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    My site has many sections but yet the past 2 years I get about 3 bots a day posting spam in that section and if I veiw who is online there are always guest tring to post it that section. any clue why they are going after this one section it funny stuff so it dont have anything to do whit what they are tring to sell.
    www.djjeffa.com

  • #2
    "trying" correct your spelling
    have you installed any plugins to stop the bots from registering in the first place

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TheNewOne View Post
      "trying" correct your spelling
      have you installed any plugins to stop the bots from registering in the first place
      yes but they still seem to get post. im trying to find out why they are going after one section 99% of the spam goes to
      www.djjeffa.com

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      • #4
        Most spam bots pick one section for a number of reasons like only section open to guests, only one that a new user is allowed to post in ie: don't need a post count to post in that section but does for the others so can only post in that section, is the first section the bot sees after logging in. You should look at the permissions for that section see if it is different from the others. What plug-ins have you installed to stop bots from registering a link to them please.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by djjeffa View Post
          yes but they still seem to get post. im trying to find out why they are going after one section 99% of the spam goes to
          Do these sections have the highest view counts for threads? Or low view counts?

          There are two types of spammers- spammers selling something- they want the most people to see it before it gets deleted... they target high traffic forums.

          The other type just want to paste links for google to pickup- they target low traffic areas where it will likely go unnoticed for as long as possible.

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