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Security, Spam Bots, etc.

#1
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!
 

Brent W

Well-known member
#6
If I use that.. will it get a lot of false-positives?
also.. do I need to use a CAPTCHA/Question on registration if I have this?
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.
 
#7
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.
Was looking at it, and it looks extremely nice. I might just have to purchase it :) Thank you.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#11
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).

Was looking at it, and it looks extremely nice. I might just have to purchase it :) Thank you.
@Ren3gade10, you won't go wrong... it's a great add-on and if you get the full suite it's even better.