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Postby Dave » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:58 am

Russians are trying like crazy to get in. Had about 100 of them register yesterday. Fortunately, even though they register they are being blocked from spamming the board because I put the board in a mode where I have to approve every post from a new member before it is allowed. I then go in and delete the member. This is a big PIA for me.

I have since closed the board to new registrations. I will reopen it once they go away. Until then, you need to know a secret number in order to register. If you know someone who wants to join send me an email and I will give you the secret number.

Sorry I have to do this but this is getting ridiculous. You would think they would be too busy screwing up our elections to spend time with this nonsense.
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Postby WS65711 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:56 pm

It's truly sad that operators of legitimate websites like this one have to go through this kind of nonsense.
Maybe you could try something like Captcha... http://www.captcha.net/
or try to devise your own slot related picture test that only a real human could decipher.
Maybe like pictures of three machines with one shown in a "win" state, then question "how much will the winning machine will pay?
And who manufactured that machine?

Guess wrong and you have to wait a week to try again! [-X :lol:
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Postby Dave » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:00 pm

I tried using a couple versions of captcha.

Russian bots have figured out how to read the captcha. Perhaps there are more advanced captchas out there which I may look into when I find some time.
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Postby Dave » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:04 pm

WS65711 wrote:It's truly sad that operators of legitimate websites like this one have to go through this kind of nonsense.
Maybe you could try something like Captcha... http://www.captcha.net/
or try to devise your own slot related picture test that only a real human could decipher.
Maybe like pictures of three machines with one shown in a "win" state, then question "how much will the winning machine will pay?
And who manufactured that machine?

Guess wrong and you have to wait a week to try again! [-X :lol:


What I used for years was asking a question to name some popular slot machine makers. That worked for a long long time. However, some Russian found the answer and then put the answer out on the dark web. That is when all the bullshit began a couple of days ago.

I then changed the question and they did the same thing.

I now have a question where only I know the answer and will provide the answer to legitimate people. If the answer gets hacked I will simply change it. So far, this has kept the bastards out. Not a single registration since I implemented it this morning.

FYI, another board that I run also got spammed at exactly the same time this one did.
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Postby BALTMANHD103 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:40 pm

Its a shame there are people out there like that. Appreciate your hard work. I'm new to working on slots and have gotten some good info here.
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Postby mechanic » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:18 pm

YOUR DOING A GREAT JOB DAVE KEEP IT UP WE ALL SUPPORT YOU !!!!!!
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