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Eradicating spambots

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Eradicating spambots
« on: October 08, 2015, 10:37:48 AM »
I think the kayin forums did this, where your account is deleted if you don't make a post within a week or something. You could do that to get rid of bots. Maybe make a thread for it and tell the person when they create their account.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2015, 04:38:26 PM by infern0man1 »

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Re: Re: Spambot Report Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 04:17:54 PM »
That wouldn't really work, since there are a fair number of people on here that only lurk and that aren't spambots.

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Re: Re: Spambot Report Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 04:31:18 PM »
Also I'm sure that was just an idea that was passed around but never implemented, or if it was it was reeled back.

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Re: Eradicating spambots
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 07:44:52 PM »
How about generating a random mathematical question or trivia question? With more different possible answers it should be possible to keep out a lot of spambots, and even then if someone doesn't know an answer they can just google it  :atkWaifu:
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Re: Eradicating spambots
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 09:01:25 PM »
I'll write a blog post if everyone is interested in my method of keeping spambots out since it has worked so far. (haven't had a spambot join in 2-3 months.) Though we still have spambots that haven't been deleted yet (around 10K+), and we are still looking to solve it.