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  • [Forum] Spam registrations?

    Lately I've been getting several (5-6) spam registrations on my forum per day. They look like this:

    Username: Rangefitwivu
    Email: [email protected]

    They never post anything. Does anyone know why these registrations are happening and what I can do to stop them? I already have a random registration question being asked on login so obviously they're answering that. It's a question like: "What is five + 3". I'm getting tired of deleting their accounts.
    Last edited by Scott927; Mon 23 Apr '12, 7:29am.

  • #2
    You should steer clear of maths questions. Better to use several different questions that are relevant to your forum's niche. Also you will still get human spammers as human verification is just that.

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    • #3
      they register alot of accounts so many that it would take forever to delete them all so when it is time to spam they have 100's of account to do it with. You would be best to delete them all now and add some spam plugin go to vbulletin.org see what they have

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      • #4
        Yeah I figured I'd have to install something to help prevent this. Does anyone have any recommendations on a mod to install for this? I'm relatively new to vBulletin. I'm sure this is a common problem, just looking to leverage others' experience with this to help prevent it on my site!

        Thanks!

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        • #5
          http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=248042
          http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=261498
          http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=268208
          I have these installed and never have any problems

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