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Figthing Spam

Author Jan
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#1 | Posted: 10 May 2014 11:27 
Hi,

any idea how to fight spam? I purchased CAPTCHA plugin. It helped a little. Then I had to disable guests. Now there's only one spam post a day. How can I eliminate it completely without decreasing user's comfort? I would like to enable guests again.

Thanks.

Author Jaime
Registered
#2 | Posted: 10 May 2014 12:04 | Edited by: Jaime 
Hi Jan and welcome,

This adjustment you can make in the bb_plugins.php

Check out what it says under $enableForPostings ... where you have put the code for the captcha.

Is it set to FALSE (OFF) set it to TRUE (ON). And here more for spam protection with the CAPTCHA (Human Authorization)

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#3 | Posted: 10 May 2014 21:11 
I've recently posted some improvement recommendations regarding this add-on, you may try them out.

The basic recommendation is that you must change default settings to more customized. Amount of chars and chars string itself, secret key, fonts etc.

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#4 | Posted: 10 May 2014 21:34 
Actually what kind of spam do you have?

If guests post links, you should prevent them from that, plugging in the anti-guest add-on.
This add-on also has the list of keywords to forbid in posts.

This is the best method of antispam protection I know. It's also plugged in here on miniBb forums; and as you see, may be only couple of wastefull messages pass from guests per day, may be even not any.

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