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  • Spam attack?!

    I am not sure whether i have had a spam attack at my forum: http://www.adminfuel.com/

    There have been loads of members signing up, but some of them actually have avatars etc, while others look like spam members.

    Are they?

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    Please see this thread: How to Reduce Spam and Registration Bots
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      I wish to know though, is it actually a spam attack?

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      • #4
        If you have people spamming your forums, then yes you have a 'spam attack' although that is not the terminology I'd use.
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        • #5
          Well sorry, but they are registering as i explained. Some of them seem normal, others don't. None have posted, so I am not sure :S

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          • #6
            Spammers can register too. There is no way for vB to know if someone is a spammer prior to registering.
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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            • #7
              Hi Steve

              I have the randon question activated on registration and yeat Im getting loads of spam accounts.

              How can they get past this ??
              Last edited by stemmy; Tue 3 Feb '09, 3:33am.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                Spammers can register too. There is no way for vB to know if someone is a spammer prior to registering.
                Well, i checked the link, and I already have all those techniques in place, yet there is a huge number of people registering. I can't actually tell if they are spam bots or not, because they have avatars etc and seem to be legitimate. However, I am not sure why there is a sudden increase in registrations.

                Do you suggest I watch what happens, and see if it results in spam?

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