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#1 2011-03-11 09:54:31

Reines
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From: Scotland
Registered: 2008-05-11
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Anti-spam stats from FluxBB.org

Since I enjoy statistics and graphs I thought I'd share some about the spam which we have blocked on FluxBB.org since May 2010. Within those 10 months we have blocked a total of 77,727 spam registrations using a combination of a honeypot and StopForumSpam. The vast majority (basically all bots) were blocked via the honeypot, with SFS being used as a second barrier against human spammers.

With a total of almost 78,000 users blocked in 10 months that equates to around 10 per hour, constantly. At the moment we get maybe 1 or 2 users per day passing through the filters, which I manually delete by searching for users with URLs in their signatures but 0 posts. 1 or 2 per day means we're looking at >99% success rate, which isn't bad at all considering the system is totally hidden to any legitimate users.

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The spike at the beginning was existing user accounts which I purged and reported when we first set up the system. I've no idea what the 2 spikes in Jan/Feb are though?!

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Also what the hell happened on the 13th/14th last month?

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Our top spammers from the past 90 days:
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PS. The graphs/stats are actually generated by SFS.

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#2 2011-03-11 10:25:57

Oldskool
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Registered: 2008-12-28
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Re: Anti-spam stats from FluxBB.org

Nice graphs, looking pretty good smile
Thanks for sharing this, cool insight in the spam filtering effectiveness.

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#3 2011-03-13 13:59:11

David Stone
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Registered: 2011-03-13
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Re: Anti-spam stats from FluxBB.org

Which software do you use to do this. Would you please share the link where i can find this.

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#4 2012-04-16 19:39:46

Ahmed
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From: Latvia/Sudan/Earth
Registered: 2012-04-04
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Re: Anti-spam stats from FluxBB.org

Also what the hell happened on the 13th/14th last month?

Valentine day. Spam love to use hopes of lonely and desperate hearts...

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#5 2012-04-16 19:43:36

heartcall
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Registered: 2012-04-12
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Re: Anti-spam stats from FluxBB.org

Also... how does spam stop integrate into one's forum?


Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance!!!

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#6 2012-04-16 20:07:15

Ahmed
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Re: Anti-spam stats from FluxBB.org

heartcall wrote:

Also... how does spam stop integrate into one's forum?

Integrate or register?

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