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j.reed 
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Location: Arkansas, United States
Posted: November 07, 2009 at 1:54 PM / IP Logged  
I was wondering if anyone can tell me what programs are being used to protect this forum?
My clan forum has become a place of multiple spams recently for software and medical pill junk but, some have been of a pornographic nature. Supposedly our moderator has banned IP's coming from the sources, even ip range. We still get the same type of post just about every night. The IP's keep changing(common with bots) I like how this forum makes it so you have to have a minimum number of posts before you can enter Http's. Any help to better protect our forums would be greatly appreciated. We already have the letter recognize program and email confirmation. These alone are not simply enough.
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Location: Louisiana, United States
Posted: November 07, 2009 at 2:23 PM / IP Logged  
No programs really, just a lot of conditional statements, filtering and persistent moderators. We still get our share of spammers, so don't feel like you're alone :)
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j.reed 
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Posted: November 07, 2009 at 2:35 PM / IP Logged  
I figured the12volt still gets its share of spam. We have been looking into some PHP programs to help. I guess nothing is really as effective as just continually monitoring the situation. For most users on our forum is not a problem. There has just been a huge influx of Bot activity lately. Every morning we find that we are having to go in and ban around 10+ user accounts and spams in every public forum. These latest ones of which have been for pharmaceutical pills and software bots. Which seem to be coming from russian IP's. I suggested the moderator to just dis allow Http's and picture posting from users under say 25 posts. This would help from inadvertently clicking a spam link or lord forbid pornographic links. Any other ideas to keep bot spams out?
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Location: Louisiana, United States
Posted: November 07, 2009 at 2:55 PM / IP Logged  
Most bots do not accept cookies, so if you set a cookie for each user, then call for it before displaying the form, if it's blank, do not display the form. Also if the referrering URL to post is not from your domain, disallow the post. These are just a couple, but you can easily add more conditional statements as you see necessary.
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j.reed 
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Posted: November 08, 2009 at 2:16 PM / IP Logged  
Thanks for the recommendations. I will let our moderators try and implement this and see if it does the trick.
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Posted: November 09, 2009 at 11:27 AM / IP Logged  
You're welcome. Good luck.
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