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wow much spam
« on: July 27, 2019, 05:26:56 pm »
in the last three days a few thousand spam posts and nearly 200 spam accounts joined the forum. that is the most activity i've had on here since 2012. i ended up just restoring a backup of the database from july 2, as nothing had changed since then. now im actually going to have to fix the antispam system.

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Re: wow much spam
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 10:11:23 pm »
You should look into getting email verification, you'd see less spambots.

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Re: wow much spam
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 12:39:00 pm »
i had that once, but the email server i had set up was very unreliable. im thinking of just having as one of the questions "go to [some other place on the website] scroll to the bottom of the page, copy and paste the random string of characters into the answer box." that would probably stop most of them
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