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Spam Bots

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by KevinEssence, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. KevinEssence

    KevinEssence Member

    I've tried doing research about this..every night there are at least 2-4+ spam bots that come onto the forums and spam muscle enhancement crap. Has been going on for months now, I've tried many plugins and none seem to dis-regard that. Anyone have any ideas as it's creating a big mess when no one is online to deal with it.
     
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  3. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    It'd be useful to know what your Spam Management settings are in order to help further.
     
  4. KevinEssence

    KevinEssence Member

  5. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    You need to understand what kind of spam do you have? and adjust that addons option.
    It is very powerful.
    Like blocking certain counties.
     
  6. KevinEssence

    KevinEssence Member

  7. borbole

    borbole Well-Known Member

    xenforo has some great anti spam protection. Are you using them?
     
  8. KevinEssence

    KevinEssence Member

  9. KevinEssence

    KevinEssence Member

  10. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    Properly configured it should work. You have to realize the majority of spam on a xenforo site is human generated.

    I have had 1 slip through in 6 months. Mainly because he was US based. Some sites can't afford to block the 2 Pakistani and 2 Indian isps this crap comes from but we can. Tr He other half comes from VPS hosts which we can block due to almost no chance of a real user being on those hostnames except for small private and customs VPNs.
     
  11. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You should get a Project Honeypot key and an Akismet key too. You may also want to add some spam phrases.
     
  12. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    My addon (TPU: Detect Spam Registrations) will write logging data for each registration into XF's spam trigger log. Check there and find out what those registrations share (country, isp etc).
    Then block them in the settings of my addon
     
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  13. KevinEssence

    KevinEssence Member

    :(https://gyazo.com/2311cad43f432c74b1125c7274240ba6

    Where is this data logged?
     
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    Mouth Well-Known Member

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  15. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

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  16. KevinEssence

    KevinEssence Member

  17. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    Yup, find the patterns and put in appropriate matching actions, this requires a little bit of fine tuning as different forums get hit by different spammers
     
  18. KevinEssence

    KevinEssence Member

    Thank you very much.
     
  19. KevinEssence

    KevinEssence Member

    I also thought about having a minimum time registered to create a thread. Is there any way to do this?
     
  20. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    This will annoy the hell out of your regular users. It's possible using XenForo Usergroup Promotions.

    Rather use the moderate all posts functionality of my anti-spam addon for high-risk countries/ISPs
     
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