E-mail verification works by requiring users to click on a link in an e-mail sent by Frihost. This prevents the creation of spam accounts by slowing down the spammer. Another alternative is to send an account activation code via e-mail which is required to activate or use the account. Many websites such as Facebook uses this feature. The word verification on the account creation page only stops bots from creating spam accounts but not humans. Although spam cannot be completely stopped using this method, it could hopefully reduce the number of spam on Frihost by slowing down spammers. What do you think of this idea?
Is Spam a problem to the FriHost management....?
I think the way users register could be changed a bit to stop spammers to some extent.
However I do think a large amount of spam from Frihost is actually coming from humans rather than bots. I'm sure there are probably a few bots though.
Perhaps when Bondings gets some free time we can work out a new signup system to help cut down on spam.
In the meantime, we'll have to keep dealing with it the old fashioned way. The best way you, as a user can help stop spam is by reporting spam posts and/or the users spamming.
lol theres nothing that can stop them, email verification just makes them lose a litle more time
What I don't like about email verification, captchas etc. is that they makes it harder for real users to sign up too. I think there are other ways to prevent spam that would be more effective.
PeopleSign seems to be getting more common. I noticed that many websites have replaced the traditional Captcha of entering blurred words into using PeopleSign. To me, PeopleSign is more annoying than Captcha although I would prefer PeopleSign.
I personally prefer captcha and email verification to prevent spam. It would also be a great idea if new were not allowed to post a link of any kind unless they have 20 post. This should definitely help.
Besides these spams are not from bots alone, some people do create accounts to spam.
A combination of Google Captcha and a few easy to answer questions would be fine. It worked on my own forum
Got me mad a bit...Seen many spammers recently...Why so many spammers just posting random stuff not having anything to do with the thread?
Does frihost really have a spam problem? i haven’t seen nothing that admins should really care,
i noticed the same person with different accounts posting a kind of long post with embedded links
But admins take care of cases like that easy i don’t think is a painful case
any way there are a lot of info’s that can be retrieved to block access to the forum to persons like that, I said forum because I doubt cases like php mass mail etc happen in frihost
I went to the peoplesign site and think it is definitely easier to pass than most captchas. I would prefer that only a single image had to be matched, but if spam attacks are getting through then using two or either three would be reasonable.
I clicked on the "learn more about this picture" link and was taken to a sales site which seems unrelated. That left me with a bad impression, which the company ought to avoid in view of the fact that their solution is proprietary and adopters will need to trust that they will continue to play fair in the future. On the other hand the "what is this" link lead to a very useful faq page.