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Help Spambots

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:36 pm
by ali12345
spambots are coming like rockets in my forum waht to do to stop them?
because of them i already disabled registration but yet evey second many bots coming help please

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:39 pm
by KevC
Please visit Preventing Spam in phpBB3 for various options for fighting spam in phpBB.

If registration is disabled it's not possible for them to register.
So either you have another registration route set up, such as an integrated registration system, or you have guest posting enabled and they aren't actually registered accounts.

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:47 pm
by ali12345
it says about captcha but i already asked about captcha.
yes disabled registeration no guest posting enabled

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:50 pm
by KevC
Do you have any integrated registration systems or any other installations using the same config.php file.

If registration is disabled (make sure it's on that and not on 'none') then you cannot register in standard phpBB.

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:47 pm
by ali12345
my site down now due to these spammers now what to do?
www.dishdunya.com

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:47 am
by Oyabun1
Kevin Clark wrote:Do you have any integrated registration systems or any other installations using the same config.php file.

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:39 am
by KevC
Also you claim you've turned off registration but the link is clearly visible so that's not the case.

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:36 pm
by ali12345
Enabled Capatcha its was fine for Few days but now again spammers coming.
Help plz

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:43 pm
by KevC
Change your question.
Read the antispam topic for good question examples.

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:14 am
by ali12345
Added 4 questions but yet they are coming what to do next now to stop them?

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:24 am
by KevC
You clearly haven't read the topic I told you to, twice.

It specifically says that these two questions you're using will not work well.

4+3-1=:
What is colour of Grass?:

Use only one question because if you have several you don't know which one is being beaten.

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:59 pm
by ali12345
I added just 1 but they yet came thats why added more Questions.
Ok now please tell me the easy way i read those but could nt get point

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:07 pm
by KevC
Any question where you can put it in to a search engine and be given the answer is no good.

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:49 am
by ali12345
They are not able to register but yet they are able to post without registration how to stop them posting now.
Help please

Re: Help Spambots

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:05 am
by Oyabun1
There are several possibilities, including:
  1. As Kevin said, you have registration enabled by some other system or some other board connected to the same database.
  2. If they have already registered you need to delete them or ban them. Sometimes spammers create multiple accounts that may be activated days, weeks, or months later.
  3. You have Guest posting enabled for one or more forums. Give the Guests group the Read Only Access role for all forums.
  4. Your board is broken. You have changed the board so that guests can see topics but not read them. If that was done incorrectly you may have broken the permission system.