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    Hello,

    3.8.x user here looking to upgrade to 4.x and I have some questions regarding vBulletin features.

    For the blog aspect of it...
    1. Is it possible to 'push' forum posts to the blog main page? Say a member of our forum writes an interesting post we'd love to showcase on the blog page, is it easy to push it so its displayed on the blog? If so, what happens with commenting from there on out? Is the blog simply linking back to the forum URL and replying happens there, or is it moved from the forum location to the blog location (like moving a thread from one forum to another within vBulletin already).
    2. Besides this website, what are examples of unique designs/features people have done with the blog? I'd love to see examples of it.


    For spam management...
    1. How has Spam mangement improved in 4.x over 3.x? Or is it the same? We're currently being hit rather hard with spammers and are using reCaptcha and 'moderate-all-first-posts).


    Thank you!

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    Originally posted by adamadamadam View Post
    How has Spam mangement improved in 4.x over 3.x? Or is it the same? We're currently being hit rather hard with spammers and are using reCaptcha and 'moderate-all-first-posts).
    Change to questions and answers,the bots love reCaptcha.


    vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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      We probably had the same bot attack. We used to get about 10 spamemrs a day. When the attack started we were getting maybe 10 every hour.

      Nothing we did could stop it except as beishe8 says. Setting a question seems to have stopped the spammers. We had registration email link they had to activate before they could post but something we did (or did not do) was allowing them to post, although we did get the posts into a mod queue even while they were "COPPA waiting arpproval".

      So... set a test question. And we will probably change the question every few days.
      http://www.antifraudintl.org

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      • #4
        Originally posted by adamadamadam View Post
        For spam management...
        1. How has Spam mangement improved in 4.x over 3.x? Or is it the same? We're currently being hit rather hard with spammers and are using reCaptcha and 'moderate-all-first-posts).


        Thank you!
        You could try checking on vBulletin.org for a modification that may help you in what you need to achieve. One example would be a modification that I have created that requires members to have a certain post count before they can post blog entries. Check it out here.
        Aakif Nazir
        vBulletin Support Team

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