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Old 12-05-2007, 10:57 AM
Donkey Donkey is offline
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Default Anti-Spam Bot phpBB hack

If you have ever had a phpBB forum you know how bad spam bots can be. They will waste tons of your time, making you have to constantly clean your forum from crap posts.

Well I found a solution that is easy to implement and because everyone can have a different one it is going to be a long time before a spammer can figure a work around. What you do is basically ask a question that only a human at the machine could answer; eg. "What is 3+4?". A actual person should have no problem answering the question but a bot can not, and from my testing it works great.

Here is the great source I stumbled upon that saved my forums:

If you need any assistance deploying this on your forums feel free to PM me.

Capt. Donkey
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:59 AM
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Excellent post !
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:20 AM
Danny40 Danny40 is offline
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That's a brilliant idea! A phpBB forum I moderate has had this problem for a long time.

Great find!
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:02 PM
PtP PtP is offline
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vBulletin has the same mod available for it that I have used for ages, it is available here
Too lazy to make a sig.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:07 PM
idolideas idolideas is offline
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Yes, its nice post the superb idea
thank you Donkey
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