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aoqw76

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For the forum admin - spammers
« on: April 03, 2015, 02:55:43 pm »

FYI I run a forum which also uses simple machines, same as this one.
I recently installed "cleantalk" which has (so far) completely kept spam at bay.
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3851
Not sure if it's compatible with this version of smf (you're running 1.1) - definitely works with latest 2.0.x version.
Prior to that, I used "stop spammer" http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1547 which also worked well against spam bots, but isnt so good for people logging in and posting manually.
hope that helps.
regards, Robert
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Re: For the forum admin - spammers
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 03:05:50 pm »

Every time I see a SPAM post, I just click the Report to moderator link to report it.
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Re: For the forum admin - spammers
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 04:54:33 am »

Sure, I do the same, but whoever has access to the smf control panel can install one or other of those 2 mods and reduce spam considerably.
With cleantalk, I have significantly reduced the spam that does appear.
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Re: For the forum admin - spammers
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 07:20:23 am »

Thanks for the tip.
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