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    Anyone know how to block specific IP blocks from this forum? Most of this louis vitton and nfl jerseys spam is coming from a common IP block in China.

    This forum software is ages old and I've gotten zero response from "webmaster". - GA
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    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum...k-or-ban-an-ip

    Try that. Been a while since I've messed with vBulletin- I use SMF on my own sites now. What about doing some 'human interaction test' to require an intelligent response to a question while registering. not just the little graphic "what is this word" crap that nobody can read- I hate those.
    something like the prod site or another similar thing that requires a very small amount of common sense to enter the answer.
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    Doesn't look like I have the access...
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    Don't know what level of access you have here- usually that requires 'super-mod' or site admin access for vBulletin.

    Of the VB forums I'm a moderator on, I can ban a single IP address, but I don't think I can ban a range of them. I always left that up to the other guys that were more aggressive in dealing with spam and spent my time dealing with rude people that needed a spanking.
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    And I have to say, I find it seriously perplexing that when I got to delete these threads, with titles like "luis vitton hanbags and a free nfl jersey", in a forum about motorsports, that some of them have 6, 7 views.

    Why?
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    There would be a whole lotta fun going on if I could figure out which one of you rat bastards keeps reading threads about louis vitton handbags...just sayin'...
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    They match my shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt93SE View Post
    ...not just the little graphic "what is this word" crap that nobody can read- I hate those.
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    I heard an interview last weekend with the guy who invented the "captcha"

    He was a bit embarrassed about it, knowing that everyday 200 million captchas are filled out worldwide, and at 10 seconds each that represents 500,000 hours wasted productivity EACH DAY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Amy View Post
    There would be a whole lotta fun going on if I could figure out which one of you rat bastards keeps reading threads about louis vitton handbags...just sayin'...
    Don't be hate'n Greg or I won't take you to the Coach Bag outlet in Gilroy, CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Amy View Post
    And I have to say, I find it seriously perplexing that when I got to delete these threads, with titles like "luis vitton hanbags and a free nfl jersey", in a forum about motorsports, that some of them have 6, 7 views.

    Why?
    I'm always hoping to find porn............
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLawton View Post
    I'm always hoping to find porn............
    When someone is looking on ImprovedTouring.com to find porn...well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawtonglenn View Post
    I heard an interview last weekend with the guy who invented the "captcha"

    He was a bit embarrassed about it, knowing that everyday 200 million captchas are filled out worldwide, and at 10 seconds each that represents 500,000 hours wasted productivity EACH DAY
    The really fascinating part of that interview was what he decided to do after he calculated how many man hours were involved. He developed a way to use the captchas to translate books from English to another language, so every time we type in a captcha, we are translating a small part of a book. His response to the question of how long would it take to translate all of Wikipedia was about 80 hours.
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    They also use Captcha to "translate" OCR'd (scanned) books where the words are not legible to the computer. So each time we do one of those we're actually typing in all the characters to some old book/manuscript (that's why we see such oddball words/characters show up). - GA
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    Just think how many books Louis Vuitton has translated all by himself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Amy View Post
    When someone is looking on ImprovedTouring.com to find porn...well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Amy View Post
    When someone is looking on ImprovedTouring.com to find porn...well...

    My ex used to call sites like this "car porn".............
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    Glenns picture is cross breeding.
    All posts are made by a fat old guy with a crappy old car that isnt supported by a factory anymore and therefore should not be taken seriously, EVER

    We buy our tires at WalMart 205/50-15 NT-01 $148.00 last all season and go faster as they wear out........

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    Ok, so now 15 of you "guys" clicked on a spammer topic about lipstick...???

    Not that there's anything WRONG with that but...seriously...???
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