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Favorite Anti-Spam Resources?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by AtoZ, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. AtoZ

    AtoZ New Member

    I just converted my vBulletin forum over to Xenforo. It's only been a couple of hours and I'm already missing the anti-spam features I had in place before! I'm having a hard time finding the right add-ons and customizations, so I thought I'd ask which ones are your favorites?

    First off, I'm looking to limit new users....
    - No links, images, etc. until they reach a certain level (posts, usergroup, etc.)
    - Limit number of posts they can make in X minutes/hours
    - Limit ability to send private messages

    Is profile spam a problem with xenforo? I had things in place for that with vB too.

    I'm sure I'll quickly realize some other things I'm missing.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2015
  2. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    There are several anti spam mods in the RM. Have you looked there?

    Regarding the ability to send private messages, that can be done by using the permisisons.
  3. AtoZ

    AtoZ New Member

    Yes, I have looked, but I'm wanting to know which ones experienced Xenforo admins are using and like the best. I'm also learning what Xenforo can do without any modifications so for all I know I could be searching for things I don't even need. I've had a lot of trouble sorting through things there. Which ones are you using??
  4. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    Regarding the registration I simply use the options built in xenforo. In regard to forum posting I use one that I have coded myself.

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  5. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  6. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

  7. AtoZ

    AtoZ New Member

  8. CreationNation

    CreationNation Active Member

    This is the one I've heard the best stuff about as well (I'm currently converting from VB to XF and am starting with this). I like how you can assign point values on a per country basis, since I am fully aware of which countries hit my site with the most spam (it has good defaults built in).

    Excited to try this one, and I know many that use it have been able to drop the crazy captchas as well.
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  9. Shiro

    Shiro Well-Known Member

    I'm tooting my own horn a little here, but I would highly recommend Trust+. The main focus of Trust+ is to stop abusive individuals of any kind, be it spambots, human spammers, or trolls. This is accomplished by an advanced risk analysis algorithm that can detect and block: disposable email addresses, proxies, known spammers, registrations of individuals from networks commonly used by spammers, and much more.

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