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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby Mike_ » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:01 am

OK so looking at the boards I see that it is up to date Vers 3.0.10
It has the latest GD 3D CAPTCHA (that is the numbers and leters that you have to type in to register)

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that is as much security that can be set as of right now with out adding another plug in to get more secure options

So changes I will make to new user registration for now:

1. User registration settings
Account activation: : By user (e-mail verification)
General options: Maximum number of login attempts per username: set to 1 (it was set to 3 before)
Registration attempts: set to 1 (it was set to 3 before)

2. Spambot countermeasures
Enable spambot countermeasures for registrations: turned on
Installed plugins: using the GD 3D CAPTCHA Image

Lets try that for now and see if that works if not take the next step and try some more
one thing I found in the support forums is all the Anti Spam support post are really old, all from 2009??
Also like I said may need to add a new Anti spam plug in but best to do one thing at at time when making changes to the
boards so not to screw things up and test out each one to see what works and does not work!

so as of now New User Registration is back on!! Hope this works to keep out the spammers!!
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Next up:??????


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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby cornixt » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:06 am

On a board I help run, we found that CAPTCHAs didn't stop it completely, probably because they have sweatshops of guys in India breaking them. The easiest was to set up a series of questions that relate to images on the site or subject manner. Something like "What are Kent Goldings (plural)?"
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby Mike_ » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:28 am

yes or a math question works as well

its called "Q&A CAPTCHA"
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

Don't fear the foam!!! (starsan foam that is)
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby Mike_ » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:46 am

OK I already see the spammers registering :roll:

will try the Q&A CAPTCHA for registration
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

Don't fear the foam!!! (starsan foam that is)
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby Mike_ » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:55 am

ok changes made

no more GD 3D CAPTCHA

added Q&A CAPTCHA
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

Don't fear the foam!!! (starsan foam that is)
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby BrewBum » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:37 pm

Thanks again man!
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby Mike_ » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:56 pm

yep - yep!! Looks like its working the last spam bot user was "TabeZemia" and that was before the last changes were made I don't see any new user registration after the Q&A was set up
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

Don't fear the foam!!! (starsan foam that is)
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby tookalisten » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:17 pm

Mike - you are the man. It was this good karma that got your lager fermenting :D
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~Robert Brault

Primary: JZ's WCB, RIS
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New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby BrewBum » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:58 pm

Perfect
Nate
Guess what... I got a fever and the only prescription... is more cowbell!
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby Mike_ » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:10 am

Looks like it is working :D


And thanks guys!

But really IOU more thanks for all the help we all get from this place with answers to brewing!!!
Helping us all make better BEER!!!!!!!
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

Don't fear the foam!!! (starsan foam that is)
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby BrewBum » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:55 am

Looks like it is working great!!
Nate
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby Mike_ » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:26 am

I am leaving for vacation today until next Saturday 7/28
so if we get more spammers again I can help out when I get back!
Cheers all have a good week and brew some beer!!
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

Don't fear the foam!!! (starsan foam that is)
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby turbo_ale » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:51 pm

Much better now, but there are a few still getting in.
ON TAP:
1. 1C
2. 4B
3.
4.
5.
6.
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Fermenting:
Next: 5C

BEER, a mixture of malted grains, water, hops and yeast, that is transformed through the course of fermentation that transcends the simplicity of those basic ingredients, fundamentally into the drink of life.
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby Mike_ » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:56 pm

Yes they look like real people and not bots
Not much can do about them :-(
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

Don't fear the foam!!! (starsan foam that is)
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Re: New User Registration Temporarily Disabled

Postby Mike_ » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:07 am

I made the question for registration a little bit harder to see if that helps stop spam some more

if this dose not work will try the "reCaptcha" next

let me know what you all think!!
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

Don't fear the foam!!! (starsan foam that is)
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