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DaFace
02-02-2011, 03:40 PM
From what I can tell, re-CAPTCHA (the human verification system we use for new users) has been cracked. Translating that for non-techies, spam-bots have been registering and spamming stuff all over the place. There are literally hundreds over a thousand new users registered in the past week, and we've been killing spammers left and right.

It's going to take some time to 1) clean all the crap out and 2) figure out how to keep them out in the future, so for the short-term, NEW USER REGISTRATIONS ARE MODERATED. You'll be able to register, but we will have to manually approve new users, so there might be a delay before you'll get your "approval" email.

Also, there may be some causalities of newly-registered users who haven't posted yet while we're pruning off some of the spam accounts. If you find your account gets deleted, please just try to re-register. To be safe, feel free to send an email to the mods using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom to make sure we approve your account.

And now back to your regularly-scheduled programming...

EDIT:

I've now dumped a TON of users with little or no posts - mostly those who either registered in 2011 or haven't been active in over a year. If you happen to be a real lurker who got dumped, I assure you it wasn't personal. Just sign up for a new account. You'll be able to use the same email address you signed up with before.

For now, normal registration (non-moderated) is back on, and I've changed from the CAPTCHA to a Q&A.

bevischief
02-02-2011, 03:42 PM
I have never tried Spam before.

Pestilence
02-02-2011, 03:42 PM
Fucking n00b bitches.

bevischief
02-02-2011, 03:43 PM
Explains a lot of the recent threads...

Bowser
02-02-2011, 03:44 PM
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Pants
02-02-2011, 03:44 PM
Hey, DaFace, not sure how you can implement it, but I recently registered on a website that had a couple of really easy logic questions that no way could be answered by a bot. These had to be answered during the registration process, obviously.

Samples:

X+Y=11
X=6
What is Y?

Or what is your father's brother to you?
Answer: Uncle

Stuff like that.

WV
02-02-2011, 03:44 PM
Explains a lot of the recent threads...

:)

DaFace
02-02-2011, 03:46 PM
Hey, DaFace, not sure how you can implement it, but I recently registered on a website that had a couple of really easy logic questions that no way could be answered by a bot. These had to be answered during the registration process, obviously.

Samples:

X+Y=11
X=6
What is Y?

Or what is your father's brother to you?
Answer: Uncle

Stuff like that.

Yeah, I'm looking into it. It's a function built into vBulletin. I might just ask "What was Derrick Thomas's number?" and a few things like that. We'll see. I've gotta get home before I spend too much time on it or Rain Man will throw things at me.

Bowser
02-02-2011, 03:47 PM
Yeah, I'm looking into it. It's a function built into vBulletin. I might just ask "What was Derrick Thomas's number?" and a few things like that. We'll see. I've gotta get home before I spend too much time on it or Rain Man will throw things at me.

My God. If THIS isn't worth time and a half, NOTHING is! You man your post!

luv
02-02-2011, 03:47 PM
I thought so. I noticed it a few weeks back and posted a thread asking about them, but everyone just told me it was normal. Good luck.

bevischief
02-02-2011, 03:48 PM
<iframe title="YouTube video player" class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2s1MspmfEwg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen></iframe>

This works for me.

CrazyPhuD
02-02-2011, 03:48 PM
Or just use built in chiefs questions. If you don't know the answers(or are willing to look them up on the web easy), you shouldn't be here. Just make sure if you have a multiple choice question there will be a gaz option!

Over-Head
02-02-2011, 03:48 PM
I have never tried Spam before.
That and KD....5 star meal son! :thumb:

acesn8s
02-02-2011, 03:49 PM
Dammit. I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to spam the board and somebody has to ruin the timing. I will continue to wait I guess. 4321

CrazyPhuD
02-02-2011, 03:51 PM
Shit...I just thought about this....I wonder if my mult CremeDaFace is going to get approved?

DeezNutz
02-02-2011, 04:08 PM
Hey, DaFace, not sure how you can implement it, but I recently registered on a website that had a couple of really easy logic questions that no way could be answered by a bot. These had to be answered during the registration process, obviously.

