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#1 2012-06-07 23:07:00

jacob
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Anti-SPAM mod

At https://fluxbb.org/resources/mods/anti- … ses/0.1.1/, I have a mod that will prevent most spambots on your forums.

By using a hidden password field on the registration page that most spambots will fill in, it is able to detect and prevent spambots on forums.

Last edited by jacob (2012-06-10 18:49:16)


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#2 2012-06-10 17:44:27

stevetheipad
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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

Bad link, buddy.


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#3 2012-06-10 17:57:34

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Re: Anti-SPAM mod


fluxbb.de | develoPHP

"As code is more often read than written it's really important to write clean code."

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#4 2012-06-10 18:48:54

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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

Oh yeah, I need to fix that link.


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#5 2012-06-19 09:44:35

johnzhang
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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

seems Easy ,thanks for share

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#6 2012-06-19 10:41:30

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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

Thank you very much, jacob.

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#7 2012-06-20 05:33:26

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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

Tasos wrote:

Thank you very much, jacob.

You're very welcome. smile


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#8 2012-06-20 06:34:54

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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

smile

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#9 2012-08-22 01:28:28

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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

Hi Jacob,

In the file register.php, you put the input called "nopost" inside the check :

<?php if ($pun_config['o_regs_verify'] == '0'): ?>

That means that if the registrating user is supposed to get his password by email, the registration will no work with your mod.


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#10 2012-08-22 01:29:55

jacob
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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

Hmm, I'll look into fixing that.

In FluxBB 1.4.8, it doesn't seem to be a problem. I'll check 1.5 next time I have my personal server on (aka my cheap laptop with Apache on it tongue).

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#11 2012-08-22 09:24:18

partikule
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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

This "honey pot" anti-spam system isn't enough and is today non efficient.
Most of the spam bots feed only the needed fields for each forum platform.
Leaving one field empty and checking if the filed is empty is finaly like checking nothing.

To illustrate what I'm saying : I just tested this "Anti-SPAM" on my forum.
Before, I was using a double check : "Honey pot" + "Question /Answer" anti-spam.
The result speaks by itself :
Before: 1 spam registration / day
With "Anti-SPAM" : Just installed 2 hours ago, and I got 6 spam registration.

Jacob, be sure my goal is not to criticize your job, but just to inform users regarding this solution : using it will perhaps work for very old bots but against recent bots, this just will do nothing.

To "minimize" spam registration, the first thing each forum admin should do is to remove the "signature" of fluxBB : "Powered by FluxBB...". Do it at install, to avoid to be in "forums spam list".
To minimize the signatures of your forum, you can also change some terms like "Post reply", "Quick post", "Subscribe to this topic" : Changing one word can make your forum "invisible" by platforms seek tools.
The second thing is to install some "Question / Answer" anti-spam or one re-captcha anti-spam solution. Even it will add one step for the user, it will avoid spam for the spammers who don't pay for "decaptcher" solutions (most of them).
The last (and easy) thing can be to enhance the Jacob's solution by adding a little javascript which feeds the "nopost" input and then check if the value is ok. But again, most of the recent spambots will enable JS and the field will be feeded properly... so...

Regarding FluxxBB, the forum should validate a new user account only if the user has clicked on one validation URL. Even the spambots are able to click on the confirmation mail sent by forums, this enhancement will not allow registration form users who give a fake email address.
One re-captcha and/or Q/A based human test solution should also be integrated in FluxBB. As it is, the forum is too much "open" to spammers.


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Créateur de Ionize CMS : http://www.ionizecms.com
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#12 2012-08-22 16:29:01

jacob
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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

partikule wrote:

This "honey pot" anti-spam system isn't enough and is today non efficient.
Most of the spam bots feed only the needed fields for each forum platform.
Leaving one field empty and checking if the filed is empty is finaly like checking nothing.

To illustrate what I'm saying : I just tested this "Anti-SPAM" on my forum.
Before, I was using a double check : "Honey pot" + "Question /Answer" anti-spam.
The result speaks by itself :
Before: 1 spam registration / day
With "Anti-SPAM" : Just installed 2 hours ago, and I got 6 spam registration.

Jacob, be sure my goal is not to criticize your job, but just to inform users regarding this solution : using it will perhaps work for very old bots but against recent bots, this just will do nothing.

To "minimize" spam registration, the first thing each forum admin should do is to remove the "signature" of fluxBB : "Powered by FluxBB...". Do it at install, to avoid to be in "forums spam list".
To minimize the signatures of your forum, you can also change some terms like "Post reply", "Quick post", "Subscribe to this topic" : Changing one word can make your forum "invisible" by platforms seek tools.
The second thing is to install some "Question / Answer" anti-spam or one re-captcha anti-spam solution. Even it will add one step for the user, it will avoid spam for the spammers who don't pay for "decaptcher" solutions (most of them).
The last (and easy) thing can be to enhance the Jacob's solution by adding a little javascript which feeds the "nopost" input and then check if the value is ok. But again, most of the recent spambots will enable JS and the field will be feeded properly... so...

Regarding FluxxBB, the forum should validate a new user account only if the user has clicked on one validation URL. Even the spambots are able to click on the confirmation mail sent by forums, this enhancement will not allow registration form users who give a fake email address.
One re-captcha and/or Q/A based human test solution should also be integrated in FluxBB. As it is, the forum is too much "open" to spammers.

I'm sorry that this isn't working for you. I published this because it worked for me on my forum.


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#13 2019-04-11 12:23:39

Pierre Ferson
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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

I have downlouded it to my pc
but how do i get it into my flux forum
I think with an FTP but where and how
do i need to extract it first
dont know annithing abouth it

Pierre

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#14 2019-04-14 14:13:48

Mark
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Re: Anti-SPAM mod

Pierre Ferson wrote:

I have downlouded it to my pc
but how do i get it into my flux forum
I think with an FTP but where and how
do i need to extract it first
dont know annithing abouth it

Pierre

Did you read the readme?

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