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XF 1.5 Stop The Spammers

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by xert77, May 9, 2016.

  1. xert77

    xert77 Member


    I have made a post about this before, and tried to find a solution but the problem has just become worse and worse over time. Our website is being over run with daily spam registrations who come on and post new threads of spam & post spam on forum pages too.

    Today I added a security question related to our YouTube channel, so hopefully that helps.

    IS there a way to instantly ban anyone who registers and within 1 day starts a new thread with a link in it. Or even not ban, but just disable the account for ADMIN moderation. It is getting beyond a joke, all our moderators are complaining because every day they are having to delete thread after thread of new spam.
  2. Sonya

    Sonya Member

    You can set permissions for the newly registered group to restrict several things, including posting links, needing posts to be approved by a moderator, etc. Then you can set up a promotion to move people with x# of posts to a new usergroup without the restriction.
  3. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    Posting of links can not be restricted with permissions only. That would need custom developement.
  4. Sonya

    Sonya Member

    Sorry. I was thinking of something else. Doh!

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