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Lot Of Spam Registrations in MyBB

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by runner, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. #1
    Hi there,
    When I switched my forum form phpbb to MyBB. A lot of spam registration has beein taking place. How to prevent this?
    SEMrush
     
    runner, Apr 8, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
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    Make captcha on, it will help you.
     
    Black Pearl, Apr 8, 2011 IP
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    No it wont.

    Standard captcha is useless against spam bots, that code was broken years ago. Even with Captcha and email verification, your only going to slow the spammers down a few seconds.

    The only captcha phrase that even slightly works, is ReCaptcha.
     
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    No it won't. reCAPTCHA got broken as well. That's the fundamental advantage of having a Q&A-based system, since you're making the questions, and hopefully, you'll make some unique question.
     
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    I'm having the same problem. While ago it was SMF and was getting loads of spam signups and It's myBB. -____-
     
    bluearrow, Apr 8, 2011 IP
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    It is also a good idea to block proxy servers from accessing or at least registering on your site. Some problems can also be solved by blocking countries that are the source of spam registrations.
     
    IProx, Apr 9, 2011 IP
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    use a captcha and email conformation to decrease it, when I had a forum, I also faced this problem
     
    rain21, Apr 10, 2011 IP
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    I figured it was just a matter of time before spammers broke recaptcha. That might explain why the level of spam on my forum has been going up a little bit every month.

    What I switched to a few weeks ago was SolveMedia Widget Verification - kinda like captcha, but a little different. But I do not know if SolveMedia supports MYBB or not.
     
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    vBulletin got hit in the spam influx much harder than MyBB did. Then again, they have only begun to start doing things right as of late.
     
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    There are mods which now check how much time registration is taking bots aree fast so they get stopped there itself
     
    Bohra, Apr 12, 2011 IP
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    That is true and is the best kind of protection at the moment.

    For now I would recommend you use the Question & Answer based system available for download in the MyBB MODs section, also I wouldn't recommend that you use StopForumSpam as some legitimate users have been flagged there for no reason at all, which is very weird.
     
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    yea there are some bad mods out there too they just block based on IP's i personally have seen some forums who have blocked me and actually thats my first visit to that forum lol
     
    Bohra, Apr 13, 2011 IP
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    For that, you just don't check usernames, and you should be fine. If a bad guy registers as "Stevenhead" and by coincidence, someone else registers as "Stevenhead," then that's why that problem exists.
     
    -Aw-, Apr 13, 2011 IP