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Robi 

Joined: 29 Mar 2006
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Location: Kiskoros, Hungary
  Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:07 am   Spam issue

Dear mods, admins, never-visiting admins, team !

Is there any solution to avoid to have this number of spams we face recently?
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Kanta 
English Moderator & Miss News


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Location: United Kingdom
Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:48 pm   

The Admins are aware of the situation and are working on it...
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Dr_Jones 


Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 3683
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:56 am   

Yes, I see, there are 3 kitchen-topics now.
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Robi 

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Location: Kiskoros, Hungary
Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:11 pm   

:pwned:
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Finaero 


Age: 30
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Location: Finland
Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:13 pm   

The forum software is basically so outdated it's a small wonder anything worse than some spam hasn't taken place.
 
Velodynamic 


Age: 43
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 8096
Location: Sweden, far north
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:08 pm   

Finaero wrote:
The forum software is basically so outdated it's a small wonder anything worse than some spam hasn't taken place.

Cyber kitchen terrorists?
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Finaero 


Age: 30
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Location: Finland
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:21 pm   

For instance, yeah! :pwned:
 
Beatle 
Administrator


Age: 52
Joined: 28 Mar 2006
Posts: 36
Location: Hardenberg
Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:32 pm   

Kanta wrote:
The Admins are aware of the situation and are working on it...


Kanta is right. We are aware of those spammers. Please be patient. We are working on a solution.
 
Dr_Jones 


Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 3683
Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:13 am   

it's getting worse :-/
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Robi 

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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:38 pm   

Dr_Jones wrote:
it's getting worse :-/


At least we know how much kitchens open in Glasgow...
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Velodynamic 


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Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:44 pm   

Who, or more correctly "what" is creating all these new spam member names? :?
Is it maybe too easy to subscribe on to this forum?
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Aneka65 


Age: 53
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Location: Poland[ Lublin.]
Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:54 pm   

Hmm, I can do it on this forum a lock for spam? :idea: :?:
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Adam 


Age: 46
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 459
Location: Cornwall,U.K.
Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:58 pm   

It's probably an automated spam bot creating them, this board uses phpBB2 which is outdated & these bots find a way to bypass the anti spam measures.
I use phpBB 3 which has some excellent anti spambot plugins, the one I use myself is sortables where you have to sort items in a list to the correct heading, for example if it was used on this forum, it could be items that JMJ needs for a concert, then you sort the various items into things he needs & things he doesn't need.
Works very well & I've not had a single spambot on my forum, also I use admin approval and another nice feature on phpBB 3 is the new members usergroup where they have to have their first 3 posts approved by a moderator before they can post without approval, which stops any spam before it ever reaches the board.
 
Kanta 
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Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:30 pm   

Adam wrote:
It's probably an automated spam bot creating them, this board uses phpBB2 which is outdated & these bots find a way to bypass the anti spam measures.
I use phpBB 3 which has some excellent anti spambot plugins, the one I use myself is sortables where you have to sort items in a list to the correct heading, for example if it was used on this forum, it could be items that JMJ needs for a concert, then you sort the various items into things he needs & things he doesn't need.
Works very well & I've not had a single spambot on my forum, also I use admin approval and another nice feature on phpBB 3 is the new members usergroup where they have to have their first 3 posts approved by a moderator before they can post without approval, which stops any spam before it ever reaches the board.

Seems like a good idea. 8)

Spammers have nothing better to do with their time. :robertdugenou:
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Théâtre Marigny, Paris - 2007
Symphony Hall, Birmingham - 2008
RAH, London - 2008
Wembley Arena, London - 2009
NIA, Birmingham - 2009
POP Bercy, Paris - 2010
NIA, Birmingham - 2010
O2 Arena, London - 2010
Zénith Aréna, Lille - 2010
Port Hercule, Monaco - 2011
TUI Arena, Hannover - 2011
Festival International de Carthage - 2013
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - 2016
 
Adam 


Age: 46
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 459
Location: Cornwall,U.K.
Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:16 pm   

If you want to see how it works, just click the link in my sig, click on "click here to register", then click "I agree to these terms" then scroll to the bottom of the page.

The 3 post rule for new members is also very good, but you need to check the moderator control panel everyday to see if there's a new post awaiting approval, if it's spam then it's goodbye before anyone sees the post.
It does not have to be 3, you can set it to any number of posts you want via the admin control panel.
And with phpBB3 there is a report post button, so anyone can report a post, then mods/admins are made aware of it.

There's a link here that explains how to convert from phpBB2 to phpBB3
https://www.phpbb.com/com...LL.html#convert
 
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