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Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome

Posted by Maurice Makaay 
Re: Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome
November 06, 2010 06:37PM
Hi,

We've started getting a high number of automated registrations recently and was hoping to use the registration part of this module alone.

Since enabling the module all new posts in the forum are being marked as un-approved.

I set the module options to disable all hurdles under both the new posts section and pm section, and the enabled the multiple post, HTML check, and capture hurdles under the registration section. When I saved the module settings I did get a warning about the posting.tpl within the active template, but I don't see that should be an issue as the posting section is disabled.

I would really appreciate any suggestions as this module would be perfect for keeping the bot registrations down.

Thanks, Jon.
Re: Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome
November 06, 2010 06:42PM
I tested it in my local Phorum installation, but was unable to reproduce the behavior.

My first suggestion would be to upgrade to the recent Phorum 5.1.16-RC1, since the module is included in that release and has been tested thoroughly.


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
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Re: Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome
November 06, 2010 06:47PM
Wow, now that's a response time :D

Thanks for your suggestion Maurice, I'll copy the site down to my local server and try the upgrade.. I'll post back if I still have problems.

Thanks again for your quick response.
Re: Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome
November 06, 2010 07:02PM
Yeah, sorry, it took me 5 minutes. Next time I'll try to be a bit faster ;-)


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
my blog linkedin profile secret sauce
Re: Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome
November 07, 2010 10:42PM
Hi Maurice,

I worked the problem out and just though I would let you know the solution FYI.

I upgraded a local copy of the site and still had the problem, so I started digging around. The module admin had complained at a missing hook:

	{HOOK "tpl_editor_before_textarea"}

So being lazy I just added that to the top of the template, this obviously wasn't the correct thing to do. I've now moved it to a position more inline with emerald and bingo, mod working perfectly.

As an enhancement it would be nice if the module had a top level condition to check if any hurdles are active, and if not skip all processing. It would help with dodgy templates and have a small performance benefit.
Re: Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome
January 04, 2011 12:21PM
Hi Maurice,

I published a new version of my German Language Files Package which includes also translations for you module in two character sets iso-8859-1 and utf-8.

Please add the attached language files to the next release of your module and remove maybe existing old style files like german.php oder german-sie.php. Thanks!

Regards
Oliver


Using Phorum since 7/2000: forum.langzeittest.de (actual version 5.2.23)
Modules "Made in Germany" for version 5.2: Author_as_Sender, CarCost, Close_Topic, Conceal_Message_Timestamp,
Format_Email, Index_Structure, Mailing_List, Pervasive_Forum, Spritmonitor, Terms_of_Service and German_Language_Files_Package.
Attachments:
open | download - spamhurdles-german.zip (6 KB)
Re: Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome
November 13, 2011 09:46PM
This works well, generally! However since the previous spam hurdles, and still with this version, I have had a problem:

I would completely disable the 'Spam Hurdles for posting new messages' section, because we only need this to prevent robots from signing up. However despite only enabling the 'Spam Hurdles for user registration' section, we still get the occasional message that is kept in unapproved mode because of spam hurdles somehow thinking it is spam.
Any idea what may cause this?

Using version 5.2.16.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/13/2011 09:47PM by kswift.
Re: Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome
December 27, 2011 06:08PM
Is there a quick and easy way to have the CAPTCHA on login pages? Right now, I have it set so its above every text-text box (new posts, replies) which does appear to be doing the job.. I just wonder if it wouldn't work just as well on login without having it for every post.

Thanks!

[Sorry, I posted this in the wrong section!]

~ Be Kind, Please Rewind! ~



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2011 05:57PM by Fade2k.
Re: Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome
December 09, 2012 07:25PM
I am having a problem with Spam Hurdles. When I go to the "Create a new profile" page it prints the following line on the page about a billion times:
Notice: String offset cast occurred in /opt/lampp/htdocs/forum/mods/spamhurdles/api.php on line 771

Line 771 in api.php is:
            $scrambled{(((int)$scramblePassword{$k}) * $numberOfRows) + $i} = $escaped{$k};

I don't even pretend to know php, so I don't know what's causing that issue.

I'm using the latest version of phorum and spam hurdles. I can provide any additional information on request.

Thanks,
Corey
Re: Module: Spam Hurdles 2, release candidate - testers welcome
December 09, 2012 08:11PM
using the latest version of spamhurdles hopefully means that you use the one distributed with phorum, not the one from this thread, right?


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