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  • [Forum] Trying to ban spammers, but they are being shown as guests

    When I try to ban users who are spamming they are now being displayed as.....
    Affected Users
    The user(s) who posted the spam are:
    1. SOME_USERID HERE

    Affected IP Addresses
    The IP addresses used to post the spam are:
    1. USERS IPADDRESS HERE

    Applying Punitive Action To


    All selected users are guests, therefore no punitive actions can be applied.


    Why can't I ban them for spamming?


    Thanks for any help, it is appreciated!
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  • #2
    You cannot stop spammers by banning them !!!!! you will end up, depending on your Forum, with several thousand in the "Banned" usergroup and it will carry on ad infinitum.
    <<<<<<<<< It is over there !

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    • #3
      I'm running many different mods to try and keep the spam to a minimum, but nothing helps. Should I just remove the accounts?
      Celebrity Gossip and Photos || Business Community

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      • #4
        install spam 0 matic from vbulletin.org and delete all them spam accounts

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        • #5
          spam o matic is already installed. However, if I just use spam o matic to delete the user, the remainder of their threads still exist once the user is deleted. How do you handle that?
          Celebrity Gossip and Photos || Business Community

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          • #6
            I have posted this many times, if your forum language is English just set some questions that only they are likely to know, also write the questions in bad grammar so the bots cannot identify the words eg....

            Q whotisthe nameofthe streetwhere ,thePMresides

            A Downing


            write several questions in a similar style, it will stop them.
            <<<<<<<<< It is over there !

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            • #7
              Here are some tips.

              https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/show...-on-your-forum

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tommeyboy View Post
                spam o matic is already installed. However, if I just use spam o matic to delete the user, the remainder of their threads still exist once the user is deleted. How do you handle that?
                it should auto delete all posts, Threads, PMs and Events
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