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#1 2016-01-08 23:22:13

Janvl
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Registered: 2015-11-13
Posts: 2

Spam

Hi

I get a lot of registrations that are most likely spammer.
I run 1.5.9 what mod can I install to stop this?

The forum is running OK but I am not yet familiar with what mod works on what version.

Thanks in advance,

Jan

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#2 2016-01-08 23:32:56

TigerAero
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From: WI, USA
Registered: 2009-02-01
Posts: 458
Website

Re: Spam

Janvl wrote:

Hi

I get a lot of registrations that are most likely spammer.
I run 1.5.9 what mod can I install to stop this?

The forum is running OK but I am not yet familiar with what mod works on what version.

Thanks in advance,

Jan

I would look into the mods section. Anything 1.5 or higher should work.

Last edited by TigerAero (2016-01-09 05:18:05)

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#3 2016-01-08 23:49:02

Gary
Moderator
From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2009-09-07
Posts: 231

Re: Spam

It was 12 hours before I was able to post a reply to your post, TigerAero. And just two hours after my post before quy replied. Hardly a week at all.

Janvl wrote:

Hi

I get a lot of registrations that are most likely spammer.
I run 1.5.9 what mod can I install to stop this?

The forum is running OK but I am not yet familiar with what mod works on what version.

Thanks in advance,

Jan

Spam is a killer on forum software. Unfortunately there is no full-proof way to guarantee no spam comes through but there are modifications available to help mitigate it. I would go ahead and get Franz's New reCAPTCHA modification installed. It supports 1.5.8 but should work on 1.5.9 as well.

If that doesn't work, try out Otomatic's Very Simple Anti Bot Registration modification, which does support 1.5.9.

Click here for all other modifications relating to spam prevention.

Please let us know how you go and if you require any more assistance.

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#4 2016-01-09 02:06:44

TheBritain
Member
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 51

Re: Spam

Setup your site with Cloud Flare, it's free, and try some of those mods. I have a method as well that I will be trying out, where after initially logging in, the user must change their password before their account will activate. If that is not aggressive enough, I will be modifying my registration to use a couple well known spam blocklist. Also, put in a hidden field like "I am a human.", the bot will end checking that hidden box. Let the account go through so it doesn't know anything went wrong, but lock it from posting.

Last edited by TheBritain (2016-01-09 02:08:00)

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#5 2016-01-09 03:01:00

Gary
Moderator
From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2009-09-07
Posts: 231

Re: Spam

Another preventative measure would be enabling email verification on registration. That'll stop the more simple spam bots coming through.

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#6 2016-01-09 05:19:45

TigerAero
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From: WI, USA
Registered: 2009-02-01
Posts: 458
Website

Re: Spam

If you don't mind a small bit of file editing I found a link to the anti spam mod I use: http://fluxbb.org/resources/mods/honeyp … mspam-mod/

I don't really feel the others work as well as this one, and I'm a little biased as I help out the SFS guys a lot on the side. tongue

Last edited by TigerAero (2016-01-09 05:21:24)

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#7 2016-01-24 11:56:30

Janvl
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Registered: 2015-11-13
Posts: 2

Re: Spam

For now I installed mod-installer and vsabr, let's see what happens, my forum is not that active.

Kind regards,
Jan

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#8 2018-09-05 16:26:12

ww88club
New member
Registered: 2018-09-05
Posts: 1

Re: Spam

Dear all,
I'm using fluxBB for my website, the fluxBB is very fast and very good.
But I'm facing a big problem is spammer.  My website suffer every day thousands new register and new post,
I'm sure they are spammer and bot, not real man.
Can any one help me to resolve ?

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#9 2018-09-05 16:28:33

Franz
Lead developer
From: Germany
Registered: 2008-05-13
Posts: 6,543
Website

Re: Spam

Have you installed any anti-spam mods?


fluxbb.de | develoPHP

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

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#10 2018-09-05 16:33:44

DarkZero
Member
From: France
Registered: 2015-03-11
Posts: 6

Re: Spam

ww88club wrote:

Dear all,
I'm using fluxBB for my website, the fluxBB is very fast and very good.
But I'm facing a big problem is spammer.  My website suffer every day thousands new register and new post,
I'm sure they are spammer and bot, not real man.
Can any one help me to resolve ?

Hello,

Perhaps you can try New reCAPTCHA. Easy to install and functional.

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