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Re: An increasing amount of spam...
« Reply #25 on: 27 May 2011, 01:22:16 »
I have noteced lots of spam being posted, and it takes quite a wile to be removed.

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Re: An increasing amount of spam...
« Reply #26 on: 27 May 2011, 01:55:04 »
I have removed a lot more spam these days, but 2.0 is coming soon. It's not that bad.

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Re: An increasing amount of spam...
« Reply #27 on: 28 May 2011, 02:42:47 »
How do they even get past Captcha? How does cpatcha work? Sometimes even I as a human being cannot figure them out after 10~ tries..

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Re: An increasing amount of spam...
« Reply #28 on: 28 May 2011, 03:26:04 »
How do they even get past Captcha? How does cpatcha work? Sometimes even I as a human being cannot figure them out after 10~ tries..

They probably send something to the server to discover the correct answer.
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Re: An increasing amount of spam...
« Reply #29 on: 28 May 2011, 03:51:00 »
Do some googling. It's all there...usually they recognize the letters somehow, I think. If humans are involved then it's like what Arch said.

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Re: An increasing amount of spam...
« Reply #30 on: 28 May 2011, 06:40:52 »
There's loads of different methods, though they cannot recognize the letters, that much I am sure of.

One of the most common methods is to send the captcha to another website of theirs, be it a porn website, an illegal download website, one of the websites they are advertising, or anything like that, and letting the human who visited that website do the captcha for them. Sadly, there is no real way to prevent that, and before anyone gets their hopes up, while 2.0 has many features that will reduce bots, don't expect to see them gone unless you are willing to accept my hard-on idea which I proposed before: requiring the first post to be approved by a moderator or administrator.
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