Samples:

X+Y=11
X=6
What is Y?

Or what is your father's brother to you?
Answer: Uncle

Stuff like that.

I like this suggestion, but let's increase the difficulty of the questions so that dumb motherfuckers can't join.

charlesjones
02-02-2011, 04:16 PM
he got banned for this? is this a mod?

chefsos
02-02-2011, 04:18 PM
I like this suggestion, but let's increase the difficulty of the questions so that dumb motherfuckers can't join.Like an entrance exam? Interesting. Boy, am I glad I'm already in. I'd probably blow it.

Pestilence
02-02-2011, 04:19 PM
he got banned for this? is this a mod?

:spock:

acesn8s
02-02-2011, 04:20 PM
I like this suggestion, but let's increase the difficulty of the questions so that dumb mother****ers can't join.You mean like:

How much time was left on the clock when Marty used the last timeout in the 1997 divisional playoff game?

3rd&48ers
02-02-2011, 04:20 PM
Use question and answer for human verification... I will help you

Q- Name a team that thinks they are SB material yet they haven't been to one since gatorade was invented.

A- Chiefs

Rams Fan
02-02-2011, 04:22 PM
Use question and answer for human verification... I will help you

Q- Name a team that thinks they are SB material yet they haven't been to one since gatorade was invented.

A- Lions

FYP

luv
02-02-2011, 04:24 PM
he got banned for this? is this a mod?

Who got banned for what? Are you a bot?

DaFace
02-02-2011, 04:26 PM
he got banned for this? is this a mod?

Wut.

charlesjones
02-02-2011, 04:26 PM
under DeFace it says "banned"?

Rams Fan
02-02-2011, 04:27 PM
under DeFace it says "banned"?

You can change what it says under your name by going to personal details(or something like that). DaFace isn't banned.

DaFace
02-02-2011, 04:27 PM
under DeFace it says "banned"?

It's a joke. I am (one of) the ban-er(s) around here, not the ban-ee.

acesn8s
02-02-2011, 04:29 PM
You can change what it says under your name by going to personal details(or something like that). DaFace isn't banned.But it is up to debate as to whether he should be for mod abuse.

Jewish Rabbi
02-02-2011, 04:29 PM
under DeFace it says "banned"?

http://i632.photobucket.com/albums/uu42/WBA_Brad_WBA/facepalm.gif

chefsos
02-02-2011, 04:30 PM
You can change what it says under your name by going to personal details(or something like that). DaFace isn't banned.

It's a joke. I am (one of) the ban-er(s) around here, not the ban-ee.It's not as funny when you have to explain it...

beach tribe
02-02-2011, 04:30 PM
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:LOL:

kysirsoze
02-02-2011, 04:30 PM
Use question and answer for human verification... I will help you

Q- Name a team that thinks they are SB material yet they haven't been to one since gatorade was invented.

A- Chiefs

Gatorade was first used in the NFL in Superbowl 4 where the Chiefs won. I saw the commercial and everything.

3rd&48ers
02-02-2011, 04:35 PM
Gatorade was first used in the NFL in Superbowl 4 where the Chiefs won. I saw the commercial and everything.

My bad.... since gatorade was invented then

charlesjones
02-02-2011, 04:37 PM
It's a joke. I am (one of) the ban-er(s) around here, not the ban-ee.

ohhh haha. my bad.

LocoChiefsFan
02-02-2011, 04:38 PM
I'm real!!!!! I'm not a spambot! Please don't delete me!!!

chefsos
02-02-2011, 04:39 PM
I'm real!!!!! I'm not a spambot! Please don't delete me!!!Are any of us real?

Joe Seahawk
02-02-2011, 04:39 PM
Or you cold ask what former AFC West team has as many playoff wins as the Chiefs?

chefsos
02-02-2011, 04:43 PM
Or you cold ask what former AFC West team has as many playoff wins as the Chiefs?Bengals!

bevischief
02-02-2011, 04:47 PM
Nuke everyone under a 100 posts and have them reapply.

Baconeater
02-02-2011, 04:47 PM
OOH! OOH! Please let me manually approve the new users!

