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How to get rid of spams

Discussion in 'Managing a Forum Community' started by blam0, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. blam0

    blam0 New Member

    I have these people putting adult links on my forum spamming all the time, I want to know how to stop them
     
  2. m1k30rz

    m1k30rz New Member

    Are you making use of the CAPATCHA function? Also its a great idea to make sure the email user validation is enabled. This helps to ensure a "real" person is signing up.

    There is also a method of inserting a custom feild in your registration like "how do you spell dog" robots that spam your site arent smart enough to read this and comprehend it and will fail the registration.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. blam0

    blam0 New Member

    Sweet I just turned on the image verification, hopefully that works :lol:
     
  4. m1k30rz

    m1k30rz New Member

    I'm sure it will :D Without that its really easy for bots to signup to your forum and start the spam going
     
  5. blam0

    blam0 New Member

    It takes so long do delete all the spam, cant wait til its over!
     
  6. sensovision

    sensovision New Member

    my forum is online from 2002 so there was lot of spam attacks on it, most are made by robots not humans.
    We've tried several options like limiting guests from posting, turning on confirmation mails for registration, banning IPs.
    But after all experiments our forum is using this:
    - If it's robot attack CAPTCHA would stop them.
    - There is no need to limit guests posting, just limit them posting URLs as spammers are coming for inbound links not to contribute some text... Some would try to post message anyway but this is what you have moderators for.
    - We don't issue confirmation mail as such protection seems to be overridden by most spammers, just CAPTCHA code and if spammer is really annoying banning his IP should help.
     
  7. Webministrator

    Webministrator New Member

    Enable CAPTCHA, require email confirmation and if worse comes to worst, moderate new members first couple of posts.
     
  8. blam0

    blam0 New Member

    thanks to all for the great help!!
     
  9. Webministrator

    Webministrator New Member

    You could also enable admin activation. That can chase some users away though.
    Also Google spam emails and block them from joining.
     
  10. m1k30rz

    m1k30rz New Member

    Yep, thats a great idea but I'd only use it as a last resort if the spam gets really bad, a lot of people wont want to wait for the admin to validate them and go elsewhere.
     
  11. blam0

    blam0 New Member

    I dont really want to enable admin activation just yet. The capatcha seems to be working fine so far!
     
  12. FunSiteMaker

    FunSiteMaker New Member

    Glad to hear its working well for you blam0
     

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