Forum Registration re-enabled

Registration re-enabled.

Due to a self degrading spammer, creating 30 manual forum accounts from 7AM to 11AM today, forum registration is now disabled.

Once the spammer gets a real job, and/or moves on, we’ll reopen forum registration again.

Spammers details (- any ip spoofing):



Hi Fourdee,

There has been a lot of junk mail in this forum recently - you likely haven’t seen much of it as I have been deleting it whilst you’re asleep in England :slight_smile:

John

Hi John,

Yep, thank you, much appreciated.
I’ve set new member registration to admin auth only, will prevent spammers creating accounts.

Hmmm … DietPi Community Forum - Welcome to the DietPi OS Community Forum :question:

F*** off for ditry forum spam bots!

Hmmm … DietPi Community Forum - Welcome to the DietPi OS Community Forum :question:

off for ditry forum spam bots![/quote]

Hehe, this one got through the net:

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:40 pm

Wow, annoying:

Joanneasype

Posts: 1
Joined: 17 Mar 2017, 13:46

Here are sleeper spam agent in a line … what a hell!

After @johnvick must delete up to 60 posting form a single Spambot (user account: ‘Dennisinish’), scattered all over the whole forum,
I have decided, to banning some prospective sleeping Spambots user accounts:

Heaney
Landcastle
maxmarker
Barbarasunab
Richarden
robonxt
adyve
inafico
dean1965
david1965
farmaciarxgeX
AnnaHype
Robertdew
ribet88
agenbola303
CeyFed
Eugeneheva
IrkaTomy
MarianaEn
CamoronOt
AngieSego
KaterinaFup
DavidBrory
Geraldnit
Williehot
Dazzairo
WillieEnutt
Williamingem
Strejoby
DavidInAsy
BrandiPa
CherylKax
Geralddum
Judsonbossy
ewiwo
Jimmynen
GabrielMumma
Eprousa
GroverHics
nohnigeCyncyj72
Stefanie K
Quelmbaibia
Gestfow
Richardsces
AksanaHaive
AlenkaHaive
Thomasvar
Calvinspest
JosephPiork56
Eugenenok
CurtisNoms
Nikelric
Davidbraiz
Randalllfam
Jasonjense
LillianEmuth
szabobalazs
ytysun
Edwardbig
ijeqicuniur
Dennisinish
RubenBroom
Masterbigru
MarryPhild
akula
Davidsob
RobertMoulk
LorrineOn
Brianton
Joycezet
RonaldDuh
Emilipheyi
GitaBast

Certainly we have some more here …

@johnvick:
great job - sorry for your effort

@Fourdee:
will prefer you delete this user accounts and every account, which has no login or just a single login direct after registration.
Unfortunately I can’t do this. So it’s up to you- sorry for your effort.

I can only hope this will help to keep our forum clean.

Thanks guys,

I did look at limiting new users to 1 post, and flagging it as requiring mod to verify.

But, this option is not available:
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1440645#p8658995

Server is running 3.0.10-4:
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1440645#p8580655

Either PHPBB has a flaw/backdoor, or, recaptcha is now completely useless. :frowning:

yes, useless:

Thanks, users deleted.

Hi John,

We have to say thanks to you for keeping up this forum as clean as possible.

You are solid as a rock! It’s a pleasure to have you on board.
Keep up the good work.

cu
k-plan

Thanks k-plan.

Yep, many thanks to you both for keeping this forum clean.

Recapture didn’t reduce spam account creation, so now we are trying Q+A for registration.

Ideally, the forum needs upgrading to improve anti-spam features, but I simply don’t have the time at the moment.

No problem …

Nice! Let’s see, what will happend
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