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  • 0ptima
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    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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  • Andy
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    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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  • beishe8
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    They are bots.
    Do not let them register,Lynne gave you a good link.

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  • beishe8
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    Please delete,double post.

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  • cnredd
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    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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  • Lynne
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    How to Reduce Spam and Registration Bots

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  • Fratal
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    How to prevent spam?

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