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 Post subject: Anti-Spam tools that you should consider using
PostPosted: 23 Jul 2011, 19:46 
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The phpBB forum software has a couple of tools for controlling spam that you might want to try.

Editing Limiter: If a user edits more than X posts in Y hours, editing is not permitted for the next Z hours. With this set to a fairly high threshhold, it will stop someone from flooding the forums with hundreds of spam posts. http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/editing_limiter/

Disallow links before x posts: Gives the option to disallow users to post url's before they have posted x number of posts. This will stop the most common form of spam while still allowing new users to ask questions. http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/d ... e_x_posts/


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 Post subject: Re: Anti-Spam tools that you should consider using
PostPosted: 25 Jul 2011, 04:57 
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Thanks for your hints.


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 Post subject: Re: Anti-Spam tools that you should consider using
PostPosted: 22 Oct 2012, 00:42 
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(Background for those following along at home: A while back I volunteered to check the moderation queue on weekends so that a new user posting late Friday won't have to wait until Monday to get his post approved.)

I have noticed a growing number of robot spammers who keep registering new usernames. I asked around and found out that spambots have figured out how to get past the phpBB CAPTCHA ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTCHA ) but that there is an add-on that defeats the robot spammers. Take a look at this page:

http://www.appthemes.com/blog/how-to-pr ... tion-spam/

We might want to consider adding this feature.


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