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Womti Jan 23rd, 2010 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by executioneer (Post 667715)
problem with that is, a lot of the newer bots are actually putting non-default avatars :(

there are ways to tell if it's a bot, tho. if someone comes waltzing in here all naked, with no avatar, chances are that they are likely a recently respawned bot, sent here from skynet to terminate us.

executioneer Feb 7th, 2010 07:06 AM

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...-registrations maybe this will work?

Womti Feb 7th, 2010 02:32 PM

Add an extra question to the registration to prevent bot registrations

This solution will only work for vBulletin 3.6.3 and higher. On the lower 3.6 versions it will allow for a blank response.

vBulletin already offers a lot of buildin protections against registrations by bots (automated) like CAPTCHA (Image Verification), Email Verification or Registration Moderation. These will however not always protect you against human-assisted bot registrations (registration process automated, a human provide the CAPTCHA verification).

Unfortunatly there is no way to block all human-assisted registrations, adding an extra question to the registration process can however frustrate this type and often they will simply skip your board because it is causing them too much work.

How to add an extra registration question to frustrate human-assisted bot registration?

AdminCP -> User Profile Fields -> Add New User Profile Field

Profile Field Type: Single-Line Text Field

Use the following information when creating the Profile Field:
Title: Can you spell?
(Note: Adjust the title to the question you want to ask)
Description: Enter the first character of the word "Monkey"
(Note: Adjust the question. Don't use this example as it would be quickly picked up by bot registrations)
Default Value: B
(Note: anything but a valid answer)
Field Required: Yes, at registration and profile updating
Field Editable by User: Only at registration
Private Field: Yes
Field Searchable on Members List: No
Show on Members List: No
Regular Expression: ^[mM]$
(Note: this expression would only allow a 'm' or 'M' as valid answers, adjust to your needs)


executioneer Feb 7th, 2010 06:19 PM

yes that is what i did just post a link to thank you

Pentegarn Feb 8th, 2010 11:11 AM


New spambot methiks

EDIY: I forget who said "Welcome newest member" was a good way to find them but they are right I bet

executioneer Feb 8th, 2010 11:18 AM

good catch dude it probably woulda sent me PM spam >:

executioneer Feb 8th, 2010 11:19 AM

seriously though: can we just ban all of china? THEY PROBABLY ARENT ALLOWED TO LOOK AT THIS WEBSITE ANYWAYS. or maybe put up an article about tienamen square that would def. work :lol

Dr. Boogie Feb 8th, 2010 10:24 PM

And lose out on all that Evony ad revenue?

Mockery Feb 10th, 2010 03:17 AM


Those ads are so ridiculous... stupid networks.

executioneer Feb 26th, 2010 05:19 PM

hey can we ban, lots of spambots registered to that IP (i've banned at least five today)

executioneer Feb 26th, 2010 09:41 PM


executioneer Feb 27th, 2010 04:42 AM

ten >:

Pentegarn Feb 28th, 2010 10:43 AM

While I think you did indeed ban all these spambot losers. Could we perhaps get rid of their threads as well, seeing them fills me with rage.

Pentegarn Mar 13th, 2010 10:50 AM

I am willing to bet the farm this one is a spambot


Kitsunexus Mar 14th, 2010 12:26 PM

Is there Rule 34 on spambots?

The Leader Mar 14th, 2010 02:23 PM

Fuck you and fuck your 4chan.

Kitsunexus Mar 14th, 2010 06:18 PM


kidding... I'll cut the /b/ shit. Sorry.

Grislygus Mar 17th, 2010 03:35 AM


Pentegarn Mar 17th, 2010 02:28 PM

They should just start naming themselves spambot(number here) It would almost be less obvious

Esuohlim Mar 17th, 2010 11:57 PM

I like the new ones we're getting where they don't spam but they try to post something relevant to the discussion of a years-old thread.

Pentegarn Mar 19th, 2010 11:12 AM

Is this guy one of them there spambots?


10,000 Volt Ghost Mar 20th, 2010 01:21 PM

I'm pretty sure that guy who has the vanilla ice picture and is "Thanking" everywhere is.

Colonel Flagg Mar 20th, 2010 06:05 PM

I think so too ....

Dr. Boogie Mar 21st, 2010 02:59 AM

I do too. I don't get it, though. No spam anywhere in his profile or sig.

It could be that he's just the world's least successful spammer. Apart from KGP4death, I mean.

Zhukov Mar 21st, 2010 03:23 AM

Actually, I think he' real.

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