The spam on the forum is very serious.

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The spam on the forum is very serious.

Post by stanley » Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:16 am

Every day I take time to delete the ugly spam posts (around 10 posts for each day). If anyone knows any anti-spam approaches with phpbb, please tell me. :(
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Post by B!ink » Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:23 am

I don't know much about phpbb coding. But the best I can do is make some suggestion on some of the mods or other add-ons that I found at phpbb website that people submitted that might help you. Here are a few.

phpBB.com View topic - [2.0.7] Ban Email Wildcard Upgrade
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=160638

phpBB.com View topic - [20-11-06] Anti-Spam ACP
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=465600

phpBB.com View topic - [2.0.13] disable spambots
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=210055

phpBB.com View topic - [2.0.18] Deter Comment Spam
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=259827

phpBB.com View topic - [2.0.19] AntiSpam Mod
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=367621

phpBB.com View topic - [2.0.19] Easy BotStopper
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=375262

phpBB.com View topic - Stop Spambot Registration
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=435694

The first one doesn't fight spam, but it could come in handy when you have to deal with spammers that uses same groups or domain names when registering. Hopefully this should hold you off until someone who knows more about php scripting, can give you a better answer.

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Post by stanley » Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:42 pm

Thanks for the info. :wink:
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Post by B!ink » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:14 am

You're welcome.
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Post by stanley » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:39 am

Thank you very much BlinkN!
I'm learning how to install a phpbb mod (a bit confused), after that I'll clean up all the spam posts. Before that, I've set user registration to admin activating mode. I really can't bare the spams.
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Post by stanley » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:50 am

Just removed them all!
It is likely we've come to the age that human beings need to fight with robots, much earlier than I expected.

EDIT: just applied an anti-bot mod, let's see if it works. 8)
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Post by B!ink » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:10 am

Let's hope it does it job. For now, only time can tell.
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Post by B!ink » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:31 am

Apparently Questions and Answers forum seems to get hit the worst when it comes to spam.
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Post by B!ink » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:36 pm

This post is here to grab your attention stanley.

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Post by stanley » Fri Dec 01, 2006 4:17 am

I temporarily set user registration to admin authorizing mode again. Seems the mod I install is totally not effect.
An interesting idea is to write a robot to clean up the forum, let robot fight with robot. Just for kidding.
I'll look at other mods and maybe upgrade to phpbb 3.0 (but it's still in beta).
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