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    Default Spambots

    Is there something we can do about them? Just wondering...

    Maybe start using visual confirmation on the registration?
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    I hope they go away.

    I banned 7 accounts today. Obviously the same person/bot.

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    Ip ban!!!
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    I'll be here! Even if i have to make 300 alt accounts to have conversations with!!

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    Fullmetal if you aren't here in 10 years I will find you and make you post!!

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    I don't think I can do it. Perhaps Tim can.

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    Or just ask then to stop nicely and maybe the will
    Quote Originally Posted by Fullmetal View Post
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    They don't speak English.

    And I told a specific bot 5 accounts ago to stop.

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    nope, cant ip ban
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    just add a captcha to the registration
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    ip banning wouldn't work, as I'm guessing it would change its ip each time in order to make an alternate account. Or it's a worm operating from several people's computers.

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    Add a CAPTCHA or something. Blacklist their emails (they probably use the same domain). Try using moderated registration. Then just ban the few that get through.
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    Heres a plan.

    Like no one goes on pokedream anymore and signs up. So it should be easy just to have them register but not be able to do anything until God or someone else blocks there account after emailing them not just a confirmation thing but a conversation with them (easy stuff like whats your favorite color) if they actually answer good and don't spam god there real.

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    ...or you could just use a better captcha.

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    never!

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    I vote Captcha. I've been getting more ads with this upgrade too...
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    Wait email ban!
    Quote Originally Posted by Fullmetal View Post
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    Been perma banning a few too. Some of them even have avatars. XD

    I'm against moderated registration. Some pokemon that come here for the pokemon content may not bother logging in a second time if they need to wait to post. Captcha is better.

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    The problem is CAPTCHAs are on for everything (registration, search). We even have email verification on. This means that these aren't bots: these are real people.

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    Real people set them up, then turn 'em loose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninetails 009 View Post
    Been perma banning a few too. Some of them even have avatars. XD

    I'm against moderated registration. Some pokemon that come here for the pokemon content may not bother logging in a second time if they need to wait to post. Captcha is better.
    Pokemon post on these now too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mewtwo View Post
    The problem is CAPTCHAs are on for everything (registration, search). We even have email verification on. This means that these aren't bots: these are real people.
    That's weird. Do they have any common email? Perhaps if you blacklisted that email or something...

    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight the dark Espeon View Post
    Real people set them up, then turn 'em loose?
    Or real people register, make a post, and leave. Or develop a bot to read the CAPTCHA's. I remember /b/ made one of those for a raid a while ago on the TIME website.
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    Do what tcod has and make a what is the Pokemon and have a picnic a Pokemon right there and they got to type the name!
    Quote Originally Posted by Fullmetal View Post
    I'll be here! Even if i have to make 300 alt accounts to have conversations with!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KhaosMonsterEnergy View Post
    Do what tcod has and make a what is the Pokemon and have a picnic a Pokemon right there and they got to type the name!
    Pick*, but that's actually a clever idea. No idea how viable it is, or if it's possible with vBulletin, but if it's possible, that might work.
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    The captchas are pretty tough to read nowadays. Sometimes even I can't get them.

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    Who honestly would waist there time posting spam?

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    -directs Kirbx to Spam Section-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
    Who honestly would waist there time posting spam?
    You'd be surprised...

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowRaven View Post
    -directs Kirbx to Spam Section-

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    Heyyy. That's not fair. It's a different kind of Spam.
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