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 Post subject: Spammers
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:16 pm 
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This board gets posts from spammers from time to time. I am actively working to limit them but there is no way to prevent it. As a result of these efforts the Memberlist and Profile are no longer viewable by anyone. User websites may not be submitted.

All users of this forum should exercise caution when following links posted by any user.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:17 pm 
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On another form that I'm an admin on, we stopped spammers from joining by enabling email validation. I'm not sure what it would be called on phpBB, but it would basically force users to enter a valid email when signing up and then click a link in an email before they could post.

It might just be better to delete spammers as they join, but it's an idea. I don't know if you are already doing this.


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ABeakyboy wrote:
On another form that I'm an admin on, we stopped spammers from joining by enabling email validation. I'm not sure what it would be called on phpBB, but it would basically force users to enter a valid email when signing up and then click a link in an email before they could post.

It might just be better to delete spammers as they join, but it's an idea. I don't know if you are already doing this.


Email validation is already in use.

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Hmm, ok. Wasn't sure if it was in use.

Sadly, yes, some bots register real email addresses in order to get around email validation.


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