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Thread: I could use some help around here

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    I could use some help around here

    I could use some help around here. Specifically with keeping up with new user registrations. Right now the user registrations are manually moderated because bots and spammers get through all the automated protections (...built into this software, anyway). So when new users register and confirm their email addresses I have to go in and manually verify them. I use a service to check if the email address is a known spammer and if the IP is associated with known spammers. If either are true, I deny the registration. If both look ok I allow it.

    Is anyone interested in doing this for me?

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    What about making new users Oauth against Google/Facebook/Steam/etc.? I dunno how many spammers get away with accounts on those services but it seems they’d have an incentive to get rid of them.

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    I'm pretty limited as to what I can do with the current forum software. Also I hate google/facebook/steam/etc. The spammers signing up seem to be real people with time on their hands rather than bots (although obviously I can't be sure). For a while I was using "answer these simple questions" type challenges and they were able to pass those easily.

    The volume of registrations isn't that high -- a few a week to a few a day max, depending on the weather maybe? No pattern. Most register and never post, or they register and come in here looking for a level, mod, or person, and leave after a couple of posts.

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    Ah, the three threads of recent Massassi:

    1) <FGR> HEY HEY HEY TODOA DIXON this site used to be about me grr pay attention fgrr
    2) "bicker bicker trump economics bicker" "NO U"
    3) "Anyone want to help me?" "Help yourself *thrusts*"

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    You forgot
    4) Math? Math! Math.

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    I think you mean maths.

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    What about writing subtle questions that you'd only know the answer to if you played JK? Are they able to guess those?

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    fgr I love that we are on a my first name basis
    sniff

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    I don't know if you remember, but you were posting in the third person using your first name for a while

    [and anyway your name is Fred]
    Last edited by Steven; 03-05-2019 at 11:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    I don't know if you remember, but you were posting in the third person using your first name for a while

    [and anyway your name is Fred]
    i was pretty blackout on psychedelics that whole time so no
    sniff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Jones View Post
    What about writing subtle questions that you'd only know the answer to if you played JK? Are they able to guess those?
    Does Kyle have a beard in DF2?

    [ ] Yes
    [ ] No

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrawn[numbarz] View Post
    Does Kyle have a beard in DF2?

    [X] Yes
    [X] No
    always drove me up the ****in wall that cutscene Kyle and ingame Kyle look nothing alike

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    Looks like a beard to me.

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    Sorry for the lousy German

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impi View Post
    Looks like a beard to me.

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    That looks like my beard from high school
    sniff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    and leave after a couple of posts.
    Some of us just can't stay away. It's like a curse.
    "Nulla tenaci invia est via"

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    Quote Originally Posted by zanardi View Post
    Some of us just can't stay away. It's like a curse.
    hi frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    hi frank
    Hey
    "Nulla tenaci invia est via"

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