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XF 1.1 uncontrolled spam.

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by zyxep, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. zyxep

    zyxep Member


    i contacted the support but that forum link i got didn't help that much.
    i have a uncontrolled spam on my forum, allways my "off topic" forum that get spammed.

    i have email confirm enable
    recaptcha + Q&A. my question is a simple math Q.

    I have installed XenUtils and added FSpamList & BotScout.
    But still i get a lot of spam.

    picture: [​IMG]

    I really hope someone can help.
    maybe i have a failed configuration somewhere.
  2. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    QnA has been the biggest help for us, if you're doing simple math then that's a huge problem.

    I'd make it unique to your website, depending on your niche easy enough for someone who knows something about the niche of site could answer it.

    We have a gaming site so we use gaming questions that I believe any gamer could answer but it has stopped all bot registrations.
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  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  4. zyxep

    zyxep Member

    good idea, ill change it right away.

    Honeypot? please explain.
  5. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    Also try limiting by country - one of tenants add-ons. I stop a lot of spammers from that.

    Another good technique is to have the first one or two posts from EVERY new user moderated.
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  6. zyxep

    zyxep Member

    how do i setup that?
  7. mike os

    mike os Active Member

    math questions are what bots live for, a simple word answer eg spell spam backwards is better, something a little more complex better yet.. just make sure the answer is obvious. Even "this site is about handbags, what is this site about?" works well as bots don't seem to be able to work it, humans are a different problem

    I have sonb stop spam here installed too

    also i do not allow new members to use links anywhere until after a minimum post count...15 i believe
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  8. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    spammer with an avatar...you don't see that very often.
  9. zyxep

    zyxep Member

    because i have a plugin that collect a avatar from a game service, if they don't have a registered nick at that game they get default avatar :)
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  10. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

  11. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  12. zyxep

    zyxep Member

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