Board Modifications - 2/16/2014

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Board Modifications - 2/16/2014

Postby Cralis on Sun 16 Feb 2014 14:32

I want to let everyone know that I'm working on making some changes to the board to prevent spam bots from eating so much bandwidth. While they can't get access (that's why user registration is admin only), they still eat a TREMENDOUS amount of bandwidth just continually hitting the site. It's apparently a problem with forums across the Internet.

I'm trying some methods suggested that may help reduce the flow of bots. If you see anything strange in the board, you can post here to ask or you can wait and it will probably go away as I'm testing stuff.

Thanks!
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Re: Board Modifications - 2/16/2014

Postby SCC on Sun 16 Feb 2014 15:38

Change robots.txt to stop them from reading?
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Re: Board Modifications - 2/16/2014

Postby Cralis on Sun 16 Feb 2014 19:01

SCC wrote:Change robots.txt to stop them from reading?


You really think that the chinese and russian spam bots are going to care what your robots.txt says?
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Re: Board Modifications - 2/16/2014

Postby Cralis on Mon 17 Feb 2014 00:35

I think I have something workable. When you go to login, you will see a button that says "click to login" --- that means you can accept cookies and you click the button to go to the login screen.

An earlier version wasn't working for Safari users. I think I have that fixed.

If anyone has any problems such as not being able to login, please email me at cralis@starfiredesign.com and please let me know.
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Re: Board Modifications - 2/16/2014

Postby Vandervecken on Mon 17 Feb 2014 00:48

I had an issue logging in from work earlier, but now I can. An extra mouse click to help keep the spambots at bay, at least for now, sounds good to me.

Still, later, we'll have to watch out as the Cylons have a PLAN ...
I weary of the chasssse. Wait for me. I will be mercccciful and quick.
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Re: Board Modifications - 2/16/2014

Postby Sunwolf on Mon 17 Feb 2014 17:25

It did log me in put took me to the control panel instead of the board index.
A little odd but fixed with one mouse click
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Re: Board Modifications - 2/16/2014

Postby Cralis on Mon 17 Feb 2014 19:05

Sunwolf wrote:It did log me in put took me to the control panel instead of the board index.
A little odd but fixed with one mouse click


Hmmm... I used some code suggested on the phpBB forum, I'll have to see if I can figure out what the url info means and see if I can put the right information in there.
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Re: Board Modifications - 2/16/2014

Postby Dustin_00 on Mon 17 Feb 2014 23:36

Good luck and hope you can improve things.
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Re: Board Modifications - 2/16/2014

Postby aramis on Sat 19 Sep 2015 03:41

Sunwolf wrote:It did log me in put took me to the control panel instead of the board index.
A little odd but fixed with one mouse click

still having that issue (Mac 10.10, Chrome)
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