Stop Forum Spam

Do not post support requests, bug reports or feature requests. Discuss phpBB here. Non-phpBB related discussion goes in General Discussion!
Get Involved
User avatar
anybloodyid
Registered User
Posts: 276
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:24 pm

Stop Forum Spam

Postby anybloodyid » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:10 am

Not sure if this where to post this or not but I thought it would be of interest to other phpBB users

We catch a lot of spammers trying to register on forums. And we post their details here.

We currently have information on 628999 spammers since about December 2006. Here is the last 12 hours worth of spammers caught in our traps. Or enter an IP address, email address, or username below to search.

This list is updated every five minutes


http://www.stopforumspam.com/

Kim_Possible
Registered User
Posts: 1343
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:57 pm

Re: Stop Forum Spam

Postby Kim_Possible » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:36 pm

Stop Forum Spam was recently featured on the phpBBweekly podcast. The guys interviewed the two founders and chief operators of the system.

The Episode

Anyone wanting more information should give this a listen.

User avatar
MichaelC
Website Team Leader
Website Team Leader
Posts: 3200
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:36 pm
Location: Surrey, UK
Name: Michael Cullum
Contact:

Re: Stop Forum Spam

Postby MichaelC » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:34 pm

Great Place. :)

There is a MOD for intergration into phpBB here: viewtopic.php?f=70&t=1349145

and this MOD: http://www.lithiumstudios.org/forum/vie ... f=31&t=941 by eXtraction also has a feature to allow integration with that site.
Formerly known as Unknown Bliss
I'm available for MODs, Styles and more custom work, just PM me for a quote.
Please don't PM me unless I have asked you to or you are contacting me for a quote.

Website Feedback || Website Tracker
Area51 || phpBB at Github

Desdenova
Registered User
Posts: 646
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:25 pm

Re: Stop Forum Spam

Postby Desdenova » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:51 pm

I find it's actually a decent service to integrate with, and I've been quietly working it into one of the boards I run. What spammers get by the CAPTCHA are flagged because of StopForumSpam, and are manually reviewed.

Better than a DNS blacklist, IMO, because you can check for email/username/IP patterns and judge for yourself.

User avatar
Sam
Former Team Member
Posts: 2082
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:59 am
Location: Sacramento, CA
Name: Sam Thompson
Contact:

Re: Stop Forum Spam

Postby Sam » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:29 pm

The next version of my Ban Hammer has automatic Stop Forum Spam reporting. :)

I agree with Desdenova, it is better than a DNS blacklist.

User avatar
bonelifer
Moderator Team Member
Moderator Team Member
Posts: 2879
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:35 pm
Name: William
Contact:

Re: Stop Forum Spam

Postby bonelifer » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:19 am

SyntaxError90 wrote:The next version of my Ban Hammer has automatic Stop Forum Spam reporting. :)

I agree with Desdenova, it is better than a DNS blacklist.


So it's true then? bonelifer <3's SyntaxError90. :D
Knowledge Base | phpBB Board Rules | Search All Mods
Image
Please don't contact me via PM or email for support .


Return to “phpBB Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Arty, Google Feedfetcher and 34 guests