New anti spam features and their effectivity (Technics)

by Auge ⌂, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 20:21 (1944 days ago) @ Micha


After the introduction of separated minimum and maximum values for time between requesting a form and sending it back to the server the amount of new registrations that never got activated reached 0.

I also set the character restriction for the password

At the moment there are no unwanted registrations in my forum. So I saw no necessity to enforce additional rules for passwords until now (beside the enforced minimal length).

@Micha: Would it work with a experimental backport or should I upgrade to master branch of MLF?

"backport" means to integrate the filter to the 2.4 branch??? :confused: I'm not sure, how to translate the word in this context in a right way. :-(

No, no integration in the 2.4 branch. I wanted only to test it in my own forum (which is necessarily a 2.4.x version).

As I have already noted, I don't like this working on different versions. The 2.5 branch contains completely implemented features, but up to now, we are withheld these features to users. I would support the switch-over to 2.5. This is my personal opinion!

I wanted to support the 2.4 branch only for fixes after beginning with the one or another new feature for 2.5. It's gone more than only a bit muddled because of the instanly necessary changes here and there. Let's focus on 2.5.

But that's not the point I wanted to talk about. Did you include the bayes-filter into your forum? Or in another words, have you a working copy and are you able to share first insights? I ask, because the minimum time for request-to-sending-back of the posting form doesn't prevent spam postings in my forum. On the other hand I saw not a single spam entry here in the project forum since several days. I've no clue, what's going on and what's the difference between this and my forum.

Tschö, Auge

Trenne niemals Müll, denn er hat nur eine Silbe!

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