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Any New VB hacks/tricks to reduce Spam?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by Canadianbacon, Apr 4, 2009.

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    i have a fairly new forum which seems to be a target for the always tenacious spammer.

    I have registration set up to include a security question as well as email verification.
    SEMrush
    Is there anything else i can do?

    I have other forums...in a less popular niche...which receive almost no spam.
     
    Canadianbacon, Apr 4, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Kaoz

    Kaoz Peon

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    #2
    Check vBulletin.org

    i use one called NoSpam which reduced it by alot.
     
    Kaoz, Apr 4, 2009 IP
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    munnakv Active Member

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    NoSpam is your best bet.
    It blocks 100 percent of automated spam bots.
    BTW, I use only one question, and am a happy customer of the mod.
    Its a must have to any VB board.
     
    munnakv, Apr 5, 2009 IP
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    You need to use a combination of reCaptcha and a Q&A. There are other modifications that implement other little tricks just in case the first two methods don't work.
     
    NickR25, Apr 5, 2009 IP
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    ouch i just use those questions # + # = ?
     
    Kaoz, Apr 5, 2009 IP
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    rockinaway Well-Known Member

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    With the recent rise in spam attacks on vBulletin, I did an article demonstrating several ways to secure your forum

    Have a read: Reducing Spam
     
    rockinaway, Apr 5, 2009 IP
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Starting with VB 3.7 - I think it was that version - you now have some human verification options to help you. These are in the left hand column, inside the vbulletin options drop down menu.

    These built in tools include:
    Image verification
    ReCaptcha
    Question and Answer

    After you set one of them up, go into vbulletin option - new user registration - and set the one you want as default.

    Personally, I use ReCaptcha.
     
    ~kev~, Apr 6, 2009 IP
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    Also it would be best not to allow the users to post links (in signature as well as in their forum replies)
    till the post count is... say 5+ or 10+
     
    Shadab, Apr 8, 2009 IP