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chadeldridge

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Massive number of botted registrations
« on: November 30, 2007, 02:48:45 pm »

All,

I realize this will be fixed in the new version of CMG but I need something to stem the tide until then.  Every day I am getting about 20 - 40 registration confirmation emails from my site from random bots.  I want all my activation requests to come to me in email of course, but I need a way to stop the ability of these bots from completing a registration.  It is my understanding that the new version will have a Capcha image box that will prevent (at least the lesser of the bots) from registering on the site. 

Can anyone provide some help in the mean time?

Chad
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Re: Massive number of botted registrations
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007, 02:50:37 pm »

I guess it would also be helpful if i said I was on version 1.4.14
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Re: Massive number of botted registrations
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007, 02:52:42 pm »

Then apply the captcha mod to the registration process if this bothers you so much.
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Re: Massive number of botted registrations
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 03:28:46 pm »

I wasn't aware there was a capcha mod for 1.4. 
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Re: Massive number of botted registrations
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007, 03:33:25 pm »

The only capcha addon that i see is for comments, my issue is not with comments, but with registrations. 
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Re: Massive number of botted registrations
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007, 03:35:10 pm »

Same plugin.
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Re: Massive number of botted registrations
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 03:57:29 pm »

Thank you very much, both of you.  I have one final question and then i will stop being a noob. 

I have installed the plugin and enabled it.  I now have the "Confirm" box on the registration page, but i have no picture box to confirm with.  So now I can't login at all.  Can you point me in the right direction of how to fix this.  At this point it seems obvious that I am going to have to go to the code.

Chad
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Re: Massive number of botted registrations
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 04:05:01 pm »

Never mind ... stupid question on my part.  Didn't see the readme file in the zip.  Fixed now. 

Thank again very much.

Chad
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