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TPU: Detect and Block Spam Registrations 1.6.4

Score based tests to detect and block spammers upon registering

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    W1zzard submitted a new resource:

    TPU: Detect and Block Spam Registrations - Score based tests to detect spammers upon registering

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  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Looks promising (y)
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  3. BamBam

    BamBam Active Member

    Yep, sounds very good. And its free, and without Copyright, thats also great. But i am waiting for some Feedbacks from other Members.
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  4. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    If you get an error "Fatal Error: Call to undefined function socket_create()" your PHP installation doesn't have the sockets extension (most installations should have it). This feature is required for the "open TCP ports" detection feature, to disable it just remove all rules from that field in options.
  5. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

  6. psx

    psx Active Member

  7. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    It will detect most proxy/VPN ISPs via the "AS" rules , if you give a higher score to those you can block most proxy/VPN easily.
  8. AWS

    AWS Well-Known Member

    This is a great spam deterrent. I just installed it and it is catching things that others never did. I was using IIS rewrite rules to block countries and by using this I no longer need those rules. For the countries I want to block I just gave them the highest score to make sure they get denied.
  9. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Doesn't turning off captcha also mean that it is off for the Contact Us page? And since this addon doesn't appear to action the Contact Us page, you're leaving it open for spammers. On the couple of test occasions I've turned off captcha ( /admin.php?options/list/usersAndRegistration ), I immediately get spam from Contact Us.
  10. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    Yeah same here, and there seems to be no way to selectively enable the captcha for contact us. But deleting a few emails manually is not such a big deal. I'll look into making an addon to re-enable the captcha for contact us

    edit: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/tpu-disable-captcha-for-registration-only.2993/
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014
  11. ProCom

    ProCom Active Member

    I'm excited to test this out!

    A quick question: Do any of the existing / xf core "Spam Management" settings need to be changed or disabled when this addon is installed? For example, will there be some collisions if "Stop Forum Spam" is enabled in both places and the settings for when a registration is moderated / rejected are set differently in the core "Spam Management" and this addon?
  12. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    No, everything should still work. But for production use it's best to just turn off the XenForo anti spam measures, because this addon can do what they do, and more, with more fine grained control.

    If Xenforo rejects/moderates the registration, the addon can only pick the stronger measure. ie. it's not possible that XenForo rejects and this addon allows and the registration ends up allowed.
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  13. ProCom

    ProCom Active Member

    Ok, thanks!

    BTW, the granularity is awesome! Just since I posted above it has stopped 4 registrations that would have gone into my moderation queue before.
  14. sylvain

    sylvain Active Member

    I installed this addon few days ago, easy to configure and it works perfectly.

    Definitively a must have addon !
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  15. BamBam

    BamBam Active Member

    I have installed your Addon & turned off the XenForo StopForumSpam + DNS Blocklist. Is this ok now? Or should i turn off other things too?
  16. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    Yup, this should be fine now.
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  17. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    W1zzard updated TPU: Detect and Block Spam Registrations with a new update entry:

    New features and bugfixes

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  18. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    Quick explanation regarding the new moderate posts rule. In order to block chinese and indian spammers who seem to be registering completely manually I'm using the following rules:

    Make sure to leave the normal scoring in place (+1 in my example), so that the country is still taken into account to possibly reach the "reject" score
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  19. Xon

    Xon Well-Known Member

    I have a feature request;

    Can the Registration Log include any match Akismet spam check records for a User?
  20. W1zzard

    W1zzard Well-Known Member

    From what I understand, Akismet needs an actual post to be invoked, it won't just work on a registration alone?

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