Preventing spam bots

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Preventing spam bots

Post by MysteryFCM » Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:07 pm

Lou,
Any chance of blocking the use of "@" in a username/post/signature? (this will prevent spam bots mining the forums for potential targets).

Perhaps;

For usernames: Disallow completely
For signatures/posts: Auto-replace with [AT] or /AT/ etc ....

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Post by SweetLou » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:18 pm

I really don't see the reason for this. If someone want to put their address out to the public, they are allowed. Any particular reason you want this feature besides wanting to protect other's inbox?
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Post by MysteryFCM » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:32 pm

Nope, just the reason you already mentioned ;) (though if not disallowed, perhaps a note on the forums concerning this should be placed?)

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