think the accounts would even get activated since bots probably don’t even use real email addresses when they sign up and wouldn’t be able to go to the conformation link.

    #8612
    yellowfin
    Participant

    yea maybe cause ive seen 2 or 3 in

    #8615
    yellowfin
    Participant

    I think there are around 840 members on this site and most of them are just junk accounts. There are ways of stopping them from signing up such as including a picture of letters or something that people have to put in what they see in the picture. But as far as I know there is only one addon for WowBB that does this and bots can figure out the encryption and bypass it. Other things to stop them would be to download an updated

    #8616
    yellowfin
    Participant

    edit: double post

    #8618
    yellowfin
    Participant

    or weather it can work have a system set that

    #8621
    yellowfin
    Participant

    The other thing is that there are a lot of legit members that have been signed up for a year or so and havn’t posted yet. Like I saw someone make their first post the other day after being signed up since this time last year

    #8623
    yellowfin
    Participant

    oh ok then

    #8629
    yellowfin
    Participant

    Also here is a list of spammer emails & domains that have been used to sign up to WowBB forums. If Yellowfin adds this list to the banned domains or email addresses list in the Admin CP that could prevent some bots from signing up new accounts.

    I can’t add the list as an attachment since it exceeds 45K

    #8633
    yellowfin
    Participant

    what if you copied it and then pasted it instead of adding it as an attachment

    #8635
    yellowfin
    Participant

    I could. But it is quite a long list. I will upload it to somewhere and post the link soon

    #8637
    yellowfin
    Participant

    ok then

    #8642
    yellowfin
    Participant

    I tried to post it a few times but the first time Internet Explorer crashed, the next few times I got errors like [b:8w3fw6mu]Fatal error[/b:8w3fw6mu]: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in [b:8w3fw6mu]D:Site DataWebsitesfishingmag.co.nzhttpdocsforumslib.php[/b:8w3fw6mu] on line [b:8w3fw6mu]1907[/b:8w3fw6mu]

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