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csny
12-28-2007, 10:40 AM
Hi there - I run a website that has a forum just this this one, but have been getting spammers posting vulgar things on there. How do I block them or stop them from doing this? I've done a little research and was also wondering if anyone could tell me anything about captcha, or recaptcha? I don't seem to quite understand it and would like to know if it really is helpful or not. THANK YOU!!!

dvduval
12-30-2007, 07:06 PM
The solution can be slightly different depending on the type of forum software you are running. Strategies may include:
1. Changing the captcha to something less widespread
2. Requiring admin approval of new users
3. Auto moderating posts that contain links
4. Requiring users to reach a certain number of posts before they can post links or use a signature

csny
12-31-2007, 10:06 AM
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

adam
04-10-2008, 12:52 AM
spammers sucks big time... i need to get my vbulletin site secured too


The solution can be slightly different depending on the type of forum software you are running. Strategies may include:
1. Changing the captcha to something less widespread
2. Requiring admin approval of new users
3. Auto moderating posts that contain links
4. Requiring users to reach a certain number of posts before they can post links or use a signature

dvduval
04-19-2008, 05:13 PM
Which forum software are you running?