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Spam Bots

Started by ahodania, September 08, 2012, 09:24:21 PM

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ahodania

So I have captcha and everything installed on my forums. However when I came home, there were 130+ new topics of several bots advertising viagra, weight loss pills, and all this other crap. Any plugins/mods I can add to prevent bots from coming onto the forums? It's a pain to delete all of them / ban their ips. I'm sure it's the same people with fake IP's cause they always come back and spam the same stuff. |



Sincerely,

Arian

TheListener

Which mods are installed on the forum?

Do you uise the verification questions section which are available to use?

Bigguy

Have you installed forum firewall and the bad behavior mod. ??? They help out a lot. :)

TheListener

Quote from: Bigguy on September 08, 2012, 09:44:58 PM
Have you installed forum firewall and the bad behavior mod. ??? They help out a lot. :)

I was getting to that bit.  :)

* Old Fossil says Psst have a look at the antispam link in me sig.


Bigguy

Lol, sorry for intruding. I know you got it handled. Just figured I would interject for a moment. :)

* Bigguy bows out quietly.

TheListener

Quote from: Bigguy on September 08, 2012, 09:55:12 PM
Lol, sorry for intruding. I know you got it handled. Just figured I would interject for a moment. :)

* Bigguy bows out quietly.

Typical nosy hippy lol

:D

Bigguy


ahodania

Ok thanks guys! I'm a little confused about all the settings though. What should the settings be for standard spam bot refusals?

Bigguy


DarkBeast

I am getting the same spammers that you are but they mostly have the same IP so ban like 5 of them and u ban every single spammer another good thing is to delete some of the accounts. And also ban the internet provider. Cause most are proxies ;) . And they aren't bots they are mostly real people.

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