[Discuss] Preventing Spam in phpBB3

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Re: [Discuss] Preventing Spam in phpBB3

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no, that would have no affect at all. they are bots, they don't know or care if it does them any good, they just do it because they can. it costs nothing to spam a million boards a day or an hour. if they get even .001% return on the effort or if they get 0 return for the effort it doesn't matter because it costs nothing to try.

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Re: [Discuss] Preventing Spam in phpBB3

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What is the best way to handle spam post through the moderation queue?

Is it better to just delete the user and post, or ban the user?

I would have been deleting the user and post, but this isn't straight forward using the moderation queue. Am I missing something here?
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I just delete the user. There's an option at the bottom of their profile page to delete their posts as well.
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Thanks. I was just hoping this option would have been in the moderation queue as well.
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Deleting people isn't a moderator permission, it's an admin one.
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whats_up_skip wrote:What is the best way to handle spam post through the moderation queue?

Is it better to just delete the user and post, or ban the user?

I would have been deleting the user and post, but this isn't straight forward using the moderation queue. Am I missing something here?
I deactivate the account. That way they can't sign up again using the same e-mail address or username. Plus, the record of their IP address stays in the system in case they sign up again using that IP I will see the connection.
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In reality, they very very very rarely use the same info twice.
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Does this work with the current version of PHPBB3?

https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/index.html
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Or has anyone gotten KeyCaptcha to work on the newest version yet?
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SightUp wrote:has anyone gotten KeyCaptcha to work on the newest version yet?
I believe so, have a Google search. With a correctly set up Q&A, you should have no issues with spam.
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Mick wrote:
SightUp wrote:has anyone gotten KeyCaptcha to work on the newest version yet?
I believe so, have a Google search. With a correctly set up Q&A, you should have no issues with spam.
I cannot really find anything. Have you seen it setup on anyone's forum? If so, which?
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Mick wrote:
SightUp wrote:has anyone gotten KeyCaptcha to work on the newest version yet?
I believe so, have a Google search. With a correctly set up Q&A, you should have no issues with spam.
Q & A isn't a form of KeyCaptcha, that is why when done correctly it works well.
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Should I make a new thread then?
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there are no threads in phpbb there are forums and topics.

anyway, there is no need to make a new topic about this. you were given the best answer. search either here or on google for whatever keycaptcha is and see if it works with phpbb. the bottom line is that you do not need whatever it is because the built in Q&A works just fine with the proper question/answer and will stop 100% of the spam bots from registering.

if they can't register then you dont' even know they were there since they can't post without being either registered or being able to answer the question.


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SightUp wrote:Does this work with the current version of PHPBB3?

https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/index.html
As you appear to be referring to the new "NoCAPTCHA reCAPTCHA", see the Google's noCaptcha reCAPTCHA topic on Area 51.

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