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Offline paulscode

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Fighting the content-scraper bots
« on: April 28, 2009, 02:47:36 am »
This is not related to jPCT, but are you using anything on your forum to fight back against content-scraper bots?  I started revamping my website last weekend, and I installed SMF.  I have already been targeted twice by internetserviceteam.com (and was spammed once).  I ended up banning anything from hostnames  *.internetserviceteam.com and *.de, and I installed honeypot bot traps (don't know if these measures have been successful yet).  I was just wondering if you are doing anything special here, or if anyone else has some tips for blocking the scraper bots.

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Re: Fighting the content-scraper bots
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 07:13:55 am »
I've enabled the capture. As far as i know, this is all i've done. Works so far...

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Re: Fighting the content-scraper bots
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 01:37:06 pm »
Hey, thanks for the great suggestion (I didn't realize I could make the captcha stronger).  I've set to the highest mode now.