I knew I wouldn't get away with that.
So, I finally stole my business partner's admin identity and went in behind the scenes. There seem to be two options open to us, and I'm really not sure why these haven't been explored already.
1- When a user registers, they get an email to the address they submitted, and they can't post until they validate it by clicking on a link in the email.
2- When a user registers, an email is sent to a mod who must approve the user before they can post.
The second option seems very effective; however, unless the mod was available and online 24/7, people who find the forum and want to reply to something quickly would be out of luck. So for now, I've ennabled the first option - we'll see how it goes!
EDIT: It's been a day, and I think it's working!
Last edited by riverrat; 10-09-2006 at 12:58 PM.
Doesn't look like that worked either.... Alot of spam this morn.
Somebody needs to kill jeet. and amresh.
You're the guy with the guns!
I agree with you on those two!!......or atleast mortaly wound them
Originally Posted by nathanenge
Okay, so now I've made it so that nobody can register without being approved. That really sucks, but it's better than spending volunteer time each day to clean up after the vermin. Nathan, I agree - they must be killed.
We'll see if it works.
I have now added the NoSpam plugin. It goes through a series of questions that only a human will be able to answer. This should get rid of the obvious bots that are able to decifer the vB image verification. For the human spammers, they will need to be moderated manually, just make sure you ban their IP and they will never be coming back.
So hopefully we will be seeing a *lot* less spam on these forums as majority of it is usually automated!
Last edited by revlimiter; 01-05-2007 at 11:07 AM.
Kim, you totally rule. I can't wait to see how well this works! (Not sure which percentage of our spammers are bots.)