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Old 05 May 2016, 05:56
Lukemjt88 Lukemjt88 is offline
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How do i stop bots/randoms signing up to my forum and posting?

Also how do i remove the 'Blog' tab and add new tabs?


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Old 05 May 2016, 07:22
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webmastersun webmastersun is offline
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Originally Posted by Lukemjt88 View Post
How do i stop bots/randoms signing up to my forum and posting?

Also how do i remove the 'Blog' tab and add new tabs?

You can need to read a post from a web hosting provider here

Block Malicious Bots / Crawlers using .htaccess

Other ways, you can use vB addons or integrate Google recaptcha to stop spammers registering your forum.

Hope it helps!
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Old 05 May 2016, 18:48
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Check pm I sent you luke
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Old 08 May 2016, 16:04
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Heres what I use to stop bots and it works pretty good. Maybe get 1 bot registering every 3 months.

(Extra Spam Protection) Prevent Posting Of Links On User Group Per User Group Basis
Rename register.php by BOP5
Solve Media CAPTCHA - Protect & Monetize your Forum
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Old 08 May 2016, 17:10
GHRake GHRake is offline
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Real name: Anomander Rake
I had lots of forum spam this is what I did to stop it:

Installed GlowHost Spamomatic and configure it
This blocks on average 50 email addresses a day from registering.

Enable VBOptions -> Human Verification Options for everything except post
Enable reCaptcha in Settings->Human Verification Manager

This solved 95% of the spam. After I got CloudFlare Free edition and set security mode to Medium and I forced enhanced authentication on all IP's coming from Russia, Ukraine & Romania and we now have ZERO SPAM!

To remove the blog tab go to VbAdminCP -> Settings -> Navigation Manager and if you want to disable blog completely disable it in Products/Plugins

I'm not an expert on anything but I know this worked great for us
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