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Registration Spam
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I have an older site that is on GLinks. It's being hit by registration spam. How do I stop this? Is there a setting, a plugin or something?

Thanks!
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Hi,

Do you have the "registration code" enabled? That normally works pretty well for me

Cheers

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Thanks Andy,

Do you mean:

user_validation
Does a user have to be validated before they can sign up? This will make Gossamer Links send the user an email with a validation code that they will need to enter before the user is activated.

Or is there something else I am missing?
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Hi,

Yup, thats the one.

Cheers

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My site has the same problem and I used to have 'validation code' enabled, which was generating 'undeliverable email' messages due to the type of non existent spam email addresses being used.


I switched to 'not send validation code' to stop the 'undeliverable email messages' because I was concerned that the hosting provider would flag my site as sending spam in the form of validation code emails that were 'bouncing'


Is there a solution to this?
Colin Thompson
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Hi,

I found myself in the same situation for past couple of weeks, unfortunately turning off email confirmation wasn't an option so I had to come up with something else. And the result is captcha plugin which takes advantage of Google's reCAPTCHA API.

Simple, fast and no additional software needed ;)

You can find more info here: http://www.gossamer-threads.com/...eeded._%3D)_P314117/

Cheers,
Boris

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I'm using the latest links and wondering if it is possible to add reCAPTCHA to a link directory without a plugin?
http://www.hopeforyou.com

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How do you mean without a plugin?

To edit the core code of GLinks? It's definitely possible but i don't advise you to do that!

Cheers,
Boris

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I hacked in my own captcha.... you have to add two numbers together.

You can see it in action here:

http://www.bcdb.com/bcdb/problem13.cgi?g=Report&ID=13

I also use a javascript captcha, you can D/L that here:

http://www.archreality.com/jcap/

But it looks like that site is down and out for the count....

OK, I found this, I think this is the same js...

http://bitdesigner.com/blog/jcap-captcha-validation-javascript-2004-10-12
dave

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