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Excessive spam...
07-06-2011, 09:17 PM,
#1
Excessive spam...
Spammers are hitting this forum pretty hard these days. I wonder is there anything we can do about it aside from clicking "report to moderator"... >(
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07-06-2011, 10:38 PM,
#2
Re: Excessive spam...
I need to talk to Cyb about this spam stuff. There's no easy way of dealing with it in TinyPortal as far as I can tell.
"First let me say welcome to the Resistance, Captain."
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07-06-2011, 10:41 PM,
#3
Re: Excessive spam...
There's another one  right now - annetterowena! Damn!  >(
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07-06-2011, 11:02 PM,
#4
Re: Excessive spam...
What about direct addons for SMF itself?
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07-08-2011, 01:50 PM,
#5
Re: Excessive spam...
Yeah, I'm getting kind of tired of reporting all the spamposts. I think requiring email activation of a new account including CAPTCHA at sign up might help.
I guess what they say is true. Send a Silencer in and the job gets done.
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07-08-2011, 02:50 PM,
#6
Re: Excessive spam...
ReCaptcha helps a bit. I'm using PHP Fusion 7.x and accounts are still being created on my site. I have turned on requiring admin approval before account activation and it stops the flow. Oddly enough, the spam accounts that one of the other admins activated did not post on our forums or any content on our site.

I am in the process of making a simple horizontal slider bar with values ranging from 1-100. Every week, the server will randomly determine the required value and will force users to slide the bar till it reaches that value before they can create an account. I don't know if it will help but I thought it was worth a shot.
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07-08-2011, 07:45 PM,
#7
Re: Excessive spam...
I've limited wiki editing to users that have 1+ edits. I also manually set the wiki edit count for users to 1 if they email me. So far, no spam at all, down from about 200MB / day.
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07-09-2011, 09:05 PM,
#8
Re: Excessive spam...
I've turned on admin approval mode for now. Additionally, I've deleted every user with 0 posts. Hopefully no legitimate users were deleted!
"First let me say welcome to the Resistance, Captain."
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07-10-2011, 11:34 AM,
#9
Re: Excessive spam...
(07-09-2011, 09:05 PM)Keenan Weaver link Wrote: I've turned on admin approval mode for now. Additionally, I've deleted every user with 0 posts. Hopefully no legitimate users were deleted!

If so, they hopefully read this topic, are understandable and sign up again Smile Maybe even post.
I guess what they say is true. Send a Silencer in and the job gets done.
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07-12-2011, 08:20 PM,
#10
Re: Excessive spam...
No spam for two days straight. Nice!  Big Grin

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