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  • [Forum] spammers signing up non-stop.

    I'm getting nothing but spammers signing up. In the profile field "Biography" they always enter "Man"

    I always put each of these users email address in the banned list. On occasion I'll also put their ip address in the banned list too, but it's taking a long time to do this for individual members, when there are so many spammers signing up. I haven't got any normal members signing up in many days. What to do?

  • #2
    Try this mod it has kept me from any spammer signing up.

    http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=230921

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    • #3
      Yes, been there, and probably will be again sometime.

      Of course I subscribe and promote reCAPTCHA,.. but that doesnt do it completely.

      There are still human spam bots that circumvent that.

      And yes, the StopForumSpam is a very effective tool.

      Wish I didnt have to use that mod though as it is almost too powerful, and inhibits some real people from signing up if used in full force.

      I have had a report or two of real signups being rejected for varius reasons.



      But what can you do. Protect too little? or too much? There is no inbetween.

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      • #4
        I always do the question and answer option. It usually stops most people. Simple questions like, what is the partial pressure of oxygen at 15000 torr? Prevents all spammers.

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        • #5
          And humans as I don't know that answer, LOL.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Eternal_ View Post
            I'm getting nothing but spammers signing up. In the profile field "Biography" they always enter "Man"

            I always put each of these users email address in the banned list. On occasion I'll also put their ip address in the banned list too, but it's taking a long time to do this for individual members, when there are so many spammers signing up. I haven't got any normal members signing up in many days. What to do?
            This SQL query worked in 3.x, it will bring up a list of all people with Man as their Bio field, you can then delete them by hand. (vBStopForumSpam works really well to stop them signingup tho.)


            SELECT *
            FROM `userfield` AS userfield
            LEFT JOIN `user` AS user ON (userfield.userid = user.userid)
            WHERE `field1` LIKE CONVERT( _utf8 'Man'
            USING latin1 );
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            • #7
              You can also do this search via AdminCP User Search. I just found a bunch of folks with "man" in the bio field and usernames containing Viagra, with .ru email addresses, etc.

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