How to stop SPAM on a forum.

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Jebaloo, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Jebaloo macrumors 6502

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    A forum I moderate gets tonnes of spam - at least 3 or 4 messages a day (this is a lot to me), and it's becoming a pain just having to ban the users and delete their messages, especially since sometimes their post pornographic images, and a lot of our users are young 14 - 15 yr olds.

    Does anyone have any tried and tested mods or ways of stopping the Spam?

    This is the website: http://www.amplifico.net/phpBB2/index.php


    As you can see it's a phpBB2 forum.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Try this:

    Linky

    =]

    Also make sure you have email confirmation switched on.

    This would also be a good mod to look at:

    Linky
     
  3. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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  4. Flowbee macrumors 68030

    Flowbee

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    myVIPcode is the only phpBB mod that truly stopped spam registrations and posts for me. Before I installed it, I had tried several several popular mods but was still having to delete 10-15 spam accounts per day. Since I installed it several months ago, I haven't had a single bot registration or spam post. Amazing.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I think that banning ~Shard~ may do the trick. :p ;) :D :)
     
  6. Jebaloo thread starter macrumors 6502

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