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#1 2011-11-12 22:40:39

olimortimer
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Registered: 2011-11-12
Posts: 11

How do FluxBB.org admins stop spam?

I run a Fluxbb forum, and receiving huge numbers of spam members (bots and humans). I have every possible option switched on to stop this, along with all the mods listed in the 'how to combat spam' wiki.

My question is, how do FluxBB.org admins manage to keep this forum so clean of spam? Is there a secret we don't know about?

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#2 2011-11-13 10:38:35

Reines
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From: Scotland
Registered: 2008-05-11
Posts: 3,197
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Re: How do FluxBB.org admins stop spam?

Here we use a couple of defences...

  1. Honeypot - on our register form we have renamed the email field and added a hidden field with the old name. A lot of bots fill in the old one, but real users all fill in the new one.

  2. StopForumSpam - This is a blacklist service, which after the honeypot catches a few more spammers upon registration.

We do get the odd spammer still, but very rarely. Any that do get through get deleted and reported to StopForumSpam, instead of being banned.

I posted some stats here a while ago if you're interested.

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#3 2011-11-13 13:15:23

olimortimer
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Registered: 2011-11-12
Posts: 11

Re: How do FluxBB.org admins stop spam?

Thanks for the info!

Are you planning to release the modifications you guys use? And / or maybe the threat levels and max age you have setup against the Honey Pot data?

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#4 2011-11-28 04:39:16

Jack
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Registered: 2010-12-24
Posts: 485
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Re: How do FluxBB.org admins stop spam?

is there a personalized api connection you can post? it would be great for a mod....

thanks,
J wink


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#5 2012-01-03 03:29:41

whirlwind
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Registered: 2012-01-03
Posts: 3

Re: How do FluxBB.org admins stop spam?

设置那种很变态的验证码,除了人,其他没法识别就好了么!

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#6 2012-01-09 01:40:31

plutoway
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From: Russia
Registered: 2011-10-20
Posts: 16

Re: How do FluxBB.org admins stop spam?

I think that Very Simple Anti Bot Registration plugin is the best way to stop spam. Some providers use shared ip adresses. This is the way to ban normal users.

And google captcha (and many others) can be automatically recognized by spammers software.

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#7 2020-02-03 23:19:51

bigsicret
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Registered: 2020-02-03
Posts: 1

Re: How do FluxBB.org admins stop spam?

Could we have an only stopforumspam plugin easily installable with mod installer ?

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#8 2020-03-16 12:37:52

JesusIsGodAlmighty.Life
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Registered: 2020-03-15
Posts: 35

Re: How do FluxBB.org admins stop spam?

Is there no easy way to stop spam on FluxBB???

I'm just looking around for a forum to use - so I'm looking around. So many people out there trying to ruin things for other people. It's disgusting.

Anyway, I remember the Drupal forum I had up which never really got in use - although it was used by the spammers and my host ended up closing down my site because it was so highly attacked.

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- DarkiJah


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#9 2020-03-18 08:18:53

Franz
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From: Germany
Registered: 2008-05-13
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Re: How do FluxBB.org admins stop spam?

The problem with generic solutions is that spammers quickly adapt to them. Your best bet is combining a few of the existing approaches - especially those that can be further customized such as questions on registration and honypots.


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