PLEEEEEEAAAASE!

bevischief
02-02-2011, 04:49 PM
OOH! OOH! Please let me manually approve the new users!

PLEEEEEEAAAASE!

This!!!!!

Mr. Flopnuts
02-02-2011, 04:50 PM
I like this suggestion, but let's increase the difficulty of the questions so that dumb motherfuckers can't join.

Should the Chiefs draft a franchise quarterback in the 1st round of the draft?

DaFace
02-02-2011, 04:50 PM
OOH! OOH! Please let me manually approve the new users!

PLEEEEEEAAAASE!

Heh...it'd almost be tempting. It's REALLY time consuming.

bevischief
02-02-2011, 04:56 PM
Heh...it'd almost be tempting. It's REALLY time consuming.

I think he has the time...:D

Baconeater
02-02-2011, 04:58 PM
Heh...it'd almost be tempting. It's REALLY time consuming.
How long could it take to repeatedly click 'disapprove'? It will also solve the n00b problem once and for all as well.

bevischief
02-02-2011, 05:03 PM
How long could it take to repeatedly click 'disapprove'? It will also solve the n00b problem once and for all as well.

Especially during the season...

DaFace
02-02-2011, 05:07 PM
How long could it take to repeatedly click 'disapprove'? It will also solve the n00b problem once and for all as well.

Well, the problem is that you can't just disapprove of everyone. You have to check their email address to see if it's from Russia. Then check the IP to see if it's a dupe of some sort. Then you can decide whether to approve or disapprove. It's a pain.

Extra Point
02-02-2011, 05:12 PM
Guess these pics that we want to put in to the girlie threads won't be system-helpful, huh?

WebGem
02-02-2011, 05:40 PM
It's definitely ENDelt

Buck
02-02-2011, 05:54 PM
Make it closed registration and Open Registration is only every Monday or something.

WE MUST PROTECT THE NEW SERVER

Saulbadguy
02-02-2011, 05:55 PM
I banned every network from Asia and that drastically reduced spammers at my site. Might as well knock out Eastern Europe while you are at it.

DaFace
02-02-2011, 06:02 PM
I banned every network from Asia and that drastically reduced spammers at my site. Might as well knock out Eastern Europe while you are at it.

Problem is, a lot of them are using proxies.

I'm gonna give the Q&A approach a try. So, feel free to suggest questions to use. They need to be VERY easy to answer, so we're not talking about obscure trivia here. They don't even need to be Chiefs related, necessarily. It'd be nice to have maybe 10 different questions that get asked. The main thing is that a computer shouldn't be able to answer it.

Bowser
02-02-2011, 06:04 PM
Ask them to use "your" in a sentence properly.

Buck
02-02-2011, 06:04 PM
Last site I signed up to the question was

What is this directors last name? Federico ___________

I was like....what? I got it though.

bevischief
02-02-2011, 06:06 PM
Last site I signed up to the question was

What is this directors last name? Federico ___________

I was like....what? I got it though.

How did the mod's let a Chargers's fan on here...:D

mikeyis4dcats.
02-02-2011, 06:16 PM
did you know there are over 30 different kinds of Spam?

Saulbadguy
02-02-2011, 06:21 PM
Problem is, a lot of them are using proxies.

I'm gonna give the Q&A approach a try. So, feel free to suggest questions to use. They need to be VERY easy to answer, so we're not talking about obscure trivia here. They don't even need to be Chiefs related, necessarily. It'd be nice to have maybe 10 different questions that get asked. The main thing is that a computer shouldn't be able to answer it.

We use a registration technique that makes you say which text is the correct color. For instance, it will say orange, green, blue,red..and the answer of course is red.

KurtCobain
02-02-2011, 06:23 PM
I say we have them sodomized by 400 lb men, if they make it through, they're bots.

Bowser
02-02-2011, 06:23 PM
We use a registration technique that makes you say which text is the correct color. For instance, it will say orange, green, blue,red..and the answer of course is red.

What's your site, Saul?

