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THE SOLUTION TO THE SPAMMING QUESTION Cat 11/27/2017 (Mon) 05:42:18 Id: 1796cc [Preview] No. 483
Idea: Registration system. You may think it sounds basic, but it offers a heck of lot of ways to deal with spamming.

For one, it means one can't just pop open a script to flood your site anymore. It adds another layer of authenticity. They need to create a script which can get them multiple e-mail accounts - we can also ratelimit those registrations. More details below.

Generally, the registration system should not exist for the purpose of identifiability on the boards. A tripcode already fulfills this purpose. Although, using a LynxChan extension, we could easily add support for certain flair similar to 4chan.org's since4pass feature, but that is for another thread. The registration system should serve as an anti-spam mechanism.

The registration system should work like this:
-On the frontend, a notice for users that they require an account is displayed if the registration system is turned on. They are forwarded to login.html and told to register or login. They register, verify their email, and then they login.

Now here is where we get into even more security:
-The administrator should be able to restrict what e-mails can be used for registration. We could limit them to cock.li, gmail.com, yahoo.com, protonmail,ch, and protonmail.com. If any of these domains become troublesome, they can be omitted.
-The registration should be restricted by the StopForumSpam database, just as with MyBB.
-Registrations should be able to be ratelimited. If the maximum daily registrations have been exceeded, tell the user. Staff should be able to make these user accounts as they already can do via the Global Management panel.
-Not really required: One can also turn on a mode where all registrations need to be approved by an administrator or moderator. Also known as the "vBulletin hell"

Let me know your thoughts and if this is something that sounds appealing to (You)

Cat 11/27/2017 (Mon) 11:56:41 Id: 4c3c6c [Preview] No. 484
>For one, it means one can't just pop open a script to flood your site anymore.
You already can't. There is both mandatory global captcha and mandatory block bypass. Sites get spammed because they fail to RTFM and turn on settings to prevent spam.

All in all, I really dislike the idea of making the engine to behave like a forum with accounts and such. And its completely unnecessary. At best one could make it so users are exempt from filling captchas, like the 4chan pass for the sake of convenience.

But I really fell like this would give a bad rep to the software, by attaching e-mails to posting at all.

Cat 11/27/2017 (Mon) 17:42:40 Id: 1796cc [Preview] No. 485
>>484
It's an alternative to needing to have captcha enabled constantly, as with the block bypass. You can make your registered users lives a lot more pleasant by not requiring them to fill out a captcha constantly. Someone starts spamming? Then you turn the registration off, and the posting experience remains the same for everyone currently registered. Plus you can manually let people in. It's another way to prevent spam, without the need for captcha.

>But I really fell like this would give a bad rep to the software, by attaching e-mails to posting at all.
It shouldn't; People who choose not to use instances which decide to take this approach to combating spam only need to use another instance. It's comparable to saying "I hate vichan... It makes me use a tripcode to post!" [Because the rules of the website require you to do so]

It doesn't behave like a forum either, it only adds a registration system and a new set of permissions. If it behaved like a forum, you would have things like persistent post count, world-readable post history, a reputation system, persistent nicknames forced, not an option. This takes only one thing from forums: Requirement for registration. Everything else is in the hands of the instance.

Cat 12/07/2017 (Thu) 17:04:03 Id: 42bb07 [Preview] No. 488
>>483
emails aren't needed for registering, you're a dumbass; make a forum instead

>-The registration should be restricted by the StopForumSpam database, just as with MyBB.
make a forum instead

-Not really required: One can also turn on a mode where all registrations need to be approved by an administrator or moderator. Also known as the "vBulletin hell"
forum

>-On the frontend, a notice for users that they require an account is displayed if the registration system is turned on. They are forwarded to login.html and told to register or login. They register, verify their email, and then they login.


dude, thats a fucking forum, not an imageboard


are you runit?


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