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aureotoshi:
Hi, I have noticed there is a lot of spam in the forum.

I have some smf forums and VBulletin forums. and I think it's possible to stop spam.

I have found this plugin/addon:

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3851

And this resources:

https://www.softaculous.com/blog/protect-your-simple-machines-forum-from-spam/

https://theadminzone.com/threads/simple-method-to-protect-your-smf-site-from-spammers.100825/

reCaptcha is nothing nowadays.

I try to help, if there is something I can do please tell me!!!

Happy new year!

Aureo.

Zanorin:
I agree and I find it upsetting... Since most of the spamposts have an URL as a title, would it be possible to automatically block all posts beginning with "http://" or "https://" ...?

aureotoshi:
I think it's not as hard to protect the forum... I have had for many years a forum of digital image with VBulletin and there is tools available, despite this is a SMF, it must have tools also.

MysteryMeat:

--- Quote from: aureotoshi on January 19, 2019, 01:01:14 pm ---I think it's not as hard to protect the forum... I have had for many years a forum of digital image with VBulletin and there is tools available, despite this is a SMF, it must have tools also.

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to my chagrin, several viable solutions (notably capcha on new threads) have been proposed to the problem, and almost all of them have been shot down. Those that HAVE been implemented have proven worthless.

It's almost like driving away the dude responsible for the bulk of spam handling was a poor idea!

Can you tell I'm a bit bitter about the leadership of the website right now?

Indigo:
Agreed about the spam.  Sorry I haven't been able to get it under control.  I've spent hours trying to set up a system where 1st posts need to be reviewed, but everything I've tried has failed.  We are still working on it though.

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