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Old 05 Oct 2016, 10:52
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Question Prevent Threads with Certain Titles

Hello,

I have vb4.2.2 installed and after some updates, most of our spam is under control. We require captcha and do not allow urls for users with under 3 posts and that prevents a lot of spam bots.

However, the bots are getting around this by pasting the url in the thread title like this:

Title: http://theirdumbspamsite.com/some-page/
Post: garbage spam

Is there anyway to block new threads, or queue them for moderation, if they contain "http://" or something similar in the thread title? No normal users use "http://" in the thread titles, 100% of the time it's spam.

Thanks
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Old 05 Oct 2016, 18:37
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Create a plugin hooked at "newpost_process" with the following Plugin PHP Code:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

What this does is if "http://" is embedded in the thread title, the content of the post will be erased, and the user will be told their post is too short.

--------------- Added 05 Oct 2016 at 20:10 ---------------

A more complete solution can be found here:

Block Censored Words in Posts by BOP5 VB4

This product will allow you to check post titles/content for additionally censored words/strings. You can specifiy which forums in which it is active too.
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Old 11 Oct 2016, 15:23
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Originally Posted by MarkFL View Post
Create a plugin hooked at "newpost_process" with the following Plugin PHP Code:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

What this does is if "http://" is embedded in the thread title, the content of the post will be erased, and the user will be told their post is too short.

--------------- Added 05 Oct 2016 at 20:10 ---------------

A more complete solution can be found here:

Block Censored Words in Posts by BOP5 VB4

This product will allow you to check post titles/content for additionally censored words/strings. You can specifiy which forums in which it is active too.
thanks for your reply, but i've never created a plugin so your post is a bit over my head.

i tried the BOP5 plugin, but it censors both thread titles and posts since it uses the vB built in censorship list, and therefore doesn't work to just censor titles.
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Old 11 Oct 2016, 15:29
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