Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:52 am Post
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Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:26 pm Post
Jaysen wrote:1. DO NOT LET GOOGLE INDEX YOUR FORUM. If the bots can't find it they can't spam it.
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:36 pm Post
Jot wrote:Jaysen wrote:1. DO NOT LET GOOGLE INDEX YOUR FORUM. If the bots can't find it they can't spam it.
Not all bots honour the the 'no indexing' thing. As the same group with the forum recently found out with a wiki they were trialling. Within days of it being created (with indexing deliberately turned off) and no real meaningful meta data to "pull in the sharks", the spam started.
Bots are not nice people. Who knew?
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:09 pm Post
Jaysen wrote:Just took a quick look here and we use user agent and JS to keep the bad guys at bay (not forums but general site). ...a tendency to use telnet ... (styles really make HTML evil when embedded inline by the overlord's HTML generators).
The two biggest bot violators ... server logs are .ru and .cz. ... site name in the user agent so block ... implementable with a simple apache rewrite match in apache... open site getting it cut back could prove to be more difficult.
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:15 pm Post
michaelbywater wrote:What? All of that: what? What's it about?
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:27 pm Post
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:51 pm Post
KB wrote:I installed the Anti-Spambot mod after the forum was assailed with torrents of porn a couple of years ago, and since then the spam has been few and far between (fingers crossed).
All the best,
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:57 pm Post
ASSAILED!! TORRENTS!!...PORN...wot y' talkin' about, I never got any emails saying ,'Quick, Vic, go to posting.php?m...torrents of porn!' Y' need t' get y' act together next time.Jeezzz!! tch!tch!tch! I bet Bywater got one, though...didn't he...eh?Young Kevin wrote:was assailed with torrents of porn a co
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:24 pm Post
Sin wrote:KB wrote:torrents of porn
Coincidentally, the title of my upcoming children's book.
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