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  • [Forum] I'm getting killed with spam

    my forum is getting killed with spam, not sure how to deal with it. When I make new registers confirm email it does nothing, not even slow it down.

    Right now I have it setup like this:

    Anti spam verification and random question at registration page.
    You can't post links tell you have 10 posts
    And recently I set it up so the first post needs to be moderated and approved.. The problem with this besides it being annoying having to manage is I am getting so much spam to a point It's getting hard to browse through all the first posts to find legit people to approve.

    My site is getting just killed with 50+ spam posts daily, does anyone have a solution? Thanks
    NBA 2K12

  • #2
    You can add a few things for registration:
    Add at least 10 Q&A's to the reg, change them frequently.

    Set a high time for the length of the form to be completed.
    Add a few extra fields that need to be filled on registration.

    Dont use the Akismet.
    Gentoo Geek


    • #3
      First of all you can expend Q&A to like 20 questions and answers (AdminCP -> Settings -> Human Verification Manager), then you can use modifications (can be found at to prevent spammers like SPAM-O-Matic. Here you will find a thread on how to prevent spammers from registering on your forum:

      Also have a look at AdminCP -> Settings -> Options -> Spam Management.
      No private support, only PM me when I ask for it. Support in the forums only.


      • #4
        Changing the questions isn't going to help much, it may slow them down at first but as soon as your answered are in the database, it's worthless preventing spam.

        This is a good thread to start in my opinion, do everything listed here and it will help.
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        • #5
          Install the mod on the page below and watch your spam problem shrink significantly if not disappear altogether

          BrainTalk is a support group for friends, family, caregivers, and patients with neurological disorders and other health related diagnosis.

          BrainTalk Communities Inc


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