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XF 1.0 Just got thousands of spam threads and members :(

D37

Active member
#1
So I hadn't visited my forum for a few days and look at it now, and it's literally filled with thousands of threads and fake users.

I don't see the spam cleaner available for each user, only available for a few users...

How do I have access to spam cleaner for every user so I can get rid of all this spam...

P.s. I'm using Xenforo version 1.0.1
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
That spam cleaner option is available to mods for "new" users based on this criteria:

Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> Spam Management -> Spam Cleaner User Criteria

Here is a good discussion about dealing with spam:

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/my-forums-getting-lots-of-spam.35195/

One of the easiest things you can do is to enable Q&A captcha:

Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> User Registration -> Use Question & Answer CAPTCHA
 

Rho Delta

Well-known member
#3
My spam cleaner is GONE. It used to appear next to the edit next to the time and date, but it has disappeared as an option for all admins. I got hit with THOUSANDS of spam threads in the matter of minutes... I need help ASAP.
 

Brent W

Well-known member
#4
My spam cleaner is GONE. It used to appear next to the edit next to the time and date, but it has disappeared as an option for all admins. I got hit with THOUSANDS of spam threads in the matter of minutes... I need help ASAP.
If you followed Jake's instructions then change usergroup permissions to allow you to use it.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#6
My spam cleaner is GONE. It used to appear next to the edit next to the time and date, but it has disappeared as an option for all admins. I got hit with THOUSANDS of spam threads in the matter of minutes... I need help ASAP.
That spam cleaner option is available to mods for "new" users based on this criteria:

Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> Spam Management -> Spam Cleaner User Criteria