Um... might I suggest turning on 'APPROVE new members'

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Remain
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Um... might I suggest turning on 'APPROVE new members'

Post by Remain » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:24 am

It's not just the user "Mosterterhabas0" (probably a bot anyway).

If you look at the Memberlist and sort it by Joined Date, Descending,
you'll notice that many of them have 'questionable' names or have some 'questionable' sites in their profiles.

Probably all bots.

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Post by shanecavanaugh » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:23 am

They are, though they seem to post just once so it's not too big of a deal.

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Post by Remain » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:39 am

Hmm, still, it's a bit of a gamble.

Isn't it better to play it safe?
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Post by sam » Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:02 am

Yeah.. Noonoo is spamming. Deleted the ones I could.

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Post by Remain » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:59 am

Man, the latest bot, with the username "Ballie," spammed ALL the forums, with MULTIPLE messages.

Could anything be done about this?

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Post by sbooth » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:52 pm

I've locked the forums to new members UFN.

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Post by Remain » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:25 pm

What could be solutions to this problem?
(other than completely starting over at another forum, but even then, spam could still occur)
Approve new members?

Oh yeah, I'm also wondering:
Are phpBB boards more prone to spam bots than other forums, such as vBulletin?

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Post by RonaldPR » Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:40 pm

Remain wrote:Are phpBB boards more prone to spam bots than other forums, such as vBulletin?
They are. Not because they are technically more vulnarable, but because they are so widely used and thus nice targets for spam bots.

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