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Ole Juul
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Forum Accessibility

Postby Ole Juul » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:18 pm

Normally when one is a regular reader of a forum one wouldn't start on the index page. That would be most tedious and difficult since recent and active discussions is what is of interest. In the case of this forum the entry page would be this:
search.php?search_id=active_topics
Unfortunately with the low traffic here the 7 day default sometimes shows nothing. I'd suggest changing it to something longer, perhaps even a year, in order to make the forum more readable.

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Re: Forum Accessibility

Postby verax » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:43 pm

I personally always use the 'unread posts' page, but yes, the home page is not very useful to members. Recent activity makes it so they get to the activity faster.

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Re: Forum Accessibility

Postby chip » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:17 am

I still need to look into this but it is still on my list. Haven't forgotten about it.
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Re: Forum Accessibility

Postby verax » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:36 am

On an accessibility for administrators note, maybe we need to bring back the secret word. Spam sucks.

We can probably put "The secret word is blah" in an image on the front page, I don't think spambots will get past that.

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Re: Forum Accessibility

Postby Nesa » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:45 am

Have you tried stopforumspam.com?

It will search the username, and IP range when they register they have a phpbb mod

http://www.stopforumspam.com/contributions

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Re: Forum Accessibility

Postby JonahAragon » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:02 pm

Nesa wrote:Have you tried stopforumspam.com?

It will search the username, and IP range when they register they have a phpbb mod

http://www.stopforumspam.com/contributions


That would be neat, although the extension is for phpBB 3.0.x, not 3.1.x and was last updated in '09 :( Maybe it could be manually implemented with code like this? https://github.com/HelgeSverre/SpamProtection

We could also setup Akismet (extension); I have a blog that gets a lot of spam comments and that has blocked 100% of them so far. Wouldn't do anything about registrations though.

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Re: Forum Accessibility

Postby theo » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:13 pm

JonahAragon wrote:
Nesa wrote:Have you tried stopforumspam.com?

It will search the username, and IP range when they register they have a phpbb mod

http://www.stopforumspam.com/contributions


That would be neat, although the extension is for phpBB 3.0.x, not 3.1.x and was last updated in '09 :( Maybe it could be manually implemented with code like this? https://github.com/HelgeSverre/SpamProtection

We could also setup Akismet (extension); I have a blog that gets a lot of spam comments and that has blocked 100% of them so far. Wouldn't do anything about registrations though.

Yeah, I think the amount of registrations are much more concerning vs. spam posts from already registered users.

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Re: Forum Accessibility

Postby verax » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:50 pm

theo wrote:Yeah, I think the amount of registrations are much more concerning vs. spam posts from already registered users.


Indeed. Already registered users can be trivially banned.

Does anyone know if there's a way to ban a user and delete all his posts? Some of these bots make more than one post and manually cleaning them up is a pain.

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Re: Forum Accessibility

Postby Nesa » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:08 am

verax wrote:
theo wrote:Yeah, I think the amount of registrations are much more concerning vs. spam posts from already registered users.


Indeed. Already registered users can be trivially banned.

Does anyone know if there's a way to ban a user and delete all his posts? Some of these bots make more than one post and manually cleaning them up is a pain.


I don't think a moderator can if you are an admin you can delete all of a users posts

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Re: Forum Accessibility

Postby verax » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:44 pm

Ok, here's the image I was thinking of
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