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Old 09 Jan 2009, 11:36
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spam has been killing me

hi every one in the last few days i have been getting about 35 new users all spam any thing i can do about it runny VB 3.8 i do have no spam installed but is there a way i can stop them from registering thanks i also do use human verification
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 11:53
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Which Human Verification do you use? Try reCAPTCHA, if you are not already using it. Also, have a look at the other threads on this topic (there are plenty).

Also see Forum Robot Spam Prevention Recommendations.
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 12:04
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Originally Posted by Dismounted View Post
Which Human Verification do you use? Try reCAPTCHA, if you are not already using it. Also, have a look at the other threads on this topic (there are plenty).

Also see Forum Robot Spam Prevention Recommendations.
thanks will try this
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 15:45
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Originally Posted by mastertek2000 View Post
hi every one in the last few days i have been getting about 35 new users all spam any thing i can do about it runny VB 3.8 i do have no spam installed but is there a way i can stop them from registering thanks i also do use human verification
Try the Is Bot Mod that stops all registrations that occur in seconds, Just like the spambots.

Real Human Registration take a few Minutes so all registrations that take seconds are excluded.

Guest tracking mod is also a good way to see what guest are doing and what they are looking at.

Thers no excuse now to have a site full of spammers, You can get all the answers and some great advise from the members here

Good Luck
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 21:04
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Ukbuisnesslive is refering to this mod..

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=183917

and i agree, i recomend that it adds some small but usefull
antibot features.
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 21:17
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Originally Posted by Vaupell View Post
Ukbuisnesslive is refering to this mod..

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=183917

and i agree, i recomend that it adds some small but usefull
antibot features.
Its this one i was talking about
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ighlight=ISBot, Although the one you state is just as good, With the amount of anti spam measures available, admins should be spoilt for choice.

And heres the Guest Tracking Mod, a very useful add on to see exactly what your Guests are up to, as well as keeping tabs on the spammers http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ighlight=Track

No there can be no excuse to having a forum full of spammers

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Old 09 Jan 2009, 21:24
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I just use the vbulletin Q&A feature. Stopped all bots.
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Old 09 Jan 2009, 23:19
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Q&A with 50 questions here. Went from 40 spammers a day to 0 literally overnight.
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 09:15
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I have 2 or 3 questions only. Just be clever with them.
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