I watched a friend register here on Dfans a few weeks ago and Captcha ran her through 5 or 6 screens of picking out rivers and storefronts, etc.. so I was impressed with the amount of hoops you have to jump through to register.
Some bot posting 16 pages worth of ads (that you couldn't buy anything from if you wanted to) feels a lot more like a denial of service attack rather than any genuine attempt to sell black magic spirit pandas or w/e they are advertising atm.
This would be a good time to check some security logs and see what else they have been up to... The raptors are testing the fences and it's time to beef up security in the park.
May be the black magic spirit panda can help fend off the raptors XD
Well yes I'm a bit disappointed also. The promised money from the heritage i expected didn't arrive yet, i didn't gain any muscles, my penis didnt grow to elephant size and the black magic specialist didn't fix my love problems.
captcha is useless. That's why. You need more than that.
Just my personal opinion that has nothing to do with Dfans Services and upcoming improvements!
Interessting point from you. I think personally the reCaptcha Service from google is working pretty fine. In my mainjob i have to maintain different plattforms and we are pretty satisified with it. And if the bots don't cycle the registration through proxys and proxy networks, it is almost pretty easy to identify recurring ip adresses within the registration process and drop them if you operate on core or root base.
Well yes a "Non-bot confirmation" before every post in this boards might result in more and more people NOT posting stuff cause they don't feel comfortable with captures.
Belive me we discussed many things e.g. captchas for registration, non links allowed in posts before a user has more than xx posts and some things more. At the moment the devs work on the integrated anti spam system behind DFans. Some things might change in the future an be better.
There still more spam gets filterd than posted and the real numbers of spam, users don't see, are incredible.