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Vbulletin spam protection ?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by stats, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. #1
    Hi

    I am sick of deleting a bunch of viagras from my forum every day .. Could someone please suggest me what are the best ways to protect against those spam ?
    SEMrush
    Any addon to Vbulletin ? or maybe anything to change in the config ?

    I want my forum to be user friendly as well as spam free
     
    stats, Sep 5, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Shadab

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    Heres what I did for my Forum:

    1. Custom Fonts and Background images for captcha; + EMail verification at Registration.

    2. Users with less than 5 posts can't post Links and EMail addresses.

    3. Enabled Akismet scanning of posts for users with less than 25 posts.

    #2 was enough to prevent the majority of Viagra and iPhone adverts. And Akismet catches all other types of spam. (sometimes false positives too)
     
    Shadab, Sep 6, 2009 IP
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    sachin410 Illustrious Member

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    stats Well-Known Member

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    Would you please guide me how do i do the step #2 ?
    i've gone over all the settings, never saw something like that ..

    Thanks

     
    stats, Sep 6, 2009 IP
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    Although I think it's possible to do that with setting up multiple usergroups and automatic user promotions;
    I find it easier to just use a simple mod. (have slightly modified it) :

    The mod is released for vB 3.5.0 but it works well for 3.6.x and 3.8.x too.
    .
     
    Shadab, Sep 7, 2009 IP
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    WallaceYeung Notable Member

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    i use recaptcha but still get spams,
    it's a war of antispam and will not be end.
    the best way to protect your forum is monitor carefully.
     
    WallaceYeung, Sep 7, 2009 IP
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    I actually use recaptcha and also I have a mod for having to accept rules before you can post (have to wait 30 secs to click except) and I've never ran into a problem like that.

    NOTE: I also use the vbulletin firewall
     
    Dub-X, Sep 7, 2009 IP
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    abdobasha2004 Well-Known Member

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    best way : Question and answer system on registration
    you may also choose specific question for your site content, if it is for example webmaster : what SEO stands for? ...
     
    abdobasha2004, Sep 7, 2009 IP
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    Ibn Juferi Prominent Member

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    I was just going to post a thread similar to this one when I notice this. I have a slightly different problem, however....I have bots / spam users registering at my forum which I am sure is automated. Even though I have reCAPTCHA on for registration, it does not seem to be working. How do I solve this issue?
     
    Ibn Juferi, Sep 7, 2009 IP
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    Question and answer system
     
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    Can someone point me me to the link for this mod on vBulletin.org so that I can instruct my tech admin to install it for me?
     
    Ibn Juferi, Sep 8, 2009 IP
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    sachin410 Illustrious Member

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    see post #3....:cool:.
     
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    Ibn Juferi Prominent Member

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    Oh, there it is. Didn't see it...thanks!

    EDIT: It says that it would only work for 3.7, is there a version of it for 3.8?
     
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  14. Brandon Sheley

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    I use the nospam and it stopped 99% of the spam
    the recaptcha mod is good as well

    ps.. most 3.7 mods will work on 3.8 ;)
     
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    I am going to try NoSpam!, looks pretty good. I found that recaptcha catches most of the spammers, but there are a few that still get through. Nothing is 100% yet.
     
    atbnet, Sep 9, 2009 IP
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