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Today, we claim victory over the spam bots

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

If you've paid attention to the Members page, you've seen how many spam registrations this site has got in recent times. They just love to take advantage of the weak captchas and outdated software that this site has been running for the past 8 years or so. In the past there have been times where we were seeing hundreds of spam registrations per day. Luckily most of them were stopped by the second level of defense of captchas when submitting a post.

But recently I've implemented a new authentication system which requires a reCaptcha to be solved upon registration, and the spam registrations have just stopped dead in their tracks! :D

Now, because of this I've taken off captchas when making posts in all parts of the site: forums, requests, recordings, etc. So there may be the stray spambot that had already made an account returning and not having a captcha to get through.

Next up, we will open up the new community forum! :D

Make Gametabs Great Again™

Rook

Location: US

Joined: Jun 21 2011

Make Gametabs Great Again™

I'm so excited!!!

thedstring

Nate Brooks

Location: Utah

Joined: Jan 05 2011

I'm so excited!!!

Sweet Victory

Let us take a moment to

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Let us take a moment to remember our dear friend the Snail Bot and it's many years of service for us all...

Okay time for some cake!

Spambots, begone ! *dramatic

TheDoomOfAllFires

VG Maniak

Location: France

Joined: Aug 26 2008

Spambots, begone ! *dramatic music*

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https://www.youtube.com/c/VGManiak

i just deleted a spam, i

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

i just deleted a spam, i forgot to ban the account before doing it though sorry!

YEAAAAH :D

hashel

Location: Liège (Belgium)

Joined: Mar 04 2008

YEAAAAH :D

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GREAT

gudz

Location: Italy

Joined: Nov 14 2012

Great job Archard :D

Down with the spams

johnbie

John Lee

Location: Korea, South

Joined: Sep 17 2015

At last, the spammers are gone, or are they?

Great job btw. Looking forward to the next new changes.

I have a suggestion. Could we create a section in submissions for approved and denied tabs? That way it is easier for the mods to tell whether they should check on the tab, or if they can just skip it.

Re: Down with the spams

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

johnbie said

I have a suggestion. Could we create a section in submissions for approved and denied tabs? That way it is easier for the mods to tell whether they should check on the tab, or if they can just skip it.

On the new forum, we can definitely implement that.

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DANG