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XF 1.5 Spam in thread title

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Dzi, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Dzi

    Dzi Member

    For longer time I have problem with spam in thread title (see picture). Daily I get 3-5 such threads.

    I saw on forum that this was reported bug in Xenforo but that it was fixed last year.
    I think that I have all correctly configured in admin panel. I have filled "Spam Phrases" with common words in spam thread title but it doesn't help. Is there something else what needs to be configured?

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  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Are you wondering why your spam phrases aren't blocking that? We'll need to see what's in your phrases then. Note that if you have individual words listed, they're unlikely to be picked up here as the URL is likely to be considered a single word.
  3. Dzi

    Dzi Member

    This is my spam words list:
    credit card

    Do you plan to block URLs in thread title? As you can see in picture in first post there is no purpose in posting URLs in titles, and blocking this will stop large amount of spam
  4. adwade

    adwade Active Member

    work as a Spam Phrase to catch a URL in the Title?
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Titles are tested against spam phrases. But they're considered no differently than the body (the title and the body are combined together for testing). The particular phrases you have won't match anything in this title. Certainly, one option would be to use a regex match, but this would match any URL (not just in the title):
    adwade likes this.
  6. PhobiaForum

    PhobiaForum Member

    If I add "www.*" in the spam phrases section will this stop spam with urls in the title? This is an issue I have encountered recently.

    I have just added:-


    to the list - this should catch the spam url titles?

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