I have stopforumspam and the new google recaptcha.I would recommend that you don't bypass the flood filter for the Registered user group. If a spammer registers and isn't picked up by the spam settings, they could post thousands of posts in a very short time.
If you are going to use the bypass flood check, do it for a secondary user group that more trusted users are promoted to.
And both of those can be bypassed by human spammers.I have stopforumspam and the new google recaptcha.
Really, it isn't. It's far less of a pain than limiting users to how many posts they can make.Waiting 30 seconds to make a second post is pain. So I disable flood checking and use this add-on to prevent a spammer from creating 1000's of posts in a short time.
I don't want my site to fail. Will it?
but how do I get my members to post?
You've just put a barrier on new and existing members. It's not exactly going to be an encouragement for them to post more.I just did that. I set it to 20 messages.
Apologies, I misinterpreted what you meant, I thought you had installed the add-on mentioned above.How did I put a barrier on them? The flood filter turns off once a user reached 20 messages. That is all.
hmmmReally, it isn't. It's far less of a pain than limiting users to how many posts they can make.
A far better solution is the one suggested already, leave the spam filter on for new users and create a user group promotion for more trusted users where the flood filter is bypassed. Easy to do, no add-on required.
There is only one global flood check time (default is 30 seconds). It's not the amount of posts in X time, it's the time between submitting a post and then making a new one.hmmm
cant you lower the time to whatever you want from acp? flood check means the amount of posts in X time
i mean this is linked to this rightThere is only one global flood check time (default is 30 seconds). It's not the amount of posts in X time, it's the time between submitting a post and then making a new one.
You can lower it but the consequence is that a spammer will be able to post more frequently. 30 seconds is fine really, though as I said you can use a user group promotion for trusted members so that they bypass the flood check.
Yes, that's the flood check setting.