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XF 1.1 Spam..constant spam.

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Derrick Kyle LeBrocq, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. http://forum.avermedia.com

    We're getting constant spam. I have Keycaptcha and Xenutils installed (using all 3 anti spam api's).

    They keep getting through.

    How the crap do I stop this?
  2. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

  3. Tried that. They got through.
  4. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    Must be human then. I use it on 10+ forums and get little to no spam.
  5. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Meh Edit
  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  7. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Try solvemedia.com. Works for us and you can earn some extra money.
    Jeremy P likes this.
  8. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    If they are human, StopHumanSpam (included in TAC AntiSpam : http://xenforo.com/community/resources/tac-tenants-anti-spam-collection-anti-spam-free-version.1474/)

    They are most likely to be bots (the spam you have recently seen.. were they from new users or users that existed before the time you installed FoolBotHoneyPot)

    FoolBotHoneyPot is also included in TAC (It stops 100% of spam bots from registering, but if they were already registered, then they'll still spam)

    FoolBotHoneyPot stops 100% bot spam on the registration page (it also tells you a lot about the bots/humans ... including header information, proxy information, js information, cookies, how many hidden fields they get picked up by, if they get detected by AnyApi

    Also included in TAC and to be used with FBHP is AnyApi, this is set up by default with StopForumSpam, Project Honey Pot Http:BL, FSpamlist, Spam Busted,Bot Scout ... up to 10 APIs defined by you if you should need that, to be honest, once FBHP is installed, additional API's are pointless, I just use FBHP + StopFormSpam for humans)

    Also included in TAC is StopCountrySpam - to stop Spam from particular countries

    Also included in TAC is also CustomImgCaptcha - these are customised images defined by you. XRumer can not solve custom Images that it can not train against (it can solve mass used CAPTCHA such as ReCaptcha , or Games/Javascript used in other popular CAPTCHA, since it can train against the set, but it can not train against custom images that are different for every forum!). Also, for ever image you upload, there are more than 300K different versions, making a binary comparison harder

    No bots can currently get through FoolBotHoneyPot (It would requier a significant redesign for XRumer). If you still belive they have, please can you PM me your logs with FBHP installed, the username of the spammer and also find it in the FBHP logs (it will be there if the bot/human registered after the date that FBHP was installed)
  9. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Make sure you moderate the first post or the first two posts.....that will show you if any new ones are getting through.
  10. Diana

    Diana Active Member

    I found a way that works for me. Formulate a CAPTCHA question that asks about something in the future. Spambots can't speculate about the future. They have to use existing data and there is no data for the future. For example, during the elections I asked "who will win the presidential elections?" There were only two choices that any human could guess at but spambots could not. After the election I changed it to "what holiday will you celebrate in December" and gave a list of choices. So far so good. I think the key word is "will." Bots don't have a will, they're programs. I've been spam free for over a year since I started using this method. I got the idea from Kier who said "try to think like a bot when you formulate your CAPTCHA question." Bingo! :cool:

    I get a kick out of seeing 20 bots try to register all at once but can't get passed human intelligence.

    Power to the People! :D

    Hope this helps. :)
    Jake Bunce likes this.
  11. cdub

    cdub Well-Known Member

    How do you make it so that you moderate the first 2 posts?
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  13. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I have changed my Forum-settings to "Manual Approval" and am loving it to view the users (IP, Email, etc.) before they enter my website (y)
    Much better than constantly deleting spammers.

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