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RE: Spam bots, again

We're adding two new plugins to the forums:
* A plugin that prevents posting URLs until you reach at least 5 posts
* A plugin that prevents you from adding a website and sig to your profile before 5 posts

Why I'm unsure if this will stop the spammers, we're hoping it'll slow them down significantly.
01-30-2018, 11:01 PM
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RE: Spam bots, again

That's the sort of thing I was thinking, thanks and good job.

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01-31-2018, 12:20 PM
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RE: Spam bots, again

https://community.tulpa.info/thread-impo...com-tst-11
https not blocked I guess

Hi I'm one of Lumi's tulpas. I like rain and dancing and dancing in the rain and if there's frogs there too that's bonus points.
All of my posts should be read at a hundred miles per hour because that's probably how they were written.
Please talk to me https://community.tulpa.info/thread-ask-lumi-s-tulpas
02-07-2018, 08:23 AM
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RE: Spam bots, again

That or links in title aren't blocked.

Host: Jean-luc (plain-colored text)
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Ain't that just fantitiliantastic!
I host a podcast called Tulpaudcast.
and ramble crazily about everything while walking on Jean-luc walking.
02-07-2018, 10:00 AM
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RE: Spam bots, again

The plugin is weird or not working properly.

So far we've added a couple more security questions, instead of the default "2+2=" we asked what this community is about (tulpas!) and some things about the alphabet.

I'm also going to add a plugin that auto-bans anyone who makes their first 1-2 posts with certain key words that the spammers tend to use.

Also our captcha broke. Probably another reason they're getting in en masse. I'll be working to fix it this weekend.
02-08-2018, 10:49 PM
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RE: Spam bots, again

(02-08-2018, 10:49 PM)Pleeb Wrote: So far we've added a couple more security questions, instead of the default "2+2=" we asked what this community is about (tulpas!) and some things about the alphabet.

Speaking from experience as a frustrated user unable to sign up because they expected me to capitalize something in the answer, please make sure it's forgiving ("tulpa", "Tulpa", "tulpas","tulpae", "TULPA") and be specific ("In one word, what is this community about?"). Otherwise you'll get this:

   

Also, please include some way to get help eg. "email tulpa-dot-info-is-awesome@example.com if you have trouble signing up"

Host: Jean-luc (plain-colored text)
Tulpas: Snow & Henry
Choose your tulpas' colors here!
Click here if you'd like a changing avatar like mine!
Ain't that just fantitiliantastic!
I host a podcast called Tulpaudcast.
and ramble crazily about everything while walking on Jean-luc walking.
02-08-2018, 11:23 PM
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RE: Spam bots, again

(02-08-2018, 11:23 PM)jean-luc Wrote: Speaking from experience as a frustrated user unable to sign up because they expected me to capitalize something in the answer, please make sure it's forgiving ("tulpa", "Tulpa", "tulpas","tulpae", "TULPA") and be specific ("In one word, what is this community about?"). Otherwise you'll get this:



Also, please include some way to get help eg. "email tulpa-dot-info-is-awesome@example.com if you have trouble signing up"

Good ideas, I'll also add a link to our Contact Box on the security questions page this weekend, for those having issues signing up.

Here's what I have for that question so far.


EDIT: A note, (I believe, from my limited testing) our security questions are case-insensitive.


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02-09-2018, 01:37 AM
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RE: Spam bots, again

you should uh... replace tulpaforce with tulpamancy...

Hi I'm one of Lumi's tulpas. I like rain and dancing and dancing in the rain and if there's frogs there too that's bonus points.
All of my posts should be read at a hundred miles per hour because that's probably how they were written.
Please talk to me https://community.tulpa.info/thread-ask-lumi-s-tulpas
02-09-2018, 01:54 AM
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RE: Spam bots, again

Done!
02-09-2018, 02:02 AM
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RE: Spam bots, again

Okay, I've added an anti-spam plugin that auto-bans anyone who posts suspicious looking threads as their very first post. So if you sign up, and make a topic with a website in the title, or with certain keywords that spammers are using, you'll be auto-banned. The banned message will link you to the contact box (which banned people can post in) to appeal the ban, for any possible false-positives.
02-11-2018, 10:04 PM
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