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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Mr.Mouse » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:27 am

Damn, that recaptha still does not keep out those fuckers. I'm guessing they are human trash, though. I will try and get that sortable captcha thing in, though I doubt it will keep out the human scum.

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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Dinoguy1000 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:36 am

I've noticed the same on Jurassic Park Terror, even after upgrading to 3.0.8. There must be a spammer somewhere who's cracked the ReCAPTCHA system somehow. :|

Still, it's only a trickle, and as long as you're diligent about blocking the domains used in the accounts' email addresses, you can control it even further. (I suspect you'd also see some actionable patterns if you tracked the IPs of the accounts, but haven't done so myself at JPT (it doesn't help matters in that regard that our solution there is to just delete the account))
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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Mr.Mouse » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:08 pm

Okay, I've now installed a new captcha. For some reason the sort shows above instead of below the other fields. But it works. Let's see if that keeps the bitches out.

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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Mr.Mouse » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:51 pm

Sorry people, we were down for a while, or rather our host.

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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by brienj » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:55 am

Mr.Mouse wrote:Okay, I've now installed a new captcha. For some reason the sort shows above instead of below the other fields. But it works. Let's see if that keeps the bitches out.
By using sortable captcha along with a custom profile field, which you set up to only be needed at registration with a simple question of "Are you a spam-bot?" and default answer of no, I have zero spam bots now. I actually had zero before the extra custom profile field, but I heard it helps too.

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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Mr.Mouse » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:07 pm

We were down for a while, but our host fixed the issue.

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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Captain » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:55 am

Mr.Mouse wrote:Damn, that recaptha still does not keep out those fuckers. I'm guessing they are human trash, though. I will try and get that sortable captcha thing in, though I doubt it will keep out the human scum.
Installed a better sortables captcha. The other one was half baked and buggy.

As an aside, phpbb has a horrible plugin system that encourages bad coding practices.

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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Dinoguy1000 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:34 am

Which one?

Also, should we [s]have an open invitation for an outright "this forum is better than that" flamewar[/s] start taking suggestions for better forum software? :cry:
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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Captain » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:09 am

Dinoguy1000 wrote:Which one?

Also, should we [s]have an open invitation for an outright "this forum is better than that" flamewar[/s] start taking suggestions for better forum software? :cry:
Migrating the forum is unfortunately not an option for us at this point in time.

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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Dinoguy1000 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:48 am

Oh, really? That sucks... Why not?
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Post by Captain » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:54 am

Dinoguy1000 wrote:Oh, really? That sucks... Why not?
Lives, work, other stuff to do. A migration is never clean and quite an intensive process.

edit: after my recent experiences with phpbb, I am seriously entertaining the thought of migrating though. Hacking phpbb is bad for my mental health.

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Post by Mr.Mouse » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:19 am

I also think that we may examine the idea to migrate. We can search the internet for the best forum, and then search for easy tools to do this. However, the process may be extremely time-consuming, so will take an undefined period of time, and the process should also be thorough, we do not wish to lose any shared information.

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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Mr.Mouse » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:38 pm

http://www.xentax.com/?p=294

I've uploaded the first version of my Lords of Midnight Wrapper! :D

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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Dinoguy1000 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:48 pm

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Dinoguy1000 wrote:Oh, really? That sucks... Why not?
Lives, work, other stuff to do. A migration is never clean and quite an intensive process.

edit: after my recent experiences with phpbb, I am seriously entertaining the thought of migrating though. Hacking phpbb is bad for my mental health.
Stupid question, perhaps, but wouldn't the host be able to help with a migration?
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Re: Global Website Issues

Post by Mr.Mouse » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:08 pm

And a new one. http://www.xentax.com/?p=300 I've added a splash screen also with a new SID tune of mine. Well, it was done halfway 2010, but never got round to finish it. So I might as well use it as is. ;-)

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