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Vbulletin Tons of spam

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04-12-2009, 07:38 AM
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I haven't even fully set up my forum yet and I already have 200 fake members and porn spam all over. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening again?

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04-12-2009, 01:34 PM
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Install some of the more popular Captcha/anti-spam mods available on vB.org.

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Try and get ReCaptha - I know IPB comes with it standard, not sure about vB/modifications.

Also, do you have email verification turned on?

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A very easy way to do, to make your forum a no follow one.!!

It could help more or less.

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Originally Posted by Garyrae View Post
Install some of the more popular Captcha/anti-spam mods available on vB.org.
Thumbs up for this!

Plus, u could also carry out zero tolerance policy in your forum, ban any spammer. And make sure your site has a report button, to let other real members help !!

Hope that will help!

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I have noticed that this has been an increasing problem lately on some of the forums that I frequent

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I would rather suggest you to keep a close eye on the members and the activities. If they are using automated software, you can block them easily by using any spam filter but the members are spamming themselves, it will be tricky task. You need to pinpoint the trend and then ban all them by using their ips.

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Is your blog wordpress?

If so, I will suggest u try the wordpress anti-spam plugin!

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