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Security, Spam Bots, etc.

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Ren3gade10, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Ren3gade10

    Ren3gade10 Member

    I am looking for some suggestions and help on how to make sure that my Xenforo is as secure as possible, and also very good with fighting off spam bots.

    Lately my forums has been getting a ton of spam bots coming through. The past 5 days, every day there has been 1-2 spam bots posting on our forums. So what can I do to stop them? What can I add, and what are the best settings I can set on the User Registration settings?

    Thank you!
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What are your settings for spam management?
  3. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

  4. Ren3gade10

    Ren3gade10 Member

  5. Ren3gade10

    Ren3gade10 Member

  6. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    No chance of false positives. With the stopforumspam you have a chance for false positives.

    I always keep one Q&A because that add-on does not protect the Contact form. I always keep the question simple though.

    We use it on all of our forums. You can see it in action at http://www.v6mustang.com if you look at the source code of the registration page compared to a default one.
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  7. Ren3gade10

    Ren3gade10 Member

    Was looking at it, and it looks extremely nice. I might just have to purchase it :) Thank you.
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  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Change your Captcha questions.
  9. Ren3gade10

    Ren3gade10 Member

  10. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Not for bots
  11. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Now @BamaStangGuy... you know that add-on is a piece of junk!:p

    Wait a minute... if it was, why am I running it on all 3 of my sites (1 registered version and 2 branded - eventually I'll get the spare ka-ching for all to be registered versions).

    @Ren3gade10, you won't go wrong... it's a great add-on and if you get the full suite it's even better.

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