phpBB hell!

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  1. kiko_friendly

    kiko_friendly New Member

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    Good God the spam is horrific! Any suggestions on preventing this? The porn really pisses me off, especially as my forum has a lot of minors visiting. :(
     
  2. kiko_friendly

    kiko_friendly New Member

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    Just gonna bump this up. :p

    EDIT: Oooooh I'm a goldmember. ;)
     
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  3. kiko_friendly

    kiko_friendly New Member

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    I've got the highest restrictions I can put on...
     
  4. ian

    ian Administrator Staff Member

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    There is not a lot you can do to prevent spam, apart from delete it promptly and perhaps make the registration process harder to stop the spambots.
     
  5. UniqueCreations

    UniqueCreations New Member

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    As mentioned make the registration harder, and you could always require the moderator/administrator to review the posts... if you have that kind of time.
     
  6. tdog

    tdog New Member

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    What phpbb are you using? I used Phpbb2 for a long time...but When I moved to 3 I noticed you could block them. Since it is in Php, that obviously means there's a php code that wou;ld make it harder for bots. I don't know the code but I'm sure someone can make a mod.
     
  7. kiko_friendly

    kiko_friendly New Member

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    I blocked all of the users that were spamming. I just got sick of it as there was too much. I deleted the forum in the end.

    I'll add a new forum when I find one that has better protection from spam.
     
  8. UniqueCreations

    UniqueCreations New Member

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    phpBB3 is pretty solid. Try it out, as it requires the user to enter the image text which bots cannot see. This almost eliminates bot registration. Of course there are always ways in and close monitoring is the key. The problem then lies in the fact that actual humans might register and then let the bot take over posting.

    I am starting a project to fight spam, as well as most other types of fraudulent internet activities. Included will be a forum which I will have to make super secure. I will let you know how it goes and if I pick up any additional tricks along the way I will pass them on. The website will be www.internetcops.net

    There is not much there now, I just registered it the other day and made a quick Coming Soon image. If you or anyone else would like to participate I would love the assistance!
     
  9. web67

    web67 New Member

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    what????

    u deleted the forum???? dont u feel bad abt it?
     
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  10. kiko_friendly

    kiko_friendly New Member

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    Yes, but it was neccessary for the time being because although I lost topics and members, I also lost the endless amounts of porn. xD

    It was worth it. I want to get vBulletin. I like this forum...
     
  11. web67

    web67 New Member

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    but believe me, if i were u, i would have never done it!
     
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  12. Ross1234

    Ross1234 New Member

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    phpBB is bad for spam. Move to smf if you can
     
  13. WebNola

    WebNola New Member

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    I too have had a bad experience with phpBB. Spammers flock to it because it is so readily available. Also, it is easily hacked if you don't keep up with the latest version (the same is true with any popular scripts).

    I suggest writing your own (best solution), or using a less popular one (easier solution) for a better chance of avoiding undesirables.
     
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