Spambot Invasion

Discussion in 'Community Management' started by Hubok, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Hubok

    Hubok Webmaster

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    So, my forum is getting invaded by spambots... There are about 60 spambots in 1 1/2 days. I installed StopForumSpam and it has stopped 0 of these 60 spambots from registering.

    My forum is running IP.Board 3.3.2, and I have no way of stopping these spambots. If there's a way to mass-ban people via Custom Profile Field I will be fine, because they all keep entering the ICQ number 143040 into the Skype option.
     
  2. Jason

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    Try adding security question plugin, re-captcha
     
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    I have reCAPATCHA, they bypass that, and security questions mess up everyone that tries to register.
     
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    Hmm, does the email verification on?

    Try getting Akismet plugin if available for your forum.
     
  5. xpl0iter

    xpl0iter Rocket Scientist Valued Contributor

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    What do you mean by "secuirty questions mess up"?
    If they're not working, you may try contacting the ipb support for fixing that! :/
     
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    No, it's that all the real people that register have issues when I use security questions. They often don't type them correctly and whine to me to let them in without them.
     
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    Southern Comfort Sexual T-Rex

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    Tough for them, I would rather have no spam bots and a few pissed off people than overrun with spam bots.
     
  8. Hubok

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    The system I use requires members to register on the forum to get more access on my Minecraft gameserver. Therefor, It has to be as simple as possible.

    I got StopForumSpam fully working now, and there's no Akismet for IP.Board.
     
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    xpl0iter Rocket Scientist Valued Contributor

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    Can't you have custom questions instead of Captcha?
     
  10. Hubok

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    That's something I don't know about.

    Anyway, StopForumSpam stopped ALL of the spambots. That's about 225 spambots in two days.