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Phpbb Forum - Help With Spam etc

Post by Lord Kram » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:49 am

I know how well run this forum is, I am currently setting up my new Holly Willoughby forum which will be launching soon, but can someone help out with what I need to do (any mods to use etc) to stop those pesky spam users joining and posting?
Had a lot of trouble with a different forum I had in the past and couldnt control it, so if someone who runs this 1 can give me some pointers, i'd appreciate it a lot :D
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Re: Phpbb Forum - Help With Spam etc

Post by gaztaylor » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:50 pm

Its difficult and nothing works perfectly. Use the captcha method that asks a question, rather than the ones that ask you to input a sequence of numbers/letters. You need to keep changing the question/answers as the bots soon work a way round them. Spambots are getting very clever these days, they can crack most captchas and also use normal looking email accounts, IP addresses and usernames.
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Post by Lord Kram » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:14 pm

Ok cheers gaz
Is it best to just use the pre-installed 1s then and not mess around with any additional mods?
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Post by gaztaylor » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:28 pm

We have found from experience that many mods dont work. They are knocked up by amateurs who dabble in these things and they dont always work and cause problems, best to keep things basic.
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Post by Lord Kram » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:10 pm

Having a big problem with spamming even before I've launched the forum
Keep getting the usual rubbish with unique usernames and then posts mainly in the general chat etc, but had a bucketload from 1 user post a load of spam, how can I stop this happening?
Ive adjusted the registration settings to use the re-captha method, I would of thought that would be enough but obviously not
Gaz what spam/posting settings do you use by default on here? As I don't think ive ever seen any spam on here since I've been a member
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Post by gaztaylor » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:12 pm

Use Q+A captcha, use admin approval on new accounts, then you can spot the bots before they post and when you get some spam, administrate user and choose to delete them and all their posts, that gets rid of it all in one stroke.
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Post by Lord Kram » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:44 pm

Thanks!
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