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Offline Study Force

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Re: Automated new accounts - hundreds of them...
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2013, 03:19:53 PM »
are you using the "questions" feature in smf 2.0.x?

Stop Spammer is doing exactly what it is supposed to - it is flagging the potential/identified spammers.

If you want to actually STOP the spam registrations, then you need to add additional protections... like questions and bad behavior+httpBL


This is the best suggestion. I'd advise you to switch the questions every month, OR as soon as you begin to notice spam. Once my questions are switched, I'm spam-free for at least two months.

Offline sulwen

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Re: Automated new accounts - hundreds of them...
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2013, 04:28:15 PM »
I'd advise you to switch the questions every month, OR as soon as you begin to notice spam. Once my questions are switched, I'm spam-free for at least two months.


Good idea. Thanks.

Forum reinstalled and no emails so far.

I think that when someone is migrating from v.1 to v.2 they should be asked to completely reinstall the forum. Might be a bit overzealous I know, but it seems to have helped me.

Once again thank for all your valuable suggestions.