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I’ve changed from phpBB’s standard, very weak CAPTCHA to reCAPTCHA, which is slightly stronger, more obscure, and also helps proofread book scans. Hopefully this will reduce the volume of spammer accounts. The restrictions on posting URLs seem to have done a good job of stopping actual spam.

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And the Spam Assassin's Guild have caught the ones that slip through the net!

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Hmmm, the change seems to work. No new spammers over the whole weekend!

Congratulations! :D

(Though the Clock-Tower becomes a bit too peaceful now. I hope we won't start aiming at each other instead... :?)

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I' a little bit scared. If this keeps up we might get <gasp> stood down....
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Commander McLane wrote:.No new spammers over the whole weekend!
There have been a total of two since Wednesday.

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Ahruman wrote:
Commander McLane wrote:.No new spammers over the whole weekend!
There have been a total of two since Wednesday.
But that was before the weekend, wasn't it?

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I think one was on Saturday, but I haven’t kept notes. :-)

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That's good news. Means that there are ways to stop spammers in their tracks :D

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Commander McLane wrote:Hmmm, the change seems to work. No new spammers over the whole weekend!

Congratulations! :D

(Though the Clock-Tower becomes a bit too peaceful now. I hope we won't start aiming at each other instead... :?)
Erm... CH pseudo-spammed on http://www.aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?p=40556#40556 !
I won't cut down a comrade, but do you mind terribly if I strike at - or at least tap lightly on - his neck with my sword's mine? Just to keep in practice? :cry:
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I'm obviously not one of them.

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Rxke wrote:That's good news. Means that there are ways to stop spammers in their tracks :D
Not really. If it catches on, it’ll be worth their while to attack reCAPTCHA. (The easiest way is to copy the image and use it as a CAPTCHA for a free porn site.)

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Cmdr. Maegil wrote:
Commander McLane wrote:I hope we won't start aiming at each other instead... :?)
Erm... CH pseudo-spammed on http://www.aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?p=40556#40556 !
I won't cut down a comrade, but do you mind terribly if I strike at - or at least tap lightly on - his neck with my sword's mine? Just to keep in practice? :cry:
That's exactly what I was talking about.

Peace, guys, peace! :wink:

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http://aegidian.org/bb/profile.php?mode ... ile&u=1888 looks suspect IMO.
As does http://aegidian.org/bb/profile.php?mode ... ile&u=1889 but I might just have an itchy trigger finger! :wink:
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1889 looks a definite to me, you can just smell 'em!
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Googling the names, 1888 looks OK... but 1889 is a non-posting member on soooo many forums (fora? forae? dang) all over the world it's either one of the planet's foremost polyglot polymaths, or a spambot.

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Okay, since it's all quiet on the western front, here's some retro-kills:
http://aegidian.org/bb/profile.php?mode ... file&u=994
Username: RClark
Website: dead link to 'propecia.html'
<proot> FWWWWwwwwwoooooooooooooooooosssssssshhhhhhhhhh!!!!
http://aegidian.org/bb/profile.php?mode ... file&u=618
Username: Ikopar
Website: dead link to 'ultram.html'
<proot> FWWWWwwwwwoooooooooooooooooosssssssshhhhhhhhhh!!!!
http://aegidian.org/bb/profile.php?mode ... file&u=508
Username: rxufe
Website: dead link to 'you're-in-love.html'
<proot> FWWWWwwwwwoooooooooooooooooosssssssshhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Sorry, I was getting the jitters

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