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Offline ahodania

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Spam Bots
« on: September 08, 2012, 09:24:21 PM »
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. |



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Arian

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Re: Spam Bots
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 09:30:02 PM »
Which mods are installed on the forum?

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

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Re: Spam Bots
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 09:44:58 PM »
Have you installed forum firewall and the bad behavior mod. ??? They help out a lot. :)

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Re: Spam Bots
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 09:46:52 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.


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Re: Spam Bots
« Reply #4 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. :)

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Re: Spam Bots
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 09:56:08 PM »
Lol, sorry for intruding. I know you got it handled. Just figured I would interject for a moment. :)

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Re: Spam Bots
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012, 10:00:11 PM »
lmao. :)

Offline ahodania

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Re: Spam Bots
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2012, 11:52:49 PM »
Ok thanks guys! I'm a little confused about all the settings though. What should the settings be for standard spam bot refusals?

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Re: Spam Bots
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2012, 11:10:22 AM »
Settings for what ???

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Re: Spam Bots
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2012, 01:10:01 PM »
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.