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  • [Forum] Combating Spam? (non-bots)

    My forums have been getting a steady dose of spam registrations, and it seems like they're of the non-bot (human) type. I'm probably getting 10-20 new spam registrations every single day. I've already installed the "StopForumSpam" plugin, but it hasn't exactly curbed the spammers.

    For example, I've been getting hit by this spammer who registers under slightly different IPs everytime:

    AdvanceMDZ 190.87.30.170
    AdvanLomdz 190.87.17.114
    CashAdMDZ 190.87.15.181
    CashAdvanM 190.87.17.62
    CashLoansmd 190.87.16.64
    cheap-life1 190.87.10.226
    cheapinsurance 190.87.18.222
    cheapqu 190.87.19.134
    cheapquotes 190.87.21.125
    cheap_life 190.87.8.149
    DubaiDealsMDZ 190.87.27.162
    FirePitMDZ 190.87.21.7
    hiddencam 190.87.12.217
    lifeinsuran 190.87.24.105
    LifeInsurMDZ 190.87.31.216
    LoansMDZ3 190.87.9.52
    MajorcaMD 190.87.19.27
    onlinelife 190.87.21.7
    payadvanMDZ 190.87.24.105
    PaydayMDZ1 190.87.31.11
    PayLoanmdz 190.87.21.125
    pittrest 190.87.20.142
    prudentiallife 190.87.16.64

    My question is, how do i effectively combat human spammers? It's getting to the point where it's taking me more time than i'd like just to deal with these accounts.

    Is there a way to easily ban/delete a whole bunch of spammer accounts with several clicks (in bulk) in the admin section? Also, if I delete an account, does that automatically ban the IP ? I'm not certain if i should individually ban them or just delete them....

    Any advise would appreciated.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Just ban/block the 190.87.x.x IP range?
    vB4 SuperCharged
    http://www.gamingmasters.co.uk

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    • #3
      I'd started to block certain ranges of IP, but I'm weary that in the long run, legitimate users will also get blocked.

      Anyone have some tips on stopping human spammers from getting through?

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