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Spammers are creeping...

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by el canadiano, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. el canadiano

    el canadiano Active Member

    Hey guys,

    Although I would like to say that I normally have a good track record and such, I've recently been dealing with a lot of spam messages coming from statuses (I have Recent Status List installed). The users have not been making any posts, but they'll just make a spam message and go. It's nothing the Spam Cleaner cannot clean, but the number of them doing it is increasing, and it seems like they're all coming from the same ring of people. I've also been reporting them to the SFS.com database. I currently have Jaxel's XenUtiles installed and also I have Q&A CAPTCHA installed (I have changed most of the questions).

    Is there anyone else experiencing similar problems?
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Truthfully, I probably would just take away the ability for new members to make any sort of profile posts (status updates are controlled by the user's ability to make profile posts). Once they are an established member (by whatever definition you determine appropriate), have the system move them to a different user group that allows it.

    If someone is on your site to do nothing but make profile posts, well... they probably are a spammer of some sort. :)
    Kim and Brandon Sheley like this.
  3. el canadiano

    el canadiano Active Member

    I was thinking that was my only real option. I just stripped rights for profile posts and stuff and gave them via. a promotion.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have the first 5 posts pre-moderated, which covers threads and profile posts.
  5. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

  6. el canadiano

    el canadiano Active Member

    I think that's overkill, especially for a <25k-post forum.

    I'll consider it.

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