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XF 1.2 How to report spam to SFS?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by flynnibus, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. flynnibus

    flynnibus Member

    So I've added the api key for StopForumSpam in options... and I moderate new user registrations.

    But it's not clear to me in the workflows how I am supposed to be flagging users as spammers?

    When I reject user registrations.. is there any way to flag them as spammers for the various features xenforo supports for reporting spammers? Or are those things only supported when banning users as spam in the forums?

    I actually found most registrations still getting through the 1.2 spam improvements until I set the # of required flags to just 1.. and now it seems most registrations are getting rejected outright.. but for those that get through.. I'd love to be able to flag them as spammers without waiting for them to post in the forum.

    Is that possible?
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    You can run the spam cleaner from a users profile.
  3. flynnibus

    flynnibus Member

    I don't see spam cleaner in the user edit page in admin pages? And wouldn't spam cleaner only look at posts in the forums?

    I'm talking about when a user is registers and pending approval... they obviously do not have any posts at this point. It's plainly obvious when you have spam registrations at this point.. yet I have no way to funnel their registrations back into the BL lists.. I can only reject them or ban the IP.

    The workflow for approving users is in the admin control panel... the user profile page you suggest is in the forum view (and do they even show up before their registration has been approved?). That's not easy at all.
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Yes, as admin you can access the profile before you approve then. The Spam Cleaner can be run on profiles, regardless of post status.
  5. flynnibus

    flynnibus Member

    But spam cleaner does not reject the registration - but bans them and hence they hang around flooding ban lists and other views.

    I really don't need to keep track of hundreds of past China spammers in my db. Id like to just turn them away at the door, feed the data to the lists and move on.
  6. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    Have you not read the stop forum spam rules, you can't just submit people unless they've actually spammed.
  7. flynnibus

    flynnibus Member

    The registrations are quite clear of the intent. I have no problem flagging them prior
  8. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    That violates the SFS rules and your SFS account will be removed.
  9. flynnibus

    flynnibus Member

    Maybe xenforo could team up with a list of 'obvious spammers who have not posted' service :rolleyes:

    I don't need to clog my site with thousands of registrations from Bangladesh, India, China, and headless hosting services for my community about my 3k home neighborhood.
  10. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    If your forum is only about your local community, why not ban China etc via a .htaccess rule? Or via the StopCountrySpam addon here?
  11. flynnibus

    flynnibus Member

    It's what we've largely have done in the past... but the lure of a system that banned by use rather than geography is far more attractive.

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