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Forum spam, nothing working.

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by mikeambrose3, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. mikeambrose3

    mikeambrose3 Member


    Right now my forum uses about three different anti-spam plugins such as StopForumSpam+API, the XenUtiles built-in one, and utilizes recaptcha and questions. About two weeks ago the spam bots started happening again, and nothing is stopping them from registering. I have no clue what to do, and deleting 30 spam posts a day does get quite annoying. If anyone has any recommendations on how to lessen or stop these, please post.
  2. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    I would check your settings in XenUtiles. This should not be happening. I get hundreds of failed attempts a day. Not more than one ever couple of days gets through. Do you have a Honeypot add-on installed? I've heard they are very effective, but have as of yet not needed one as XenUtiles is just that good!
  3. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    I tweaked my Q/A questions about a week ago. Haven't had any spammers get past them since.

    I also run XenUtiles. It was catching all of them before that, but I figured I should probably be a little more proactive.
  4. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    Try keycaptcha or are you a human. Or just follow the link in my signature, it provides some good tips on dealing with it.
  5. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Grab the reg form timer, should sort you out ;)
  6. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Never get any spam using foolbot honeypot
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  7. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    SFS + all 4 APIs and good question and answer works great for me. 0 spam in 5+ months
    Dodgeboard likes this.
  8. Avramski

    Avramski Member

    If you use the Q&A captcha, it all depends on how you word your question. If Wolfram Alpha can find the answer, then the chances are that bots will be able to answer it, as, to the best of my knowledge, most bots check with Wolfram when they attempt to register.
  9. mikeambrose3

    mikeambrose3 Member

    I'll check that out soon.

    Also it seems that the accounts used to spam were created weeks earlier, but they're just now being used. So I guess I'll just have to wait out the "wave".

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