Topic: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

Our founder Wim Leers has implemented a new user registration process and as a result our spambot registration count has dropped dramatically.
In the past, we were manually deleting between 20-30 spambot accounts per day.  Over the past weekend I've manually deleted 3.
Looks like we found a countermeasure that works. smile

66 blocked spammers since 2012-03-09 11:44:19
Last 24 hours: 10
Last 7 days: 66

So if you are a legitimate user with accessibility issues and are having problems with the new system, please send an email to the admin and we'll create an account manually for you.

Re: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

now that the spam is gone, that leaves the "seven types of commentards":

Simon Sharwood APAC Editor from 'the Register' wrote:

"Researchers say labels beyond "lurker" and "contributor" needed"

          here --> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/12 … ommentard/

Would you say DP's (itself Stage 2?) needs more "Type 4" posts?

Last edited by TechDud (2012-03-12 20:02:56)

Re: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

Wow, these new changes are REALLY effective!

112 blocked spammers since 2012-03-09 11:44:19
Last 24 hours: 55
Last 7 days: 112

The idiots have been busy.

Re: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

Nice to hear!
It was getting quite excessive killing all those spammers on a daily basis...


Anyway, @TechDud:
IMO, it's missing one essential category:
Type ID 10 T: Posts by those who post but don't read.

^^

Re: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

No new user accounts AT ALL since 3/9.  6 days without a single user registration.
Wow.

139 blocked spammers since 2012-03-09 11:44:19
Last 24 hours: 7
Last 7 days: 139
Last 30 days: 139

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150 blocked spammers since 2012-03-09 11:44:19
Last 24 hours: 9
Last 7 days: 127
Last 30 days: 150

Wow, this is nice!  Thanks Wim!

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178 blocked spammers since 2012-03-09 11:44:19
Last 24 hours: 6
Last 7 days: 60
Last 30 days: 178

This is really effective!

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373 blocked spammers since 2012-03-09 11:44:19
Last 24 hours: 88
Last 7 days: 148
Last 30 days: 373

Man, these idiots just don't learn.

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352 blocked spammers since 2012-04-08 14:04:04
Last 24 hours: 10
Last 7 days: 74
Last 30 days: 352

I wish there was a "total" number.

Re: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

I just checked the DB. Apparently this plug-in only retains the data for the last 30 days. Which is good.

However, there's an auto-increment primary key, which is currently at 645. So, the current grand total is 645 smile

Founder of DriverPacks.net — wimleers.com

Re: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

Woohoo!  That's 645 idiots we don't have to deal with.  Thanks Wim!

Re: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

And the number one goofball still present here big_smile

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Re: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

LOL its like they are taunting you

Re: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

I know right!?
One spammer I just deleted posted 93 times today.

Re: New user registration requirements foil spammers!

"Indeed, O'Neil" - Christopher Judge  tongue

Last edited by TechDud (2013-02-09 14:39:45)