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Captcha is not enough

Jeremy

Well-known member
#2
In the interim, I have coded a "Stop Forum Spam" add on that should stop quite a few in their tracks. Find the link in my sig.
 

Ranger375

Well-known member
#6
Yeah a must. The spam killer system is great for clean up, but does nothing in terms of preventing spammers from joining. I run a board that manually approves members, and the question feature is how I can detect a potential spammer.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#7
... I run a board that manually approves members, and the question feature is how I can detect a potential spammer.
I do as well. The thing is, with xf, you can view the news feeds and actually see what else the newer people are doing. Even the ones that have been approved.

That does not really have anything directly related to this topic, but I have spent all day cleaning up spam that I otherwise would not have to do if we were now using xf.
 

Andy.N

Well-known member
#8
We use Question/answer system for our vb 3.8 site and did not have much spambot. But as much as you want, you still have to deal with human spammers who sign up, post some seemingly relevant posts and try to sneak a link here and there.

there are nothing that can stop this.
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
#9
I know this will be annoying to people signing up but can something be created that checks stopforumspam, requires captcha and question and answer?
 

TNCclubman

Well-known member
#10
questions and answers is a must for us. its stopped spam on our vb boards completely. can it please be included in the 4th release?
 

jonsidneyb

Well-known member
#11
I still get bad ones with question and answer. I go through each new member one at a time. Having these tools just reduces the numbers of accounts I have to check.
 
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Floris

Guest
#14
I am glad that I haven't had a spam msg in two months, and not using any anti spam at the moment.
I am sure once we're found we will start the fight again, but we come prepared.