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How to battle spam in phpLD w/o Captcha?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Nima, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Nima

    Nima Well-Known Member

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    #21
    An update on using the jQuery drag and drop method of fighting spam on phpLD (we didn't want to use captcha).
    SEMrush
    Short answer: didn't quite work. Reduced spam by quite a bit but still 30 to 40 spam submissions a month.
     
    Nima, Nov 6, 2012 IP
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    WebsiteDev Peon

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    #22
    I have numerous methods for combating spam, besides the jQuery Slide-Submit plugin. To effectively combat spam you must use multiple approaches.

    It is best to protect both client-side AND server-side. JavaScript is helpful on the client side, but not the server side. Spammers frequently target form-processing scripts, bypassing the client-side protection.

    Is your website a WordPress blog?
     
    WebsiteDev, Nov 6, 2012 IP
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    dvduval Notable Member

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    #23
    Keep in mind there are low paid workers that make like $1-2/hour to submit all day making spamming very affordable to the people paying them.
     
    dvduval, Nov 9, 2012 IP
  4. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #24
    In some cases its probably 1 to 2 dollars a day!
     
    Mia, Nov 9, 2012 IP
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    ghyupdc Peon

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    #25
    If phpld has features like activate email upon registration and you review before publish sites and articles submitted by users, then you should activate that and remove captcha.
     
    ghyupdc, Nov 28, 2012 IP
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    dvduval Notable Member

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    #26
    Also note that you can automate removal. If they have validated their email or paid, the scheduled tasks in the later versions can be set to take care of the removal and on any given day you will have few spam to look at. There is also a mod developer named bruleo that takes this a step further and we will be mentioning this mod in our next email newsletter.
     
    dvduval, Nov 29, 2012 IP
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    #27
    I have started a link directory website about 2 weeks ago in PhpLd V4.0. I was also having captcha integrated and everything was fine but suddenly today I received spam submissions about 250 in few hrs and out of them only 10 were genuine with email verified and 4 looking genuine without email verified. I also sometimes think that people can now these days spam even with a captcha supplied website because I get a lot of submission with same email and very frequently. How to stop those using automated submissions and spamming my website. Please have a look on http://www.cobralinkdirectory.com and let me know if anyone could help me with any suggestion. Thank you.
     
    akabra2k2, Dec 5, 2014 IP
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    dvduval Notable Member

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    #28
    I think you need captcha just like this site or google uses.
     
    dvduval, Dec 8, 2014 IP
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    #29
    But my current captcha is also powerful and is of 7 digits. It is also generated randomly, then how come anyone can break it with softwares.
     
    akabra2k2, Dec 8, 2014 IP
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    I guess its not as "powerful" as you think.
     
    Mia, Dec 10, 2014 IP
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    dvduval Notable Member

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    A registration with more than one step can be helpful or requiring registration or payment.
     
    dvduval, Dec 14, 2014 IP
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