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Antispam

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:24 am
by kgschlosser
I am testing out some anti spam software. I am going to disable the recaptcha and see if this thing works as advertised. I apologize if anything manages to make it in. But I have to test it out. I have been banging my head against the wall with this. I have already changed the post limit for new users to 10 to try and minimize any getting through but i fell this is way to high a number and I would like to lower it back to 3. Having a Q&A that is cryptic enough to not allow the spam bots in becomes a pain for new users. I would like to not have to use it. The reCaptcha is a joke and it allows to many spam bots in.

The new system works against a database of known spam bots and sops them as they register. and if the IP is in the list it doesn't even allow them to see the website/forum.

Re: Antispam

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:24 pm
by kgschlosser
well I am guessing this thing is running properly.

230 Blocked spam bots in 14ish hours
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Re: Antispam

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:31 pm
by kgschlosser
wow we have had 523 spam hits that have been filtered through this new service in a tad over 48 hours... That is pretty significant. I am thinking we should go for the gold on this one.. it's a cost of 8 dollars USD per year. Need to know if that is acceptable from the financial coordinator but to also if everyone else is OK with it.

Re: Antispam

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:20 pm
by jonib
I'm all for better anti-spam, as long as it doesn't block legitimate users.

And $8 a year don't seem too bad, but I'm not handling the finances.

jonib

Re: Antispam

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:25 am
by kgschlosser
it seems to be good. I have been checking the names they are trying to register with and the countries the IP's belong to and it seems to be right.

Re: Antispam

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:26 am
by kgschlosser
in 4 days we have been hit with 945 spambots

Re: Antispam

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:17 am
by kgschlosser
The antispam by CleanTalk seems to be working very well. couple of days over a month and it has blocked 7024 spambots. A couple have made it through but not many. I am happy thus far with the results. Well worth the money.

Re: Antispam

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:57 pm
by zian
Hi again,
What does blocked/hit spambots mean?
They tried to register? Or post?

Re: Antispam

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:16 pm
by zian
zian wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:57 pm
Hi again,
What does blocked/hit spambots mean?
They tried to register? Or post?
Nevermind.
I think I understand.

From your first post Kev you wanted to change all this to stop being a pain for new users.
I am all for that. I am also all for less work on "us" admins that need to change the old style counter measures Q&A once (I think) a human programs the bots to know the answer.

Back to the PITA for new users... so what?
It's a one time deal. Might take a few tries. But isn't registering here worth it? lol
But the old way seemed to work decently for a few weeks/months before the Q&A needed to be changed again.

But whatever you guys decide is fine by me.
I am still looking to get all of EG.net off my hands and into others.

ps... google adsense "income" and general site traffic seems to have declined steady over last few months.
But still $8 a month for keeping spam out is fine by me. Adsense should cover that easily.
Thanks for looking into this K.

Re: Antispam

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:29 pm
by kgschlosser
I can check the traffic and see what is going on. I wonder if the bots actually generated revenue. LOL wouldn't that be funny.

You also have to remember we have the loss of .com, .org and .de thrown in the mix there as well. I am not sure if that has caused any user drop at all.

Re: Antispam

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:51 pm
by kgschlosser
ok i took a look. and we have had a fall off in users. I am unsure of hat the cause is because the analytics i am using show website hits in general. and the new antispam doesn't stop the bots from visiting, it only stops them from registering an account on phpbb. so they still count as a hit. I think it could be because of the loss of the 3 domains. when did go daddy get shutdown? was it around mid-late January??

Re: Antispam

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:11 pm
by zian
I will take a closer look and maybe get some screen shots.
I recall looking at a years long graph and it was pretty spikey in general but trending down for quite some time. A year or more. Not months. I imagine the absent domains have something to do with it more recently.

I believe you should have access to the adsense account and this info too.


So spambots bring in extra revenue? That's wild.
And if so... cool.