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My Vbulletin forum getting killed with spam

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by dpunkz, Nov 20, 2012.

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    my forum (VB 4) is getting killed with spam, not sure how to deal with it. When I make new registers confirm email it does nothing, not even slow it down.

    Right now I have it setup like this:

    Anti spam verification and random question at registration page.
    You can't post links tell you have 10 posts
    And recently I set it up so the first post needs to be moderated and approved.. The problem with this besides it being annoying having to manage is I am getting so much spam to a point It's getting hard to browse through all the first posts to find legit people to approve.

    My site is getting just killed with 50+ spam posts daily, does anyone have a solution? Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    dpunkz, Nov 20, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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  3. GrowMyForumCommunity

    GrowMyForumCommunity Peon

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    Have you tried using a different anti-spam verification upon registration?
    Our client's old forums experienced the same thing in the past. What he did is he switched from reCaptcha to KEYCaptcha. It worked for him.
     
    GrowMyForumCommunity, Nov 23, 2012 IP
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    Kyliemeg Active Member

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    I simply set up a question. "What type of animal barks" and it stopped all of the spam.

    Also, set up your forum, so new members have limited access to things. The one thing that helped my forum was.....I set it up so the usergroup "newbie" could not start threads. That helped alot.
    Good luck.
     
    Kyliemeg, Dec 11, 2012 IP
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    casiopeia Guest

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    The captha system "Are you Human" in html5 is very effective and work in all modern browsers (include ios/android)

    You can also connect your forum with stop spam db, with a plugin (i dont know currently the name)
     
    casiopeia, Dec 27, 2012 IP
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    mkester Member

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    I'm doing the sort of the same thing and getting sporadic spam too. But the only difference that i'm doing is 1. I'm only banning the users that spam and not deleting the user. 2. I set blocks on hotmail accounts at registration (90% of Spammers are with that e-mail). I hope that helps, but i'm learning too so i'm sure there is a lot more that can be done.
     
    mkester, Apr 1, 2013 IP
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    NeilPearson Well-Known Member

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    Spam-O-Matic is awesome. I highly recommend it
     
    NeilPearson, Apr 10, 2013 IP
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    NeilPearson Well-Known Member

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    With Spam-O-Matic, I set it up to not allow links on accounts with less than 5 posts. That seems effective enough. I have it set up to deny registration on known spam e-mail addresses... that has blocked over 100k registrations in the last year or so

    The link Brandon Sheley gave is really good. That is pretty much I have mine set up too.
     
    NeilPearson, Apr 10, 2013 IP
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    You should use Spambot Stopper - Prevent Spambots from Registering or
    Spam Hammer form VB.org
     
    Karolwf, Jul 10, 2013 IP
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    SPAM O MATIC

    NoSpam! Image Enhancement

    Use this 2 MODS
     
    Jntuhub Kartheek, Jul 29, 2013 IP
  11. !PrinceHackz!

    !PrinceHackz! Greenhorn

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    Hi, using advanced forum permissions disallow new members to post in any section unless their post count exceeds 10 or so, allow them to post only in introduction section or dedicated any one section for spammers naming spam here etc ;) hope this will reduce spaming in legit sections.
     
    !PrinceHackz!, Aug 1, 2013 IP