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Thats three nights now that I have looked at the newest member link at the bottom of the forum index to find that the newest member has a p0rn or dating site as their web url.

They never make a post and don't show up on the members list.

I was wondering if anybody else had spotted any, and what happens when they don't post?

Newest member : chellls ( p0rn url )

A few nights ago newest member Dan-James ( dating url )
...and just before him was a different new member with the same url.

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A while back the phpbb forums were getting hit with russian porn and dating sites in the new members urls. All the urls ended in .ru

Looks like the same thing is happening again.

Tony should add a visual confirmation to the registration process if possible as these new members are most likely being added by a script.

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Hi Joseph Sprint,
Thanks for pointing it out.
I have purposely set the memberslist to only include active members, people who have posted.
So that should remove much of the benefit of being a member if you are just trying to get higher site rank without actively contributing.

I will look at using the visual conformation to registration and not displaying newest members until they have posted.

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Ah oh, the porn bots have been deployed . . . whats that link again?

Sigh

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The visual checking and display of active members only, are now in place.
Lets hope that stops the spam registrations.

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Something similar was happening a few months ago Josepth, I'm surprised I missed these ones though, I'm normally like a bloodhound as Tony will testify Smile

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I administer another phpBB board and the situation is exactly the same on that one - not necessarily p0rn sites, but nearly always Russian.

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Quote:
The visual checking and display of active members only, are now in place.

What a guy! Wink

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Joseph Sprint wrote:
What a guy! Wink

...smoke him a kipper; he'll be back for breakfast Laughing out loud (for Red Dwarf fans only)

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This is not a daffodil

My strategy is so simple an idiot could have devised it!

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Rimmer: "Well thankfully Holly is unaffected."

Right; that's enough - let's try and save this thread from eternal damnation Wink

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Tony wrote:
The visual checking and display of active members only, are now in place.

Quite a bit off topic, but I'm interested never the less: How did you do it? I'd like to implement such a visual checking on my home page. Ist that a phpBB hack? Where can I find it?

Thanks!

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Hi rck,
The visual checking is an option in the admin panel of the newer versions.
Under: General Admin -> Configuration -> Enable Visual Confirmation

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Thank you so much!

I guess, I have some code-reading to do Laughing out loud