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useful against spam posts in phpBB

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by Blue Frost » January 16th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Cool, thankfully I have yet to be spammed, just one out of the way post that I got rid of after insulting. :)
I saved the whole page in the link :) very helpful maybe.

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Unread post by andy1 » July 16th, 2011, 2:03 pm

talk about spam - nothing protects you from it if you allow non-reg posting, none of the spambot countermeasures provided by the basic forum software. phpBB smarten up!

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by andy1 » July 16th, 2011, 8:09 pm

Q&A good against spambots - bad against manual spammers
captcha good against manual spammers - bad against spambots.
i'll be damned.
actually, having both active at the same time would rock.

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by Blue Frost » July 16th, 2011, 11:35 pm

Yes it would but I don't mind since my forum is slow, lately I have had few try it and the ones that did failed since images was off for them. :)
I made them a thread but they didn't like it I guess lol

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by andy1 » February 20th, 2012, 11:32 am

i'm noticing a slow invasion of spam members on this forum as of late.. still haven'ty done anything about it cept an occasional deletion but been wondering what will it take to discourage them:)

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by Blue Frost » February 20th, 2012, 2:40 pm

Slow lol I have been deleting 5-10 or more a day.
It's no big deal really but some sign up to do it.

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by andy1 » April 17th, 2012, 6:10 pm

wow. just deleted 11 pages by 30 spam members = 330 spam accounts that were never activated - those were made in the past week or two. :blink:

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by Blue Frost » April 17th, 2012, 11:24 pm

LOL are those the ones I banned or more, they are certainly prolific .

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by andy1 » April 19th, 2012, 12:11 am

who knows:)).. these reg'ed but never activated accounts but they might have guest posted. just deleted almost two pages of the same - about 60 new bot registrations in one day? [ external image ]

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by Blue Frost » April 19th, 2012, 8:58 am

I always check the stop forum spam before deleting them unless they post spam .
Usually they are on there.
I posted this before :) http://www.stopforumspam.com/

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by Blue Frost » April 19th, 2012, 7:56 pm

I found a mod that might help :) might try it sometime on my forum
[RC] Disable links for new users & guests
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=2096637

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by andy1 » April 25th, 2012, 10:25 pm

ha! sounds good only i think you don't need a mod for that - you can just disable links/BBCode for the new reg users and guests. no?

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Unread post by Blue Frost » April 25th, 2012, 11:57 pm

I'm not sure, it don't work now even though it's on.
Well maybe Ill look, and find something else :(

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Re: useful against spam posts in phpBB

Unread post by andy1 » May 5th, 2012, 12:56 am

blue!:) did you check the permissions tab? go poke around there and you'll see it.
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