Preventing Spam in phpBB3
Anti-Spam - Customization Database • phpBB (wow is all of that outdated?...it's all for < 3.0.10)...most specifically, I think we need to implement the "Q&A CAPTCHA", but NOT math (like "what is 2+2?"). Ask something like "what does 'AHK' stand for?" -- or even better ask this: "What is the proper case for
AuToHoTKeY?", randomizing the case the script presents to the user...& of course requiring exactly
AutoHotkeyfor the answer...or the example in the topic I linked to...
Q: What are the first three and last three characters of
r7YoPp...simply adding some required Q&A field to the registration form, perhaps along with adding a "don't fill out this field" field, would help. For example, tell humans "do NOT enter a Website/Location upon registering, you can add it later, this step is for Anti-Spam.". If the bots fill out every field, they die. If they fail the Q&A, they die.
This demonstrates/tests different anti-spam techniques...
Phil Crumm's Spam Honeypot (Humans: don't register!)...ANY registrations are spam bots that got thru (or humans that can't read not to register)...
Advanced Block MOD (not updated on phpbb.com yet)
newer versions of Advanced Block MOD - FAQ - Advanced Block MOD • phpBB
Advanced Block MOD 1.1.1 released - View topic • martin-truckenbrodt.com...I have not used/tried it, but it seems that Advanced Block MOD might be a good idea.