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How to avoid mass spam in every sections

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by blog8491, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hey
    Some times Our forum get mass spam in every sub forums from a single user. At that time he post in every threads. I know it's a bot.
    Please tell me what are the best settings and plugins to avoid it?
    SEMrush
     
    blog8491, Feb 13, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Brandon.Add.On

    Brandon.Add.On Peon

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    You could do a probation system for 7 days like digitalpoint. In that time a member has limited permissions and has to verify everything the user does like making a thread or sending a pm.
     
    Brandon.Add.On, Feb 14, 2010 IP
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    masterrio Well-Known Member

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    as u seem to be sure he is a bot, ban his ip, make your registration process tougher, you can add text question in addition to the general image verification process, it works good on 3 forums I have used and it should handle half the spam down
     
    masterrio, Feb 14, 2010 IP
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    blog8491 Notable Member

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    I ban many IP's any everyday. What's the easiest way to add image verification to create a thread?

    Thanks
    Blog.
     
    blog8491, Feb 14, 2010 IP
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    sash_007 Well-Known Member

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    #5

    hi may i know what software you are using for your forum smf phhpbb or vbuletin
    generally every forum software comes with a antispam registartion plugin you have to install it
     
    sash_007, Feb 15, 2010 IP
  6. masterrio

    masterrio Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure if there is an mod to do that, you might try having a look at this add-on :
    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=176481

    better you tighten up your registration process with manual question in addition to the regular verification mode,that should deal half the problems

    you may look at following thread as well:
    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?275800-How-to-Reduce-Spam-and-Registration-Bots
     
    masterrio, Feb 15, 2010 IP
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    masterrio Well-Known Member

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    since he posts on a vb forum zone, it should be a vb product, unless he posted in a wrong section
     
    masterrio, Feb 15, 2010 IP
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    Agent000 Prominent Member

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  9. GetALink

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    I would recommend a 15 second flood control to cut down on spammers. If you are sure its a bot I would enable email validation.
     
    GetALink, Feb 15, 2010 IP
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    If i was you i would add an image verification system to try and prevent this.
     
    proudbabys, Feb 17, 2010 IP
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    masterrio Well-Known Member

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    how would u do that to each thread ? do u have a mod to do it ?
     
    masterrio, Feb 17, 2010 IP
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  13. ~kev~

    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Install ReCaptcha
    Install the "Stop Forum Spam" modification

    Between those two things, your spam problem should drop to nothing.

    The standard capatcha phrase was broken by spam bots a long, long time ago. And email verification is useless. Spambots create gmail and hotmail accounts by the dozens.
     
    ~kev~, Feb 18, 2010 IP
  14. blog8491

    blog8491 Notable Member

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    I enable Image captcha to make a new thread. Now spammers can't continue. That's a simple technique.

    Thanks
    Blog.
     
    blog8491, Feb 20, 2010 IP