Spammers hitting the forum - please report!

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hno
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Spammers hitting the forum - please report!

Post by hno » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:58 pm

Seems some spammers have found this little forum...

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Post by mattylad » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:52 pm

And more.

Pity there is not a "report this post" type link so that admin can be told & them got rid of.
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Re: Spammers hitting the forum

Post by mindbender » Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:08 pm

just deleted the two mentioned users + 2 other ones via the forum admin panel. this way i can easily remove all postings of the user with a few clicks....


please report every spammer to me via a private message.

i`ll take care and will cleanup.

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Post by mindbender » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:31 am

ok, we have some bots registering every day....i will investigate a little what anti spam mods are available for phpbb3...

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Re: Spammers hitting the forum - please report!

Post by mindbender » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:12 am

probably it is only needed to update from phpbb 3.0.5 to 3.0.6.

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=1859035
Better captcha options and backported 3.2 captcha plugins:

* Classic and GD CAPTCHA
* reCaptcha (based on API from recaptcha.net by Mike Crawford and Ben Maurer)
* Q&A CAPTCHA
* 3D Wave (by Robert "Xore" Hetzler)

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Re: Spammers hitting the forum - please report!

Post by timtim » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:50 pm

Moving this out of global discussion. All the bits are currently up to date. Occasionally a couple still get through. Its generally a bit better though. Will review the other captcha plugins anyway.

Mijzelf and davy_gravy are now able to help us delete the spam too - our newest moderators!

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