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smf spam!!

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Bsurb10, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. #1
    i am running a SMF forum and i keep on getting fake registrations and stupid posts..

    they are a weird language to.. like hdfudheure etc....
    SEMrush
    how do i stop this from happening? i dont want to have to worry about any of this..

    thanks
     
    Bsurb10, Jun 5, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Install the ReCaptcha modification for SMF. That will stop those spam bots.
     
    ~kev~, Jun 5, 2009 IP
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    RadioBounce Banned

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    #3
    Yes you need ReCaptcha, this will stop spambots from creating automated registrations and messing up your forum. You could also add a delay to posts to like 15 seconds if your post count is under xxx. I'd also make it so they have to answer a simple question or fill out a Captcha form before they can make a thread. This will stop most if not all spam.
     
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  4. Bsurb10

    Bsurb10 Banned

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    #4
    how do i add a question when they register on the forum??

    also, i installed the re captcha. its not running when you register..

    i tried installing this mod that lets you add up to 5 questions when you register... but it says this:

    Error in Package Installation
    At least one error was encountered during a test installation of this package. It is strongly recommended that you do not continue with installation unless you know what you are doing, and have made a backup very recently. This error may be caused by a conflict between the package you're trying to install and another package you have already installed, an error in the package, a package which requires another package that you don't have installed yet, or a package designed for another version of SMF.


    3. Execute Modification ./Themes/default/Register.template.php Test failed


    i also tried installing the custom field mod for registrations... but i think you have to go to features and options and do something but i have no clue??

    all help is appreciated.
     
    Bsurb10, Jun 6, 2009 IP
  5. sawz

    sawz Prominent Member

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    that file will need to be edited so that the mod installs or you add the code manually. not to difficult as long as you know what your doing.
     
    sawz, Jun 6, 2009 IP
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    vagrant Peon

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    what version of SMF are you using?
     
    vagrant, Jun 6, 2009 IP
  7. Bsurb10

    Bsurb10 Banned

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    #7
    im using version 1.1.7 right now.. is that ok for these mods? cause i saw it said its able to run wiht 1.1.7
     
    Bsurb10, Jun 6, 2009 IP
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    sawz Prominent Member

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    smf is up to 1.1.9

    your forum is at risk. you should probably upgrade, then worry about mods.
    whats the url of your forum?
     
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    Bsurb10 Banned

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    how do i upgrade it? i tried to upgrade but it says my page is not found so i have NO clue how?..

    click for forum...

    how do i upgrade it? it tells me to in the admin part of the forum.
     
    Bsurb10, Jun 6, 2009 IP
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    sawz Prominent Member

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    you'll have to get the 1.1.7 to 1.1.8 upgrade, install it like a mod.
    the next update will show in your admin panel so you can further upgrade to 1.1.9
     
    sawz, Jun 6, 2009 IP
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    Vekseid Peon

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    sawz Prominent Member

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    i'll attach what you need.
    we start with 1.1.7 to 1.1.8

    use this like a mod.

    after, you should be able to do the upgrade to 1.1.9 normally.
     

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    web-fanatic Banned

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    #13
    captcha is the best option

    @ sawz , is that the latest version ?
     
    web-fanatic, Jun 10, 2009 IP
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    Bsurb10 Banned

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    i installed the captcha. i wish i used phpbb to be honest.. im working with it on another forum and i love it...

    wish i knew how to transfer.
     
    Bsurb10, Jun 10, 2009 IP
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    kiwin Peon

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    Aksimet for SMF?

    I dont really know how aksimet works but did stopped a few spams..
     
    kiwin, Jun 11, 2009 IP