I'm still looking for Wayne's most recent changes to fight spam. I have Bad Behavior working, but I'm still getting several spams a day.
If anyone has his changes (or Wayne, if you are around), please email them to Ted_Graham@yahoo.com
What if any post that has more than 2 links requires filling in a captcha after pressing submit? Seems it would eliminate most spam, while rarely bothering legitimate users. If I knew Php, I'd be happy to submit this change, but I'm a .NET guy.
If you know NET but can't figure out PHP, then you're just lazy.
April 23rd, 2007 10:38am
"but I'm still getting several spams a day."
Wow, really, even with Bad Behavior installed? I currently working on integrating BB into FruitShow with the hopes that it would do a better job than what I've already got in there (as simple as it is).
I don't think we get several spams a day.
April 23rd, 2007 10:49am
I delete 2 or 3 a day, on average, IIRC.
April 23rd, 2007 10:51am
Hmm.. I guess so. Things move pretty fast around here.
April 23rd, 2007 11:09am
Tim built an Askimet spam filter for FruitShow but I haven't put it into effect yet. If I make a few deeper changes to FruitShow his code would work better.
April 23rd, 2007 11:11am
Bad Behavior doesn't work that well without real integration - it needs access to a database for some sort of historical record keeping/tracking, otherwise it just does a few simple checks.
I've thought about this a bit & I think the best solution is to implement a CAPTCHA Cookie. Solve a CAPTCHA & get a cookie. That cookie works as long as your posts don't get deleted. If one of your posts is deleted, you have to solve the CATPCHA again.
My forum uses a plain text CAPTCHA (I found that the other options were too incomprehensible, requiring multiple submissions) and I haven't gotten any spam with this method. In your case, a MATCHA could work just as well & may be easier to implement.
April 23rd, 2007 3:55pm
"Bad Behavior doesn't work that well without real integration"
That's what I figured, which is why I'm working on real integration.
"Solve a CAPTCHA & get a cookie."
Sounds like a good plan.
"My forum uses a plain text CAPTCHA"
Math question or something?
April 23rd, 2007 4:06pm
Random letters. There's a few other things going on too, not just the CAPTCHA, but I think that's the most important part. It's really just a form field & some text that says "copy this text into the field to prove you're not a bot."
April 23rd, 2007 4:47pm
April 23rd, 2007 4:47pm
I like this one:
Seems like a simple thing to implement and would let most people avoid the CAPTCHA altogether.
April 23rd, 2007 5:00pm
You could write one variable on the thread or homepage & then another on the post page. This way anyone bypassing the homepage or post page could never post.
Homepage = Variable A
Thread = Variable B
New Thread = Variable A1
Reply = Variable B1
Before you submit you need A+A1 or B+B1.
April 23rd, 2007 5:26pm