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    any chance of adding human verification test for new users to creat account?

    i have noticed a sudden increase in the amount of ad bots in the forum. i get really ticked off at them because they flood the "whats new" section of the forum preventing me from finding important new threads.

    this feature for the forum would be helpful!
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    We already have it.

    Using the (new) ReCaptcha method.

    It stops a lot, but nowhere near all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajax View Post
    We already have it.

    Using the (new) ReCaptcha method.

    It stops a lot, but nowhere near all.
    hmm, may i suggest ,
    asking a question like how many hours are in a week? a user on another forum claimed that after asking such a question he never had any more bots.

    see for yourself:
    https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=228263

    he could be lying, but i dont see any gain from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chilepepper101 View Post
    hmm, may i suggest ,
    asking a question like how many hours are in a week? a user on another forum claimed that after asking such a question he never had any more bots.

    see for yourself:
    https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=228263

    he could be lying, but i dont see any gain from it.
    You can suggest what you like, but it won't happen. We don't have control at that level, given we use vBulletin and SC are not willing to add more plugins.

    We don't have many options, but the "new" reCaptcha is one of the best there are. And it still doesn't nearly stop all the bots. Nor does any other method out there at present.

    And BTW, the thread you linked to was from 10 years ago. The "new" reCaptcha didn't exist then, and the developers of spam bots have advanced vastly since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajax View Post
    You can suggest what you like, but it won't happen. We don't have control at that level, given we use vBulletin and SC are not willing to add more plugins.

    We don't have many options, but the "new" reCaptcha is one of the best there are. And it still doesn't nearly stop all the bots. Nor does any other method out there at present.

    And BTW, the thread you linked to was from 10 years ago. The "new" reCaptcha didn't exist then, and the developers of spam bots have advanced vastly since then.
    oh ok. i find it sad that not one forum is not spared from the clutches of advertisers and their pretty little bot army.

    just yesterday i saw like 5 threads from what appears to be bots form the same company advertising something to do with KETO diets in a forum for a RTS freemium game! i almost laughed at the complete randomness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajax View Post
    We already have it.

    Using the (new) ReCaptcha method.

    It stops a lot, but nowhere near all.
    Can you make and guess a percentage on how much you think bots spammed if you didn't had this and how many bots spammed now that you have this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chilepepper101 View Post
    oh ok. i find it sad that not one forum is not spared from the clutches of advertisers and their pretty little bot army.

    just yesterday i saw like 5 threads from what appears to be bots form the same company advertising something to do with KETO diets in a forum for a RTS freemium game! i almost laughed at the complete randomness.
    KETO diets are the most common spam here currently too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajax View Post
    KETO diets are the most common spam here currently too.
    LOL, it's good to see something new besides Black Magic Love Specialists.
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    Bot's expectation: I KETO
    Reality: This is not a forum for drugs..GO AWAY! followed by a *HISS*
    Last edited by rusherford; November 13th, 2020 at 12:17 AM.

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