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Need help VB settings against spam users

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by jscott99, Jul 10, 2013.

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    Hey ya'll, i have 3 VB licenses (their versions are 3.6.5, 3.8.1, and 3.8.4)

    I was getting SO many spam users that beat the CAPTCHA and email verifications. So I had to disable user registrations. Obviously this kills the chance of my boards growing.

    So, is there some certain, specific settings someone can walk me through to help me out, to open user registration but weed out the spam users?

    Thank you
    jscott99, Jul 10, 2013 IP
  2. o_iSniPe_xX

    o_iSniPe_xX Active Member

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    #2

    I can do these for you if you're willing to pay. I can do all 3 forums for you if you'd like, and stop the spam. PM me.
    o_iSniPe_xX, Jul 10, 2013 IP
  3. Devtard

    Devtard Notable Member

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    Have you tried using randomized questions that only humans can answer (e.g. "what is the color of grass", "which month is the last one in a calendar" etc.)? They work very well for me and aren't so annoying as CAPTCHAs.
    Devtard, Jul 11, 2013 IP
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    sachiidosti Greenhorn

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    Use plugin's available @ vb.org
    sachiidosti, Jul 11, 2013 IP
  5. tavenger5

    tavenger5 Well-Known Member

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    Installing this: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=261498
    and this: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042
    will cut 90% of your spam.
    tavenger5, Jul 23, 2013 IP
  6. !PrinceHackz!

    !PrinceHackz! Greenhorn

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    Hi, use few anti spam plugins & don't allow users to post links before their post count exceeds a limit, you may use Advanced Permissions Based on Post Count for such settings.
    !PrinceHackz!, Aug 1, 2013 IP
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    yogesh sarkar Active Member

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    Install GlowHost Spam-O-Matic and it should be alright. It blocks thousands of spammer registrations for us and works on email and IP address database.
    yogesh sarkar, Aug 5, 2013 IP