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June 29th, 2007, 10:52 AM #1I Despise Adult Related Spammers
One of my sites has a forum, which seems to be a breeding ground for every spammer to create threads about everything and anything adult related.
I have kind of fixed them a little. New users are only allowed to post in a single forum that is not accessible by any search engine. I even have a sticky thread that states, "spammers, don't bother because 1)your post will be removed in no time and 2)the search engines can't see this forum. Even with that, I still have to delete several each day.
What else can I do to make it harder on them?
BTW, I am using Invision Power Boards as my forum software.
June 29th, 2007, 11:06 AM #2
Can you get some helpful users that you trust to act as Admins like here at ABW?
June 29th, 2007, 12:12 PM #3
I moved from phpBB to vBulletin. They have a handy dandy import script for phpBB and several other forums. The volume of spam signups and posts on my forums dropped dramatically. We still get the occasional spammer, but my moderators and I get to spend more time participating and less time patrolling.-Don't criticize anyone til you've walked a mile in their shoes. Then when you do criticize them, you'll be a mile away and have their shoes.
- Silence is golden. Duct Tape is silver.
June 29th, 2007, 02:01 PM #4Originally Posted by meadowmufn
June 29th, 2007, 05:15 PM #5
On my forum (V bulletin), adding a code that simply asks if the new register is human (needs a yes/no click) stopped all the spam. Before implementing that, it was a full time ordeal deleting posts and banning bad users.Peace,
Loving Everyone's Child Creates Magic
June 29th, 2007, 09:35 PM #6
I was going to tell you to add a captcha image to your forms (type in the word/picture you see) but then I got a better idea. Why don't you hit some of the robot forums and give back a little to these guys:
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