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    Hi, last year demember i upgraded my vbulletin to 3.6.8, that stopped all bots from registering on the site i have not had issue until now, this morning i logged into my forum to find 41 bots had registered, the way we pick it up that we are a reef tank forum and in the registration you have to answer a question about your fish tank, the bots usually just put their names in there.

    is there anyway i can combat this as i dont need to go back to these things posting porn on my family forum?

  • #2
    I have started seeing this too. I am also at 3.6.8 and plan to upgrade as soon as I can.

    What can be done to stop these annoying registrations. I have the Image Verification piece switched on.

    What else can I do ?

    Mark
    Webmaster - Mustang Owners Club of Great Britain

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    • #3
      There is several threads on tios here and at other forums - there seems to be a major widespread forum spam attack going on (not just vb, but other software as well). They are not bots, but humans. (of my 5 vb forums; 3 have been hit bad; but 2 left alone ....)

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      • #4
        thanks i found a fe good hacks over at vbulletin.org

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        • #5
          Could you link me to these mods on vborg that you found?

          Yes, make sure you at least use 3.7.3 PL1.

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          • #6
            i will be upgrading early next year

            here are the 2 i just installed

            Check4SPAM - Advanced SPAM Search & Destroy! - vBulletin.org Forum

            Is Bot: Registration Time Check - vBulletin.org Forum

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            • #7
              Thank you!

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