Saulbadguy
02-02-2011, 06:35 PM
What's your site, Saul?

goemaw.com

Bowser
02-02-2011, 06:36 PM
goemaw.com

Cool. The wife is taking extended classes through K-State, so I guess I'm now a fan by proxy.

Saulbadguy
02-02-2011, 06:40 PM
Cool. The wife is taking extended classes through K-State, so I guess I'm now a fan by proxy.

Come join us/register. It's amusing.

DaFace
02-02-2011, 06:41 PM
Man, this sucks. I'm angered by vBulletin's shitty mass prune users function.

KurtCobain
02-02-2011, 06:43 PM
DaFace needs a big bucket of chloroform and an address book.

Bwana
02-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Face man, if you get in a real jam, I have numerous firearms you guys can use.

Over-Head
02-02-2011, 07:30 PM
How did the mod's let a Chargers's fan on here...:D Same way they let a few Raiders in here...Rooney rule :thumb:

DaFace
02-02-2011, 07:31 PM
Man...I feel like I just gave the server a giant colon cleanse. I dumped basically anyone who has joined since January 1st and hadn't posted, so that should take care of most of them. I might have gotten a real user in there somewhere, but hopefully they'll see this message and re-register.

I might've gotten a little carried away with myself, but I also got rid of anyone who hadn't logged in for a year or more and had 0 posts. Then, I dumped any banned user who had fewer than 5 posts (since they were probably spammers or pure trolls anyway). In total, I probably dumped around 5,000 users - maybe more.

Anyway, I THINK that we'll be OK from a new registration standpoint now, but there's still a good chance that some of those old accounts might still be open. So, please continue to report spam posts so that we can make sure we get 'em all.

DaFace
02-02-2011, 07:36 PM
Oh, I also switched from the CAPTCHA to a Q&A about DT's number. If they don't know that, and aren't willing to Google it, they probably shouldn't be here anyway.

Rain Man
02-02-2011, 07:38 PM
I hate spammers.

And 58, so don't delete my account.

Count Zarth
02-02-2011, 07:58 PM
Oh, I also switched from the CAPTCHA to a Q&A about DT's number. If they don't know that, and aren't willing to Google it, they probably shouldn't be here anyway.

That should eliminate the dumb bitches who register here every year.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JDF20fmuhLY/TQjaRUXcpuI/AAAAAAAAB6Q/QP0vcAvMdLY/S1600-R/No%2BMaam.jpg

JoeyChuckles
02-02-2011, 08:15 PM
That's what I call takin out the trash

Baconeater
02-02-2011, 08:19 PM
I think you should've whacked everyone, and made us all re-register.

Lzen
02-02-2011, 08:58 PM
Ask them to use "your" in a sentence properly.

:)

Lzen
02-02-2011, 09:00 PM
Cool. The wife is taking extended classes through K-State, so I guess I'm now a fan by proxy.

Proxy? Spammer!!

ChiefsNow
02-02-2011, 09:11 PM
Shit...I just thought about this....I wonder if my mult CremeDaFace is going to get approved?

lol or poopydeface. lol

CrazyPhuD
02-02-2011, 09:25 PM
Lol you should have made the question. Who is the kicker that shall never be named?

Count Zarth
02-02-2011, 09:28 PM
I think you should've whacked everyone, and made us all re-register.

I think this would be really cool.

Like an extreme version of the rep reset.

Maybe if the 2011 NFL season gets canceled we should do this. :)

Red Beans
02-02-2011, 09:32 PM
I have never tried Spam before.

My college roommate like to slice it, slather it with mayo, and slap it between two pieces of white bread.

Baconeater
02-02-2011, 09:53 PM
I have never tried Spam before.
Crap, I'm not sure how I missed this, but Hormel Foods Inc requests that when referring to SPAMŽ Brand Luncheon Meat you use ALL CAPS. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

luv
02-02-2011, 09:54 PM
Oh, I also switched from the CAPTCHA to a Q&A about DT's number. If they don't know that, and aren't willing to Google it, they probably shouldn't be here anyway.

Did you say DT and not spell out his name? That will help, too.

Tribal Warfare
02-02-2011, 11:43 PM
It's not as funny when you have to explain it...

