Spammers

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Spammers

PostPosted by E. Nygma » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:00 pm

I'm having a problem with spammers on my forum at the moment. It pisses me off so much. They get deleted straight away but more keep coming. I've even made a section for spam so it can be ignored easier but even now they continue to post it in all of the other sections instead, set of retards.

Does anyone know a good way to stop them?
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Re: Spammers

PostPosted by crooked » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:10 pm

What you need to do is stop them registering. You can do that by improving the CAPTCHA or changing your forum settings so that you have to manually approve every member. The latter is what I have had to implement here.

It's quite easy to tell real people from robots here because if their name is something from the film they must be real. Another way to tell if they are real is to look at their email address.
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Re: Spammers

PostPosted by E. Nygma » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:17 pm

I'm pretty sure they're real people, but there always seems to be more than one spammer with the same IP. And they all have gmail addresses.
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Re: Spammers

PostPosted by crooked » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:40 pm

Well start with banning that IP.
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