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Started by Account Abandoned, September 17, 2011, 04:23:20 AM
Quote from: Shawn Gossman on September 17, 2011, 04:23:20 AMCombating Spam on a Simple Machines Forum (Version 2.0)By: Shawn J. Gossman (www.AnotherAdminForum.com)I suggest Email Activation and what this means is that a user will join and then be sent a link in their email (the one they used to join with) and it will require them to activate their account. Many times, spam bots and such use fake emails that don't work when attempting to join forums. If the email doesn't work, how will they activate the account!? You could also choose Admin Approval which will require you and/or other Administrators to manually approve new members when they join.
Quote from: Shawn Gossman on September 17, 2011, 04:23:20 AMI would enable the Questions Verification as this feature is often one of the best lines of defense on an SMF community.
Quote from: captaingeek on October 28, 2011, 07:49:08 PMgood guide. thanks!can someone disable post verification on my account here??
Quote from: MtnDon on November 22, 2011, 11:11:21 PMBy restricting viewing, I mean to say just about all the guests can do is view all the general membership topics. They can not post to topics, can not see the memberlist, and so on. No problems with the bots reading our forum; Google does 10000 on an average day; good numbers on all the others too.