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Akismet integration is a must

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by dieg0, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. dieg0

    dieg0 Active Member

    I'm running vB 3.6.12 on a big board. Users who don't meet a certain criteria get their posts tested against Akismet. Works like a charm. It catches most (if not all) of the spam on our forums and very few good posts get labeled as spam

    Lately I've been testing xF non stop and you need to work on this. We don't care about spam removal tools as much as spam not being posted on our forum in the first place.

    reCAPTCHA does nothing for us btw.
    nrep and ankurs like this.
  2. Steve10

    Steve10 Well-Known Member

    Yeah reCAPTCHA isn't as effective as it used to be, have you tried replacing it with nuCaptcha, I've seen it work great, personally for me as a user it's easier to use and it seems like it's much more effective then the other CAPTCHAS at blocking spam, plus as a big site you should be able to sign up to their revenue sharing option if you contact them direct, which has numerous benefits of course.

    I thought I'd mention that I'm not affliated with the company, I just really like the ease of use NuCAPTCHA provides.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Off topic, but you need to associate your forum account with your license to be able to post in the customer forums.
  4. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    even better than akismet

  5. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    On every forum I have ever run... (and I ran a forum that used to get 1.6 million pageviews a day)... I have never, not once, ever had akismet get a genuine positive result. Every thing was false positives. Akisment sucks.
  6. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    I prefer the Q and A technique myself.
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  7. Deebs

    Deebs Well-Known Member

    You are all missing the point of the OP, he is asking that POSTS get validated against Askimet, not user registrations.
  8. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    Akismet integration is NO must. It can be a option. No more!
    I use Q/A and have no spam. Since vB3 ...
  9. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

  10. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    A custom Q/A tecnique + captcha + stopforumspam is perfect for me. No need to use asikmet.
  11. dieg0

    dieg0 Active Member

    Neither Q/A nor reCAPTCHA work for us. Maybe these guys target us specifically. Don't know.

    We do get false positives from Akismet but the thing is that you only check new members posts for spam. No spammers get through to the best of my knowledge.

  12. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Then the answer to your question would be to get a 3rd party mod made for you to handle the functionality you require. I think Kier has stated all main features in XF will be ones required by the masses, and not filled with requests by the few.

    nucaptcha is something I agree on however and remember something being posted about it a while back.
  13. dieg0

    dieg0 Active Member

    Akismet stopped over 55,848,201 spammers today. So I guess it's not just me. Akismet is pretty standard in the Web today.
  14. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I wouldn't call it standard by any stretch of the imagination. 55 million blocks in a day is... not realy that impressive. That breaks down to what... just under 1000 blocks per second? I can set up a bot like xrumer which can submit content to pre-defined site lists at 10 sites per second without breaking a sweat. Thats only 100 spammers.

    Not trying to rain on your parade, but if I were wanting this implemented, I would be looking to get it developed as a 3rd party addon and wouldn't be holding my breath to see it in an official release.
  15. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    depends what kind of niche you run.....
    certain niche-forums are getting filled with spam, not matter whether you have Q&A Captcha or not.
  16. dieg0

    dieg0 Active Member

    It doesn't necessarily have to be Akismet. I don't really care about the name. The thing is I shouldn't be able to post this:

    Got it from my forum moderation queue. I edited this quote to remove the links after being posted.
  17. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    Akismet saves me a lot of time and catches several spammers that make it past the StopForumSpam database. I'd like to see this too as it should be easy enough to code :)

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