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The forum should have a 5 post limit before being allowed to make threads.

Discussion in 'Forum Help' started by RTC, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    This will hopefully cut down on the amount of spam threads that the spambots create every night/early morning.
     
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  2. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    @Jon

    Can this be done?
     
  3. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    @Jon, please. 5 pages of spam this morning...
     
  4. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I went looking for some solution on the XenForo forum and there are some useful tips in these threads that might help.

    https://xenforo.com/community/threads/xf2-anti-spam-needs-upgrading.123957/
    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/block-spam-completely-with-no-addons.4065/
    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/register-email.2586/
    https://xenforo.com/community/threads/help-spam.124621/

    At least blocking users from posting URLs in thread titles would cut down on a lot of spam. Manual approval of accounts would cut it down completely. Both are possible, I checked the Admin Demo of XenForo. You can also set it so that moderators can approve accounts manually so you don't have to do it :) You can also set that every user's first 5 (or more) posts are checked for certain phrases, and if those phrases appear, user is automatically banned and posts are deleted. Just put "http" or "www" or "penis enlargement" or "male enhancement" or other common spam phrases :D
     

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