Topic: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

The provided extension is not compatible with the latest version.  Many users a day are being created by bots and I  need to stop them.
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Re: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

Yes there are.

This one asks questions before anyone signs up like "What is the name of this planet?" in order to stop bots.
punbb.informer.com/forums/topic/22579/punstopbots/

This one checks known spammers ip's and emails and blocks them.
punbb.informer.com/forums/topic/23957/fancy-stop-spam/

Re: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

I believe the best way to prevent bot from registering and posting is by moderating new account. I don't know whether it is possible to moderate new registration and also moderate new '"x" posts created by newly registered users

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Re: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

Punstopsbost is not compatible with the latest version
There should be at least  a default captcha; otherwise the forum is an open door to all kind of spam

User URL and all other URLs also should be hiddable by the admin till the user becomes trusted
Spammers should be removed at once instead of one by one delete

Anyway, I disabled  user reg till there  is  solution.

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Re: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

Try http://punbb.informer.com/forums/topic/ … stop-spam/

Re: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

Thanks dimkalinux . good fix for bot registration.

There is one problem with registration, though. When I disabled registration, bot were still able to create accounts!

Nice one

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Re: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

Maybe they write from Guest accounts.

Re: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

I think fancy stop spam is intelligent enough to stop spam posts and creating spam accounts. Additionally you should turn off your guest posting feature.

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Re: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

Search in github. There are some useful extentions.

Re: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

I use FancyStopSpam on my forums. And in case there still are unwanted registrations, I gave only minimum rights to the basic status of new members, and I upgrade manually, one at a time, the real persons to a member category that I created where they are at last entitled to use normally the forum.

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Re: Bot are creating new accounts . Any extension to stop them

You can use extension sva_Stop_Links_Post