@a_5mith That's awesome!
The spam is real.
Found out today it's spelled Akismet. *facepalm*
Have you turned it off? Or have they circumvented everything.
@a_5mith Have you seen the new upgraded "No Captcha"?
We're using the new ReCaptcha, but it didn't seem to work today
Pi 2 man drowning?
Sigh, what sucks is that all of us are away from the PC until tomorrow. Perfect day for the captcha plugin to stop catching the baddies
@psychobunny please do. They took over the forum.
It would be nice with a setting for new users. Unable to post on the forum until X days have gone! Does that feature exist ?
Yup, in ACP settings -> posts
A couple of points for you guys to consider. First time poster here, But I manage some large forums that rank for lots of high value keywords.
Our line of defence on vBulletin is as follows:
- Registration - Passed to StopForumSpam (this allows us to gauge the threat of the email address used and the IP address used).
- New users are not allowed to post links - configurable post count.
- Posts are passed to Akismet to gauge their spam levels.
Even with this, we still get hit every now and then with manual spam from SEO agencies in various parts of the world - some parts of the world are worse than others. For those we use broad CIDR bans at the firewall levels.
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