Country-wide ban

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Country-wide ban

Post by heruca » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:44 pm

Due to the number of spambot accounts signing up here with email addresses ending in "@mail.ru", I've just banned forum registration for anyone trying to create an account with an email address that ends that way. I hope it helps cut down on the spam.
:arrow: Please help spread the word about BRPG and BGE, and never hesitate to tell me how I can make them better suit your gaming needs.

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Post by Full Bleed » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:38 pm

For what it's worth, due to the amount of spam that's been hitting lately, I did a spam check on the site and got these results:
Report for http://battlegroundsgames.com/phpBB2

Check started: 2007-01-10 23:27:08
Anti-spam weaknesses found:
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'phpBB' in URL
memberlist.php is present
Links in memberlist
Emails in memberlist
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SPAM points: 7
7 points puts the site in a high-risk category according to the site that ran the check.

Here is a link to a phpbb forum post with a number of anti-spam mods you might consider using to beef things up around here: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=393503

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Post by heruca » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:47 pm

I've already got one or two anti-spam mods in place, but I guess I need more.

I also need to update to the latest version of phpBB2, but that won't happen until after the next BRPG release.
:arrow: Please help spread the word about BRPG and BGE, and never hesitate to tell me how I can make them better suit your gaming needs.

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