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Offline ponsukeen

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Help Preventing Spam
« on: September 27, 2018, 09:08:47 AM »
I am using SMF and the custom Avare Mu theme.  Every day, I am getting constant spam from bots.  I looked at installing an anti-spam modification, but simple installs are only for the default theme.   Therefore, it seems that I need to do manual coding.  A few questions:

1.  Does the manual coding apply to all custom themes, or do different themes require different coding?
2.  Is there a recommended security modification that others are having success with in preventing spam in their forum?
3.  Has anyone successfully installed an anti-bot mod to the Avare Mu theme?

Thank you for your help


Offline Kindred

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Re: Help Preventing Spam
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 09:49:22 AM »
first and foremost - UPGRADE to 2.0.15
Please do not PM, IM or Email me with support questions.  You will get better and faster responses in the support boards.  Thank you.

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Offline GigaWatt

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Re: Help Preventing Spam
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 07:56:37 PM »
About the spam, try setting up your registration questions using this questionnaire template ;).
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Offline Illori

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Re: Help Preventing Spam
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 05:28:05 AM »
About the spam, try setting up your registration questions using this questionnaire template ;).

actually the OP cant do that unless they upgrade to SMF 2.0 first as SMF 1.1 does not have the questions built in.

Offline GigaWatt

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Re: Help Preventing Spam
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 11:28:32 AM »
Yeah, just saw that this is posted in the 1.1 support board.

@ponsukeen: You need to upgrade ASAP. You're really behind on security fixes.
"This is really a generic concept about human thinking - when faced with large tasks we're naturally inclined to try to break them down into a bunch of smaller tasks that together make up the whole."

"A 500 error loosely translates to the webserver saying, "WTF?"..."

Offline ponsukeen

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Re: Help Preventing Spam
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 01:51:16 AM »
thanks you very much