Board Logo

 Username:    Password:    Stay logged in: Welcome Guest. Please Login or Register.  Feb 19th, 2018, 2:10pm


« Previous Topic | Next Topic »
Pages: 1  Notify Send Topic Print
 thread  Author  Topic: Security validation for guest posting - Done  (Read 4064 times)
miana
Member


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 41
xx Re: Security validation for guest posting (Noted)
« Reply #7 on: May 14th, 2006, 03:44am »

Wow, that was a fast noted. Looking forward to this feature. cheesy
User IP Logged

Gizzy
Graphics Designer cool
Conforums Administrator


member is offline

Avatar

Feeling : Happy :)


Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 3423
xx Re: Security validation for guest posting (Noted)
« Reply #8 on: May 16th, 2006, 08:47am »

on May 14th, 2006, 03:44am, miana wrote:
Wow, that was a fast noted. Looking forward to this feature. cheesy


Just because a topic is noted doesn't mean it will automatically be added wink, it just means it has more of a chance of being added.
User IP Logged

I love Conforums smiley

User Image
kady
Member


member is offline

Avatar




Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 63
xx Re: Security validation for guest posting - Done
« Reply #9 on: Aug 13th, 2015, 2:57pm »

Not sure if what is in place is what was suggested here, but I think the image has to be a lot harder to read. We have recently had an onslaught of guest bots replying to random threads (on both forums I'm an admin of), and I feel like a more difficult image system would help cut this down. I logged out to look at what guests currently have to do, and any robot with the right programming could type the letters and numbers that are displayed.

I've seen the following on a lot of other sites, and I feel like the image on the right might be a bit more secure...

User Image
« Last Edit: Aug 13th, 2015, 2:58pm by kady » User IP Logged

Dalton
Ex-Shiny Gold Star Club Member
Conforums Administrator


member is offline

Avatar



AIM
Homepage PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 1777
xx Re: Security validation for guest posting - Done
« Reply #10 on: Aug 14th, 2015, 7:59pm »

Quote:
and any robot with the right programming could type the letters and numbers that are displayed.


As someone who wrote his masters thesis on computer vision and spent over a year testing its limitations for that thesis, I can assure you our captcha is more than adequate.

Most captcha breaking is done by firms in developing nations where workers a hundred or so an hour for an individual captcha type in order to exhaust the possibilities.


On that same note, a lot of times what folks mistake for bots are actually outsourced human farms in those same developing nations that troll the comment sections of websites and forums to post content various companies and individuals pay for.

These folks post link ridden advertisements on various boards in order to try and generate revenue.

Some examples of this

http://www.paidforumposting.com/content/
http://kickstartyourforums.com/portal/hiring.php
http://updateseolink.blogspot.com/2013/07/top-high-pr-9-pr-0-dofollow-forum.html


If your forum is being targeted by these types of people (Often boards with broad focuses covered or obscure interests are) then I would honestly reccomend disabling guest posting.
« Last Edit: Aug 14th, 2015, 8:09pm by Dalton » User IP Logged

User Image
Pages: 1  Notify Send Topic Print
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »

Back To Top
Donate $6.99 for 50,000 Ad-Free Pageviews!

| |

This forum powered for FREE by Conforums ©
Sign up for your own Free Message Board today!
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Conforums Support | Parental Controls