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    My forum keeps getting spammed with casino/gambling posts. What is the simplest way to halt this?

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    • #3
      I'm getting tons of casino spam, too...

      Here's what they're doing...

      They are JUST adding their casino website to their "Home Page URL" section when they click "Edit Details"...

      No visitor messages...No posts or threads...JUST adding the URL of their crap....Then they walk away...

      I've banned these in the last couple of days...

      harveykeith87
      sxbennett69
      aguilardwqk
      jjordansc
      chapmanroy88
      danielszz68
      henryhw67
      toddtorres85
      johnsonawvs
      patelzf1989
      johnstonphillip86
      ckjonescpw
      stewartnpxh
      kellerts68
      martinezl1983
      nzdiaz4
      pzriosbds
      wmendoza1989
      matthewperkins1973
      jonathanlawrence79
      petersanders81
      dgilbertrgk
      alexanderbw19
      lawrencealan1966
      burnsc1960
      paynecx46
      afields85
      lynchzq1968
      perkinspczx
      amydaviszkv

      Different IPs for every single one of them...Looked up a few and see they're all across the globe (Japan, Germany, Newark, NJ...etc)...No consistancy on the emails either...Most are yahoo with a few gmails and aols thrown in...

      It's as if there's some "service" out there where people are getting paid to cruise forums and place their websites in the Home Page URL...

      I looked for a way to start a new usergroup (Newly Registered) with no permission to add anything to the "Home Page URL" section until they have a post or two and get promoted to "Registered Users", but I don't see that option...Wouldn't know if it would work anyway...Since they appear to be human, they'd just add it to the Visitor Messages or create a post...Which is worse...

      A better way would be to find who's doing this and beat them unmercifully until death, give them CPR and bring them back to life, and then beat on them again...
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      • #4
        Please delete,double post.


        vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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        • #5
          They are bots.
          Do not let them register,Lynne gave you a good link.


          vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fratal View Post
            My forum keeps getting spammed with casino/gambling posts. What is the simplest way to halt this?
            Here you go.

            http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...-on-your-forum

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cnredd View Post
              I'm getting tons of casino spam, too...

              Here's what they're doing...

              They are JUST adding their casino website to their "Home Page URL" section when they click "Edit Details"...

              No visitor messages...No posts or threads...JUST adding the URL of their crap....Then they walk away...

              I've banned these in the last couple of days...

              I use Q and A to prevent automated bots and it has been working great for a while until very recently.

              I also would like to remove the "Home Page URL" section when they click "Edit Details".

              If there is no option to disable it in the admin CP, can this be done with a template edit
              (ideally with a template conditional to hide this field from certain user groups ) ?

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