Why... they run just the built in spam detection stuff - and it's OK for bots, but if you have people behind it they can get in just like everyone else. That's why you just report it and go about your business.I expected to never see them again on the company forums at least
I did report the post, and I'm not complaining at all.Why... they run just the built in spam detection stuff - and it's OK for bots, but if you have people behind it they can get in just like everyone else. That's why you just report it and go about your business.
Now, on your own forum, there are ample add-ons that can be used to prevent this.
I am aware of this, and thank XenForo for having implemented so many anti spam tools out of the boxSpam has been plaguing forums for ~ 5 years now. As far as I know, the XenForo team is the only vendor that has engaged in this effort directly. There are now significant spam-fighting features active right out of the box, and others that can be configured. In the long run this is going to be a major game-changer in the market place.
Using Tenants stuff and it stops everything that's been thrown at it. I also use a simple captcha that involves sliding a slider from left to right - simple enough that a cave man should be able to do it, but don't quite think a bot will be able to. I also use the StopCountrySpam (mainly for the proxy blocking but I do have RU,PL,CN,BA,KZ,KP,KG and a couple of others totally blocked).Bots can still sneak in. They made some major anti-spam improvements in 1.1.4 & 1.1.5. 1.2 adds to that.
Yes, I agree. For the customer forums it's a bad idea to moderate new members since it can be annoying for potential customers looking for immediate responses, even though some competitors do this to avoid any spam on the forum I think it's a good move not to do this. And I'm sure you and the other moderators also have quite a job making sure spam doesn't enter the forum which you guys are doing great at.As Mike said, the new features are gradually phased in.
Quite a few spammers have gone straight into moderation which means you never see the posts as they are then spam cleaned.
Nothing will ever stop human spammers who are using "clean" IP addresses though.
Well, apart from pre-moderating every new member, which I do on my site.
That's not really appropriate for here though as it may put potential customers off.
I have not had to resort to the country blocks with 1.1.4 & 1.1.5. The Tornevall DNSBL plus the registration timer are almost good enough.UI also use the StopCountrySpam (mainly for the proxy blocking but I do have RU,PL,CN,BA,KZ,KP,KG and a couple of others totally blocked).