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ivibes
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Joined: 30/04/2006 14:38:45
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Do you want to see the code in my config.inc.php file ?

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Ok email me you config file to webmaster@carbonize.co.uk

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ivibes
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Ok, i mailed my config.inc.php file...

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Could always do it over pm's.
I think they are enabled for all users not just mod's.

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Joined: 03/05/2006 17:15:13
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Nice job on the mod. I'm new to all of this and was getting very aggrevated with our cub scout web guest book being spammed.
sid.mohanty
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Thanks for the excellent work for modifications in the code. I modified the code and it worked very fine, and i received no spam bot entries for some time. But after some days the "fixed word" also is being tracked and the same problem of Machine entries follow posting in my guest book.
Can u help me in creating a randomly generated word for human verification. thats the only solution to it.
I am using advanced guest book 2.3.1
Would be a great relief if i can solve this problem.
thanks in advance
Carbonize
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Update to 2.4.1 as it uses CAPTCHA (the poster has to type in some characters that appear in an image).

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nucleusrt
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Joined: 28/05/2006 06:09:20
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finally! . . . .
I've been getting about 20 - 30 spam entries a day for the past two weeks. None of the anti-spam mods I used worked. So, I finally did the verification mod, . . . and not one spam entry in three days!!
Let's hope it stays that way.

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stinkywea
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Joined: 12/09/2006 17:14:43
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I've put the human verification test on my guestbook, but I'm still getting spam. Any other recommendations? How hard is the image thing to do, I'm not too good at this stuff. I'm just running a basic guestbook as a remembrance to a friend who got killed.
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Updating to 2.4.1 is relatively simple. The instructions are in the forum somewhere.

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stinkywea
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I am using godaddy.com servers, and Advance guestbook was an add-on. Does this make a difference? As I stated earlier, I know hardly anything about this stuff.
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No you just need to copy database information from the config.inc.php file you have now to the one that comes with 2.4.1. hen upload 2.4.1 and run update_db.php that is found in the misc folder of 2.4.1.

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Trucoto
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Joined: 15/09/2006 21:17:44
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I'm using 2.4.1 with captchas. It worked stopping spam during a long time, but now somehow spammers are getting through this as well. Is it possible that they worked out all possibly images and now they pass automatically the test or something? Any ideas or suggestions?
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There will always be sad people who sit there and manually enter spam. Or are we talking about comment spam as opposed to entry spam?

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Trucoto
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I'm talking about entry spam (comments are password protected, and they never appear as spam). I'm pretty sure it's not manually entered, as I began to receive 10-20 daily, when before they were mostly stopped by the captchas. I don't think it's even a single guy doing it; seems more like the dam is broken and the water is pouring in. Perhaps if there were some way to stop spam by words... the guestbook has an option to censor single words, but it would be very useful to prevent posts based on words, or regular expressions. For example, if I could avoid whole posts that contain "phentermine", or variations of it, that would be a great solution.
On the other hand, the other day I read somewhere, in some tecnical news site (Slashdot or similar), that spammers began to hire people to solve captchas; that way the real people are part of an automated process for spamming, really discouraging. If that's the truth behind what I am experimenting, we're completely lost, and the only solution would be to reject posts based on patterns like poker, phentermine, viagra or whatever word variation may occur.
 
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