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itsallgood
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My Forums getting spamed to hell. What can i do...

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Hi guys,

My forum is getting lots and lots of spam lately. -- i've had to close people joining its that bad.

The problem with my forum is, its very customised, and i have to leave guest accounts open aswell, as they can "post comments" on games and stuff.

For the memebers forum, i do have image verification turned on, but im sure the spam is from bots.

What would people reccommend to stop spam?

I would like to start by doing this: Guest comments cannot contain URLS -- i think this would work well, but dont know how to check in php if posts contain urls.

Is there any easy way to write a mod to stop spam? to remove all message from single user, to delete lots of posts in the same thread at the same time?

Thanks so much.
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Post by Brf »

There are already mods written to forbid URLs in guest posts.
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Post by itsallgood »

Thanks for the reply Brf, but because my site has so many custom mods, i cannot really use a premade mod, im more after the best way to check for urls in php.

Many thanks.
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