XF 1.2 Spam Prevention and Management

CTXMedia

Formerly CyclingTribe
#63
I assume too that the ones getting through will be human spammers. They are a little harder to stop if the username/email/IP combo haven't been added to any of the anti-spam databases; no matter what measures you take there will always be some who get through. (y)
 

Kevin

Well-known member
#64
Was there a post or conversation about adding a 'spam cleaner' link to the Moderation Queue page? I thought I saw something about that. :unsure:
 
#65
I would really appreciate it to see an option to ignore the username SFS blacklist specifically as that causes a lot of false negatives.
Yes this would be a welcome feature. The built in spam protections in 1.2 have been flawless for me so far except for having to manually approve users every day who happen to have common usernames.
 

craigiri

Well-known member
#67
Is there any guide to "normal" settings for all the options? It seems overly technical for each admin to figure out all the various numbers (of reporting) in order to reject spammers. I think I was spoiled by XenUtils and Stop Country Spam, both of which had clear logs so I could follow what was happening. Also, the account spam finder (links list) in Jaxels was nice.

It would be great if XF could build in these simple tools so we can follow what is actually going on.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#68
The "normal" settings are those that are set by default.

For the most part, whenever I'm configuring a XenForo board, most options stay at default as they have been deemed by the developers as "normal".

I do agree, however, that logs are very important. I think we really need to know what flags have been tripped by each user. Right now we have absolutely nothing to base an approve or deny decision on if a user goes to approval.

I have previously rejected a user from my site on the basis that I presumed the spam detection would be accurate, only for them to then contact me and tell me they're trying to buy my Gallery... Not the best start to give to a customer :)

In future I will approve them by default, but move them immediately into a restricted usergroup.

And -- maybe that's a good interim solution until we get better reports. Instead of automatically placing a user into manual approval -- instead maybe there should be an option to put them in a special usergroup instead.
 

SchmitzIT

Well-known member
#71
I have a few changes I'd like to request to the spam filter

1) Would it be possible to get the spam filter to be included in the "InlineModControls" overlay for mass-removal of spam? Some of our boards get hit by a lot of spammers in a short time span. I'd love to be able to mass-kill that from the thread-list by checking the boxes, and easily applying the default spam rules to all selected posts.
2) When having used the spam-filter, you're presented with a list of users with similar IPs as the censored censored censored OMG I can't believe you just said that censored> you just banned. Would it be possible to sort this so not-banned users show up at the top, rather than having to scroll down further and further in case of numerous users?
 

oman

Well-known member
#72
I have a few changes I'd like to request to the spam filter

1) Would it be possible to get the spam filter to be included in the "InlineModControls" overlay for mass-removal of spam? Some of our boards get hit by a lot of spammers in a short time span. I'd love to be able to mass-kill that from the thread-list by checking the boxes, and easily applying the default spam rules to all selected posts.
2) When having used the spam-filter, you're presented with a list of users with similar IPs as the censored censored censored OMG I can't believe you just said that censored> you just banned. Would it be possible to sort this so not-banned users show up at the top, rather than having to scroll down further and further in case of numerous users?
Probably best to make a suggestion thread for those. :)
 
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