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    Default How do I stop spammers in my forum?

    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!!!

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    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
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    Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

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    Default this site getting spammed

    spammers sucks big time... i need to get my vbulletin site secured too

    Quote Originally Posted by dvduval View Post
    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

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    Which forum software are you running?
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