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Eros Olmi:

--- Quote from: Andrea Mariani on December 17, 2009, 02:27:42 PM ---
--- Quote from: Patrice Terrier on August 29, 2007, 10:49:21 AM ---In a world of real programmers, only REAL name should be used.  ;D

I also do not like people using "TU" with me, instead of "VOUS", when it is the first time they get in touch with me.

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Vous avez parfaitement raison.  ;D

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100% Quoted.

Theo Gottwald:
I think we have experienced in the original PB-Forums that this is a good idea and we have also gone that way.
Now we are there and I like it.

Mike Stefanik:

--- Quote from: José Roca on December 08, 2009, 03:29:49 PM ---Lately, there has been an inordinate amount of, probably hired, Russian spammers.

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They're not necessarily hired. What some of the more ridiculously annoying spammers are doing is using people to solve captchas for them. They put up a "free" porn or crack site, and redirect a captcha that they want solved. So, for example, let's say they wanted to create a bunch of accounts on a forum. When someone comes to the spammer's site to download some porn or cracked software, a script connects to the forum of interest and redirects the captcha image to the person trying to download. They solve the captcha and get their file, and the spammer's script can complete the registration. The only way to completely prevent that is to have things set up where the administrator needs to verify and approve each account.

José Roca:
 
Didn't know that trick. However, the ones I was talking about are spammers whose IP can be found in the stop spam lists.

Steve Hutchesson:
With fdorum registration "captcha" is a weak system where there are numbers of work arounds. A friend wrote the member join system for the MASM forum which is a set of variable multiple choice questions so scripts do not get through, the next line of defence is the member must post in a short time, roughly a day or they get deleted.

I used to get this jerk Alex at some variation of "lviv" in the domain name doing scripted joins which wasted a lot of time cleaning out the junk but with the new join system it stopped it stone dead.

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