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Now if there was only a way to stop human spammers...
That's great for Admin. I actually clicked on the "newest member" thing at the bottom once, and it was definitely a spammer, then again admin does a very good job keeping them away.On another note. I HATE those Captcha things. Half of the time I (a human) can't solve them. I mean, if it takes me three tries to get it right, then it's way too freaking hard for a computer to do. On yet another note... don't serious spammers pay people over in other countries to just sit there and solve the captcha things?
The better way to solve the captchas is to make a fake porn site and promise nasty pics and have the captcha you want solved redirected. Then its automatic. that was the funniest way I heard to get around them. also Admin you could just add a way for people who can't register because of proxies to email you directly to create an account. But that might just shift the spam to your inbox instead of the forum
Good idea on the email idea . . . I'm too lazy to mod the forum code (its a pain to manually edit code after every software update), but I put in a request for the person who wrote the Proxy Blocker mod to add the feature in.
many companies, schools and collages use a proxy server to manage their internet connectivity.it would be a shame to loose all those valid users.
The more clever of people would find a computer that isn't behind a proxy to register (ie wait until they get home), or ask a friend with a non-proxy connection to do it. However, some people aren't that clever, or won't want to be bothered with it . . .
Manually editing the forum, even just including email instructions, is a huge pain when I need to upgrade it . . . I have too many manual hacks already, and have to keep track of everything.
it didn't occur to me SMF didn't let you put a custom message on the sign-in page.
I think some proxies only 'do its thing' for popular content, letting other stuff pass through . . . but I think Dunk would know *much* more than me on that . . .
Paranoid Nut Jobs use Proxy Servers for the same reason. they haven't worked out that the people running the Proxy Server have access to all the information they pass through the Proxy, including any "secure" content.
SSDs are only great if you have a bad habit of dropping your harddrive/laptop.
Also, don't SSD's have a faster r/w speed?
However once a flash page has data in it, it must be wiped out before anything at all can be written. So if you wanted to write 1111 to a slot with 0111 in it, you first have to set the whole thing to 0000 before you can even mess with it.
I've renamed this thread to be more appropriate.The same spammer keeps hitting SoR. :'( :'( :'( :'(I really don't know how they are doing it . . . I want to install the Honey Pot Project mod, even though I doubt it'll help, but their database crashed (their solid state harddrive broke). They've been down for weeks.