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Mon, 2013-06-17 10:45
Final Boss
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Is there no way we can stop these bots? Captcha or reCaptcha on the account creation?

Mon, 2013-06-17 17:53
Anuttymous
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We have Captcha. I'm starting to think these bots are actually people spending 5 minutes of their life actively trying to spam.

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Mon, 2013-06-17 17:56
ThisisSakon
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They've gotten really bad lately. Can you guys see what IP these 'bots' are coming from? Is it the same place?

Mon, 2013-06-17 20:23
Guitarweeps
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A few days ago I got three different "bots" that all created accounts 2 weeks ago and then made posts around the same time, some of which were responses on the other's thread. So that kind of goes towards what Nutty said...

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Mon, 2013-06-17 20:32
Pichoro
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I wouldn't bet on your bots being actual humans bent on torturing you.

Do you guys IP block?

Mon, 2013-06-17 22:23
Anuttymous
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Not as far as I know. I've asked Rusty to check in on this thread, he ought to know. Hopefully, we're able to move to a better website one day, and use some better forum software.

Anuttymous the Gathering
Anonymous + nutty = A-nutty-mous (no mice involved)
Ask me if you need any help

Tue, 2013-06-18 00:23
Pichoro
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Odds are, if you ever make the jump, you'll lose everything behind. Also, you'd need to do a whole new install. You can't just enable sourceforge's phpBB, because you can't do anything (and I do mean anything) to customize it.

There's no reason you guys couldn't be doing IP blocking, though.