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Stop Spammers

Started by freddie65, March 19, 2013, 04:36:11 PM

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freddie65

Just moved over from Simple Press and I can't believe how many spam members I have after only two days.

How can I stop this?

thanks

mashby

Have you setup any registration questions? That's usually the best place to start. There are also mods on the mod site to help prevent spammers as well.
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?action=search;type=19
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Kindred

And a section of the FAQ in the wiki...
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

"Loki is not evil, although he is certainly not a force for good. Loki is... complicated."

xrunner

Quote from: freddie65 on March 19, 2013, 04:36:11 PM
Just moved over from Simple Press and I can't believe how many spam members I have after only two days.

How can I stop this?

Welcome to the club. There's a lot of spamming going on. Take this for what it's worth but when I started using this message I conjured up myself - my spammers all but stopped -


You can't post ANYTHING or use your account until an Admin approves your account based on spam databases and heuristic screening criteria - you will not be registered until this approval is complete - if you still wish to apply enter "notspammer" without the quotes in the box


^^^ none of that is true but they don't know that.

Try it, it can't hurt.

MrPhil

Quote from: xrunner on March 19, 2013, 05:40:05 PM
^^^ none of that is true but they don't know that.
Now they do...

I suspect that the bots can't follow the instructions to drop the quotes, but pretty soon human spammers will be attacking you...

xrunner

Quote from: MrPhil on March 19, 2013, 08:01:38 PM
Now they do...

I suspect that the bots can't follow the instructions to drop the quotes, but pretty soon human spammers will be attacking you...

Bring it - I'm ready for em!

tumbleweed

Place a question (Admin > Security and Moderation > Anti-Spam.) that is in direct relationship to your content of your forums. something your users would know. This will throw the bots off the tracks for sure.
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freddie65

thanks for the tips.

I'll give them all a try.

freddie65

I've set up security questions and registered a user to test, however the questions don't appear during the registration process?

Kindred

you have to set the "number of questions" to more than 0
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

"Loki is not evil, although he is certainly not a force for good. Loki is... complicated."

freddie65


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