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Members [message #167389] Wed, 13 June 2012 22:29 Go to next message
TRS is currently offline  TRS   United States
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I'm trying to figure out where all of these people are coming from trying to join my forum. I created it a couple of weeks ago for my private group switching over from Yahoo groups, and I am being swamped by people trying to join. Where are they even getting the web address from, and even more importantly, how do I stop this????????????????????
Re: Members [message #167391 is a reply to message #167389] Thu, 14 June 2012 01:47 Go to previous message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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Enabling Botscout.plugin is a good start.

I also set "Messages Before Allowing Links" to at least 1. This will prevent registering users to immediately embed links into their profiles.

"Moderate user's first N messages" is also very helpful, set it to at least 1.

You can also change the CAPTCHA, even write your own custom CAPTCHA plugin.

Also see (and help us to expand): Fighting spam on the wiki.
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