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For ERP LN feature pack upgrade, what method of install are you using?
Installation Wizard into existing VRC
35%
Installation Wizard into new VRC
42%
Manual into existing VRC
3%
Manual into new VRC
19%
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Old 2nd October 2008, 01:52
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Angry Registration Bots from @gmail.com/@mail.ru etc

Hi all,

We are getting a very large amount of auto-registrations from spambots over the last couple of hours that are using @gmail.com/net/org or @mail.ru registration addresses. I am therefore banning the entire @gmail.com/net/org & @mail.ru domains temporarily for the use of registering new accounts. This will not affect members already registered with such an e-mail address.
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Old 9th October 2008, 10:07
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How are they passing the image verification test?

I know that some forums keep the text that is in the image somewhere inside the PHP code. I checked BB but I could find the leak.
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Old 9th October 2008, 22:31
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Hi George,

Nothing is hardcoded in the actual source code, the registration bots are just getting smarter all the time with OCR getting better as well. Most CAPTCH)A mechanims of the free e-mail address systems have been cracked by now (gmail, hotmail, ...) so that gives the spammers a wealth of free e-mail addresses to use (see: http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?si...45242&from=rss). I will need to upgrade the board software to the most recent version to make it more difficult for the spammers.
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Angry

And they made a company out of it for blind people!
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How about adding another question to the sign up forum which is similar to:
Quote:
How much is X + Y ?
Of course X & Y should change always.

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Hi George,

I believe such questions are part of the security scheme in the next release of the forum software. So I will implement it in the near future. Nevertheless, even that measure is not abuse-proof unless the questions are formulated in such a way that they can be be answered by using for example rainbow tables.
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More than 2 weeks has passed and I have not seen a spammer!

Good job Pat!
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Hi George,

Thanks. They seem to come in waves so let's not declare victory just yet.
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Hi all,

I am letting @gmail addresses pass again for registration.
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