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XF 1.4 Facebook Spammers

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by DaveL, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. DaveL

    DaveL Well-Known Member

    I seem to get most of my spam users signing up using their linked facebook account.

    Am I right in thinking that when someone joins up via facebook they bypass the captcha and Q&A system?

    Anyone else having issues with facebook spammers? If so, have you managed to limit it at all?
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They do bypass the CAPTCHA and email verification, mostly because that has already been done via the other sites. However, they're still run through other spam checks.
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  3. Alex S

    Alex S Member

    How to do this fix, so when you enter the login output error.
    And login was introduced as an e-mail.
  4. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    This has nothing to do with email verification. Normal users can login via username or email and changing that to email only isn't an anti spam measure of any sort.
  5. DaveL

    DaveL Well-Known Member

    Im really struggling about the amount of Facebook spammers im getting on my site.

    Is this possible?

    Create a custom usergroup of facebook users which requires first post moderation? After the first post has been approved, on their second post they are moved to the usual registered usergroup?

    Im guessing this could be achieved via promotions?
  6. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Disable Farcebook

  7. DaveL

    DaveL Well-Known Member

    Not as easy as that. We get a lot of good quality members that sign up using their facebook accounts. The game my site is about has an active facebook community run by the games developers, so a lot of people cross over using their facebook accounts.
  8. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    I believe @DRE once had this problem and he paid someone to create anti-spam for facebook. Can't remember the addon name.
  9. DaveL

    DaveL Well-Known Member

    Something like that would be ideal. Im guessing a fair few spammers are using the option of spamming forums via facebook registration as it bypasses all other security methods.
  10. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can actually do this with promotions. They traditionally are designed to add permissions, but you can use them to remove permissions. You do just need to accept the caveat that the promotion may apply after the criteria doesn't match (until it's checked via cron) or not be applied when it starts to match (if it matches at registration, it should be ok).

    You'd select the criteria "User's forum account is associated with their Facebook account" and "User has posted no more than X messages". While they match, add the user to a group that you've set some "Never" permissions for (to forcibly remove them).
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  11. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

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