Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

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Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by static1635 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:49 am

Oh! I upgraded to 3.2 from 3.0 as the spammers were so rediculos, but only after a few days, and moving to a different domain the spammers are just crazy. Problem is I am making it so hard for normal members to sign up and still the spammers get in. I have akismet running, and really don't know what else to do.

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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by KevC » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:52 am

A good non-searchable Q&A will stop them in their tracks.

If you're using any of the wobbly letter captchas they were all beaten years ago.
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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by stevemaury » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:52 pm

A link to your board would be very helpful so we can see what Anti-spam measures you have implemented.
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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by thetripperchic » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:21 pm

the same happened to me, and my server company put my board out of commission until i fixed the problem. So i tried to update to 3.2.3 from 3.2.2 and i am stuck in update files in the updating process. its not a good forum day for me.

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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:26 pm

updating will have no effect on your spam problem. you need to setup the built in Q&A with a question that can not be googled for the answer and it will stop your spam problem.

I answered your update question in the other topic.

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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by Mick » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:31 pm

thetripperchic wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:21 pm
the same happened to me
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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by stevemaury » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:58 pm

@static1635
stevemaury wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:52 pm
A link to your board would be very helpful so we can see what Anti-spam measures you have implemented.
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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by static1635 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:43 pm

stevemaury wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:58 pm
@static1635
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:52 pm
A link to your board would be very helpful so we can see what Anti-spam measures you have implemented.
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I had a Q and A but it was beaten easy

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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by KevC » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:47 pm

The current wobbly letters you're using were beaten ages ago. A Q&A needs something you can't google the answer to.

For instance you could ask what form of transport is in your forum logo.
Or even what specific form of transport i.e. a biplane
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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by static1635 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:54 pm

I'll try that, thanks.
Also I'm getting tons of anonymous posts but can't stop them

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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:13 am

make sure the anonymous user is in the guest group only and is the only one in the guest group.


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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by static1635 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:30 am

Thank you

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Re: Spam overkill on 3.2 board!

Post by KevC » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:55 am

And that the guest group does not have permission to post in any of the forums.

permissions
group forum permissions
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select the forums
You want them all on read only (or no access for any you want to hide from unregistered visitors).
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