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Spam Bot Finder Addons / Plugins for Xenforo ? Third Party Options ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Native Xenforo Addons
    (1) XenUtiles old thread: XenUtiles (by Jaxel)
    • StopForumSpam
    • Fspamlist
    • Botscout
    - Protects Profile Posts as well.
    - Testimony

    (2) BotScout (by Fred Sherman)
    - doesn't rely on reCAPTCHA.
    - Supports: Botscout only

    (3) [splendidpoint.com] AntiSPAM - Prevent Links and Emails
    - allows you to prevent certain usergroups from posting links and email addresses until they reach a certain number of posts set by you.

    (4) Stop Spam here (sonnb) $10 USD.

    Third Party Addons:
    (1) Botscout - http://www.botscout.com/
    - Botscout has an API that you can use on your signup form to keep Xrumer scum from registering to your forums in the first place. (AnthonyCea)
    (2) Bad behavior (Alfa1)
    (3) project honeypot (Alfa1)

    Xenforo Admin Suggestions:
    (1) Question and Answer CAPTCHA - added January 13, 2011 (beta6) - see notes
    (2) Ban Quick Email providers
    (3) Watch for international registrants, when your forum isn't international in nature (tip).
    (4) Use Cloudflare's Tools. (mrGTB)
    (5) Moderate the posts of New Users (Jake)
    Quick and Dirty tips from elsewhere:

    (1) Jigsaw: XenUtiles + change to a Q&A captcha
    (2) Melbo's Stop Spam Herre (sonnb) + English Q&A.
    (3) Moderate the posts of New Users (Jake)

    Please reply here with suggestions, addons, third party addons, articles about being a good admin, etc. Provide Links to other suggestions.
    Let's help each other on this one !
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  2. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Unless you have a www.botscout.com add on you are missing the boat.

    PS: You have to 'add it on yourself' if there is no official mod, I'm sure a competent technical admin can handle it or add the API to a software firewall.
  3. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Bad behavior & project honeypot.
    And off course stopforumspam

    Dont know if these are available for XF yet, but they should.
  4. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    We have all these DB's but no software firewall to plug them into right ?
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    New in xenforo beta6:

    Question and Answer CAPTCHA
    Adding to the armoury of tools in the war against spam, XenForo now supports a question-and-answer CAPTCHA system, allowing you to define a number of questions that pose no problems for humans to answer, but require significant effort for robots to decipher and respond.


    Any reports on this method of Spam Prevention ?
  6. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    I just turned the forum off, stopped those pesky spammers right away.
  7. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    There is this third party MOD that you can license each month to stop ALL forms of ROBOT and USER SPAM and its by far the BEST money can pay for. Google even went on record to say "It's the best we've ever seen!" and CNN called it "The wave of the future" and XenFrench.com even said "Il est le meilleur jamais!"

    what is it called and where can you get it??? Glad you asked

    Its called "Andrew" and you can get it right here

  8. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    You guys missed the boat on my new spam prevention idea, it is called 'who is this celebrity' then it flashes photos of stars so the member can choose via images.

    Attached Files:

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  9. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

    Anthony or ANT ur a dirty hippy
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  10. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    Andrew, my Supermodel CAPTCHA mod also increases participation in the forums by the demographic all webmasters want, young males, even old one's who do not have their wives following them around the web will flock to your forums too !

    Hell Charlie Sheen might even join your forum if you use it.
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Seems like SPAM concerns have dropped alot
    Anyone think they know why ?
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Great admin tip:

  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    [splendidpoint.com] AntiSPAM - Prevent Links and Emails

  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    === CloudFlare ===


    Funny also to see most threats have been blocked from the UK. :whistle:


  15. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Great advice !
  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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