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  1. Deathstarr

    How have you defeated the automated bot signups?

    I must not be reading what you are reading. In the thread I linked to, there are a few ways listed to prevent automated bots. 1. Start banning from server level with IP addresses, 2. Use Cloudflare 3. Use robots.txt 4. Stopforumspam 5. Q&A is effective and you can also use generic questions...
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    What payment gateways allow *legal* firearms related sales?

    The main reason for this is because 1. Firearms have to be transfer'd via FFL dealers. If you are purchasing a firearm from an out of state user I would suggest paypal, GunBroker uses paypal so I do not know why it would be a problem. https://paysafeescrow.com/ but has a min. of $1000 Is a...
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    How have you defeated the automated bot signups?

    I will refer back to this post to help mostly. https://xenforo.com/community/threads/is-your-forum-being-hammered-by-bots.156431/
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    AlGunForum.com

    Your right! Adjusted background color to show proper footer links and text.
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    AlGunForum.com

    New design from Themehouse new logo made and updated the forum to 2.11. Let me know what you think!
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    Forum Promotion: Best Webmaster, Admin, & Internet Marketing Forum

    currently shows down for me. EDIT: Was just my internet.
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    AlabamaGunForum

    Algunforum.com is the new domain
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    AlabamaGunForum

    Thanks been working on it for a long time.
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    Looking for some suggestions on my user title ladder names

    I see what your saying, have you thought about continueing with the metals? Silver , bronze, gold, You could use titanium, rhodium and such or go with the army ranking system. If you want to stay with the metal and gems you could combine two but right now I see three different category’s...
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    What's the easiest hosting provider?

    Im cheap so I run my forum on BuyShared.net, has not let me down yet and has backups in panel as well as I am able to offload them.
  11. Deathstarr

    Spam! Everyday

    Correct no staff in that one. Running the recaptcha, stopforumspam, and Cloudflare as well as using the htaccess has eliminated all spam from my forum other then real people spamming. That’s is why i suggested it. Good luck feel free to reach out to me anytime.
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    Spam! Everyday

    You may want to read this: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/is-your-forum-being-hammered-by-bots.156431/
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    Bots

    I would block via Cpanel or htaccess. I use Cloudflare now and seem to have better results also. My traffic is lower now but more quality.
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    AlGunForum.com

    Mainly look at the start date of the thread.
  15. Deathstarr

    Third party Facebook share - no image

    Facebook does say it takes time for the og:img
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    Is your forum being hammered by Bots?

    My site seems to be fine as far as speed for me. After I added Cloudflare the speed seemed to increase for me personally. Even new threads load quicker. The bots were my problem.
  17. Deathstarr

    Is your forum being hammered by Bots?

    You can check my website but I don’t notice anything using Cloudflare.
  18. Deathstarr

    Is your forum being hammered by Bots?

    After I re-routed through Cloudflare and blocked ovh. My forum is no longer getting 20-50 bots roaming. Cloudflare also helps caching the forum and seems to make it faster.
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    Is your forum being hammered by Bots?

    http://algunforum.com/robots.txt But my forum is geo and niched. I don’t need other country’s or even states for my forum to maintain.
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