Is there a way to prevent bot registering in forums at the first place? To stop the cause before curing the effects.
there is CAPTCHA etc that can be used for that but these kind of registration checks (while good at stopping a lot of spam) are now less spammer proof than before and also, more importantly, are not accessibilty friendly and even user friendly.
no implementation is 100% effective and spammers learn how to defeat the checks over time.
i do have a small idea (not a perfect solution but a step in the right direction) for this though thanks to your suggestion i may add it to a future release - whenever i get the time and depending on how simple or complicated i make it.
Papillon wrote: sirena wrote:
What are the words that work best against the most common forms of forum spam people are getting? Is it the usual pharm stuff?
I wanted to ask the same question, but I thought that maybe they got a spam fighter in here as well, so these phrases won't make it to be posted.
Most of the spam I had before was about many urls, so at this first stage I limited the url number per post.
well i have found that multiple URLs is one of the most common forms of bulletin board spam hence this feature but with regards to spam words, i can publish a list here (mine is over 100 words), however if i publish a list of words, spammers could change their words they use from the list if they see it. every forum can get different kinds of spam as well too, so a spam word for one forum may be an ok word for another.
an example of this is a forum to do with financial information allowing a financial word or phrase while a forum to do with gaming would classify this word as spam (at least for guests and users with few posts).
my list was made due to my forum receiving a lot of spam in the last weeks and now i haven't had any for many days.
++ Just noticed. Something went wrong with posting. When I click on post a reply, I get a blank page. ++
Edit: I uninstalled everything, and then installed the mod back, and I get the same problem again with posting.
Does that have anything to do with me pasting what's in "step 11" at the end of lang/[Lang]/post.php ?
Edit: 3rd try! Not working
that could be my fault in the readme, apologies if that is so.
For step 11, if you pasted the code at the end of lang/[Lang]/post.php then remove the last ,
'Remove spam word' => 'This is a protection against spam bots. Delete the word %s from your post.',
'Remove spam phrase' => 'This is a protection against spam bots. Delete the phrase %s from your post.',
'Remove URL amount' => 'This is a protection against spam bots. Reduce the number of URLs in your post to %s.',
'Remove char amount' => 'This is a protection against spam bots. Reduce the number of characters in your post to %s.'
should work then