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Spam bots

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by aruffell, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. aruffell

    aruffell Member

    Only installed Xenforo tonight, but already (with recaptcha enabled) we've had about 6 people sign up and start their usual spam.

    Moved from vb4 over to XF and never had this much spam in such a short space of time.

    Any ideas on putting an end to this?

    Many thanks.
  2. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member


    From over 100 per day to one or two per week.
  3. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

  4. aruffell

    aruffell Member

    Will give it a go thanks :)
  5. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

  6. aruffell

    aruffell Member

    I've found they are not new members, but instead old members who signed up on vbulletin and hadn't posted. Transferred everything over and now they are suddenly posting.
  7. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Use the spam feature in Xenforo to ban and identify sister ID's with the same IP. You likely find the spam posts ID's are related.
  8. aruffell

    aruffell Member

    So far, none have the same IP :(
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  10. aruffell

    aruffell Member

    I thought that would be the case. They seem to be slowing down a bit now, so I hope there won't be many more :)

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