It is if you're in the "know"

Tribal Warfare
02-02-2011, 11:44 PM
Oh, I also switched from the CAPTCHA to a Q&A about DT's number. If they don't know that, and aren't willing to Google it, they probably shouldn't be here anyway.

how about Montana's number, or something about Todd Blackledge

DenverChief
02-03-2011, 01:11 AM
something about Todd Blackledge

Like who was the forgettable QB between Bill Kenney & Steve DeBerg/Steve Pelluer?

Tribal Warfare
02-03-2011, 01:48 AM
Like who was the forgettable QB between Bill Kenney & Steve DeBerg/Steve Pelluer?

the last 1st round QB that the franchise drafted, his number, and draft slot

3rd&48ers
02-03-2011, 02:48 AM
Problem is, a lot of them are using proxies.

I'm gonna give the Q&A approach a try. So, feel free to suggest questions to use. They need to be VERY easy to answer, so we're not talking about obscure trivia here. They don't even need to be Chiefs related, necessarily. It'd be nice to have maybe 10 different questions that get asked. The main thing is that a computer shouldn't be able to answer it.

what color is a red apple
what color is a yellow banana etc

got to keep it simple, bots can't read but most meth head Chiefs fans can't either:clap:

Fairplay
02-03-2011, 07:20 AM
If you happen to be a real lurker who got dumped, I assure you it wasn't personal.



Oh, i'm taking it personal alright.

kindra68
02-03-2011, 08:23 AM
well i guess i made it through the great spam slaughter! yay me!

luv
02-03-2011, 10:25 AM
what color is a red apple
what color is a yellow banana etc

got to keep it simple, bots can't read but most meth head Chiefs fans can't either:clap:

Most Raider fans don't pass third grade, so it should limit them as well.

TIED5573
02-03-2011, 12:35 PM
Must.....post....more....ah....ah....I can't do it. Oh wait, I just did:)

Lzen
02-03-2011, 02:51 PM
the last 1st round QB that the franchise drafted, his number, and draft slot

Without Googling, I'm assuming this would be Todd Blacklege. Hell, I don't even know what was his number or draft slot. But I do remember hearing that some amazing QBs were drafted after him (Marino, Kelly?). :banghead:

Blindside58
02-03-2011, 05:58 PM
Spammers come from a can, they were put there by a man, in a factory dowwwntowwn!

Rain Man
02-03-2011, 07:34 PM
If it was a Raiders board we could go with, "The cops are banging on the door and you've got three buckets of meth in the bathtub, an unconscious hooker overdosing on the bed, and 67 packs of beef jerky from the 7/11 that just got robbed down the street. Which hit will you take if they plea bargain down the other two?

Gotta keep it simple and real for them.

Tribal Warfare
02-03-2011, 09:27 PM
If it was a Raiders board we could go with, "The cops are banging on the door and you've got three buckets of meth in the bathtub, an unconscious hooker overdosing on the bed, and 67 packs of beef jerky from the 7/11 that just got robbed down the street. Which hit will you take if they plea bargain down the other two?



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spida_man23
02-04-2011, 12:53 AM
If it was a Raiders board we could go with, "The cops are banging on the door and you've got three buckets of meth in the bathtub, an unconscious hooker overdosing on the bed, and 67 packs of beef jerky from the 7/11 that just got robbed down the street. Which hit will you take if they plea bargain down the other two?

Gotta keep it simple and real for them.

im not a raiders fan but ill plead guilty to the hooker... cheap sex cheap pills... gsp the miracle pill

|Zach|
02-04-2011, 03:55 AM
Spammers come from a can, they were put there by a man, in a factory dowwwntowwn!

:D

Otter
02-04-2011, 08:43 AM
Hey, DaFace, not sure how you can implement it, but I recently registered on a website that had a couple of really easy logic questions that no way could be answered by a bot. These had to be answered during the registration process, obviously.

Samples:

X+Y=11
X=6
What is Y?

Or what is your father's brother to you?
Answer: Uncle

Stuff like that.

Do you have something against West Virginia posters registering here?