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gmil
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spammers problem

Post by gmil »

These days I face a great problem with spammers since they have achieved to overcome this security means
http://weldinguide.com/ucp.php?mode=register
and have been registered in my board spamming everywhere theirs posts.. please let me know what to do to solve that problem
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Re: spammers problem

Post by KevC »

Change your question. They obviously know the answer to the current one. It only needs them to guess 2 letters.

Even more complex questions need changing now and then.

On a side note, bots registering is not a security issue. They're doing what any normal user would do.

See How to clean up a board hit by spam for some suggestions.
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Re: spammers problem

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It is strange but even I have deleted all users with their posts, only for two users their posts have not been deleted...please advise
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Re: spammers problem

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Open the forum
go to the moderator control panel
Tick the boxes down the right to select the topics
choose delete at the bottom of the page.

If ALL of the posts in a forum are useless you can just delete the forum and remake it.
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