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Oct 20th, 2013 12:41 AM
executioneer you let the terorists win!!!! wtf doctor mcmockery
Nov 29th, 2012 05:16 PM
Mockery I've now updated the forum registration page to really simplify things so that no spambots will have a chance of getting in. Now rather than filling out a form, users have to send me a legitimate email to webmaster@i-mockery.com requesting an account along with what user name they'd like. Now anybody can sign up for an account and moderators won't have to worry about hordes of spambots any longer.

Problem solved.

To any new users: if your account isn't approved within 48 hours, send me an email and I'll make sure the account gets created ASAP.
Jun 20th, 2012 08:21 PM
Colonel Flagg Wow - kolosteve really wants to sell us some watches. :o
Feb 21st, 2012 06:50 PM
Mockery Some spammers don't post immediately after registering, so ones that already registered will still get some posts through. But this new closed forum setting will obviously thwart any new spambots, cuz they're not gonna send me an email asking for an account.

Or are they?
Feb 21st, 2012 01:12 PM
Colonel Flagg Lookslike the spammers are getting in their last licks
Feb 21st, 2012 11:57 AM
10,000 Volt Ghost This is the end of days.
Feb 19th, 2012 04:14 PM
Mockery Yeah, unfortunately we can't upgrade to 4.0 cuz this is a heavily modified forum made so it would work with the rest of the site. What I'm thinking of doing is this:

1) Temporarily turn off new registrations.

2) Set up a new "real users" usergroup that will have access to all the forums. For anybody who is a new registrant, they'll only be able to post in General Blabber and the Articles forums until they've proven that they're real. That way any spam is relegated to one of two forums only.

Might take a while to get everybody added to the groups and the permissions set up, but it's an idea at least. I'm super busy right now though, so I'm not sure when I can get the usergroups set up. I'll disable new registrations for the time being though. :/

NEW USERS: Any new users who want to register in the meantime, just send me an email.

MODS: Please delete any remaining spam threads. Thanks!
Feb 19th, 2012 09:27 AM
AChimp http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042

vBulletin plugin for preventing known spammers from registering. It needs vBulletin 4.0... not sure what version of the forums this is running.
Feb 17th, 2012 04:33 PM

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Feb 17th, 2012 02:55 PM
Esuohlim And every single spambot these days has a name that looks like the end of a Youtube url
Feb 17th, 2012 01:44 AM
Esuohlim It's ridiculously out of control now. If I were a newcomer it would be enough to drive me away.
Feb 15th, 2012 11:57 AM
Esuohlim Spambots are jerks
Dec 24th, 2011 05:57 PM
10,000 Volt Ghost You might have to set up the primary user group to not let anyone post, then once you okay they are alright by standards, promote them to a 2ndary group who can post.
Dec 24th, 2011 05:53 PM
10,000 Volt Ghost https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/show...n-Registration

Might be in the right direction.
Dec 21st, 2011 04:08 PM
Mockery Anybody know how / where in the vBulletin admin you can change what user group is the default one that users are assigned to after they have verified their accounts? If it's possible, I want to set up the forum so all new users have to send me (or any admin) a PM once their accounts have been approved to enable their posting access. Until then, their accounts would be registered, but they wouldn't be able to make a post until they send us a PM to prove that they're actually human instead of a spambot.

I just went through the Usergroup Manager, but couldn't find anything about how you can set a new group to be the default group that newly registered users (with confirmed email addresses) are placed into.
Dec 13th, 2011 10:29 AM
Colonel Flagg :disgusting
Dec 13th, 2011 07:46 AM
Pentegarn Wow... a cockfighting spambot. A spambot for freaking cockfighting.... wow
Dec 10th, 2011 09:44 AM
Pentegarn Apparently the newest thing to be peddled by the spambot legion is cigarettes. No less than 3 threads about cigarettes in the last 2 days have popped up.
Dec 9th, 2011 02:02 PM
Colonel Flagg I was reading this and I thought about tulips.
Dec 9th, 2011 09:47 AM
Pentegarn This one made me laugh because the topic was about the iPhone 4s

Originally Posted by ilaluhb4y View Post
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Great.... where the hell is the iPhone though?
Dec 5th, 2011 06:25 PM
It's all spam to me.

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Dec 4th, 2011 04:45 PM
Pentegarn Aw man, I am sorry I missed that
Dec 4th, 2011 09:30 AM
Fathom Zero It posted four or five of the same message in a row in the Spambot thread.

It was an amazing confluence of events.
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