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Spam in the topics....
« on: Jun 15th, 2006, 1:08pm »
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Looks like someone wrote a really cool script.  Perhaps YaBB can benefit from one of those call-and-answer verifications involving a smeared image of text and a text-entry box.
 
I wonder if there's a newer version of YaBB with that as an option.....
 
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P.S.  Took a quick look at the YaBB forum and found this: http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1141918796  Don't see any mention of a "enter this smeared text" verification though.  That would be nice, or something as effective.
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Re: Spam in the topics....
« Reply #1 on: Jun 17th, 2006, 3:14pm »
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Where did you find the script?
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Re: Spam in the topics....
« Reply #2 on: Jun 17th, 2006, 4:12pm »
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Perhaps limiting the ability to post to members only is another option to consider.
 
I would think YABB probably already has that functionality..
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Re: Spam in the topics....
« Reply #3 on: Jun 19th, 2006, 12:24pm »
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on Jun 17th, 2006, 3:14pm, Forum Admin wrote:
Where did you find the script?

I didn't.  I'm just guessing that the posts come from a script that navigates YaBBB topics from the uniformity of the posts and the tendancy to find the same topics -- usually recently active ones -- in which to post.  I have a little bit of experience with similar scripts but for legit purposes -- e.g., scraping for and downloading files uploaded to Yahoo! groups.  I consider them legit because they use my real id/pwd combo to get in and I must be a member to the group if the group so requires.  
 
In the boardmod.org link, search for "antibot" and you'll see exactly the thing in the xonder.de link.  Tres kewl!
 
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Re: Spam in the topics....
« Reply #4 on: Jun 20th, 2006, 7:26am »
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Heck, while the admin is upgrading YaBB, why not junk it altogether in favor of a more sophisticated but still free BB?  I'd love to be able to subscribe to threads, for instance.
 
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