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reduce spamming

Postby dummy_user » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:59 am

Those nike wearing, christian loving, spamming douchebags really start to annoy me; I guess meskibob would agree deleting those posts isn't an interesting task!?

http://www.yoursiteforums.com/forums/tu ... forum.html gives some tips. Where point 4 makes sense to me

4. Avoid Posting of Links From New Users: Do not allow new members to post live links of any other site no matter that is useful or not. It will better idea to allow new members to post live links only after they become regular and active member of the forum and have posted a number of useful posts.
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby meskibob » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:18 pm

a) Yes.
b) I've looked at a few ideas (the one you mentioned above, first post verification in general, a couple others I can't find ATM) but unfortunately it's not up to me to implement...
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby mazey » Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:00 pm

meskibob wrote:a) Yes.
b) I've looked at a few ideas (the one you mentioned above, first post verification in general, a couple others I can't find ATM) but unfortunately it's not up to me to implement...


enabling captcha registrations or email verification registration will reduce it quite abit.
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby meskibob » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:16 pm

Both are already required, but they really only stop bots. In our case they are actually signing up.
Unfortunately there's no way to really stop spamming entirely, but there are ways to mitigate the damage...
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby ExSport » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:45 pm

Some forums has limits for new members positing links.
So if new member will create first posts with links, it is filtered/deleted/forbidden.
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby mazey » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:06 pm

meskibob wrote:Both are already required, but they really only stop bots. In our case they are actually signing up.
Unfortunately there's no way to really stop spamming entirely, but there are ways to mitigate the damage...


wow, i havent registered for a very long time and with the amount of spam i thought both were off lol. doesnt leave u too many options.
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby Redlum » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:04 pm

I'm open to suggestions, the original link died.
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby meskibob » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:10 pm

New users can't post links MOD - http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2096637
Guide for enabling/disabling new user post approval - http://support.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?t=60031
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby Redlum » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:19 pm

Isn't approving all those posts by hand more work then banning a spammer? That mod looks interesting, I'll have a go at that.
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Re: reduce spamming

Postby meskibob » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:22 pm

Any updates on applying the mod? We've been getting hit pretty badly over the past couple weeks...
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