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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Bernhard T. on October 31, 2011, 06:10:19 PM



Title: What to do with Spam ?
Post by: Bernhard T. on October 31, 2011, 06:10:19 PM
in the last weeks there were more spam postings than serious ones. I find this quite annoying.

How is spam handled?

regards
    Bernhard


Title: Re: What to do with Spam ?
Post by: BohdanT on October 31, 2011, 11:53:06 PM
For one project I used the engine phpBB.
They implemented a simple and effective protection against spam such as this forum:
Moderated the first 3 posts of the user (or another number, it is set in the settings).
This problem is really overshadows all the community and forum.


Title: Re: What to do with Spam ?
Post by: cfbsoftware on November 02, 2011, 12:39:30 PM
We also use the phpBB engine for the Astrobe forum and using the same technique have not had a single instance of spam getting through the defences. A forum moderator should also prevent bogus registrations with their associated weblinks etc. We use an addon that links to the "Stop Forum Spam" database which currently intercepts ~40 bogus attempts to register on the forum every day. A quick search indicates that the "simple machines forum" engine used in this forum does have similar capabilities as described here:

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=452752.0


Title: Re: What to do with Spam ?
Post by: Bernhard T. on November 22, 2011, 10:55:12 AM
today I registered on another forum, which also uses SMF (http://www.java-gaming.org/index.php).

It poses some measures against spam bots registering. Please think about something similar.

Bernhard