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  • [Forum] Any idea how to stop bots from signing up?

    Is there any option in vbulletin 4 that can stop bots from signing up to your forum?

    I realize there going to be there either way but I'd like to stop them from signing up at least. We had a few spam the blog before I disabled it.

    Let me know. Thanks Vbulletin.

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    I've been using "Stop the Registration Bots" from .org for some time now. https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=244746 It seems to work. I also add a few fields that are mandatory when signing up. e.g. "About You" "Your location" "Favorite Beverage". All new registrations are moderated, and when I see nonsense answers I delete the account. The person receives an email stating that the account was probably deleted because it was a possible bot. Rarely do they respond saying I got it wrong, because I usually get it right.
    ~ Master of my own Domain ~

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      Originally posted by Bryanb View Post
      I've been using "Stop the Registration Bots" from .org for some time now. https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=244746 It seems to work. I also add a few fields that are mandatory when signing up. e.g. "About You" "Your location" "Favorite Beverage". All new registrations are moderated, and when I see nonsense answers I delete the account. The person receives an email stating that the account was probably deleted because it was a possible bot. Rarely do they respond saying I got it wrong, because I usually get it right.
      Hey thanks for the information. I'll take this into consideration. I don't think it will become a huge problem but we've had a handful of real sign ups and also bot sign ups at the same time.

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        When it gets to hundreds per day (bots), youll want to add one of the free tools that checks against blacklists and prevents them from registering.

        I have Q&A require specific answers, at the registration screen. Im also using vb bad behavior, glowhost spam-o-matic, and spambot stopper.

        We havent seen a spammer in years

        Rhody

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