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

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by D37, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. D37

    D37 Active Member

    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
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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:


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

    Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> User Registration -> Use Question & Answer CAPTCHA
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  3. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    If you followed Jake's instructions then change usergroup permissions to allow you to use it.
  5. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    My usergroup permissions do allow it... its not there.
  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member


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