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Meta-Things => About the forums => Topic started by: sysadmin on January 21, 2013, 02:22:11 AM

Title: New Forum Software Installed - New Anti-Spam Features
Post by: sysadmin on January 21, 2013, 02:22:11 AM
One of the problems with a forum of this size is that it is a target for spammers.

While the total at the bottom of the main page says we have nearly 13000 accounts, I reckon over 11000 are spam accounts.
Some of them actively spam the boards, and are caught and disabled and/or banned.
Others simply leave links in their profile and signature, and try to use that for search engine ranking.

To that end, there have been some changes with the new software:

We also use Bad Behavior, Project Honey Pot, and Stop Forum Spam.  There are three sets of mods that seem to help things.

Hopefully, I will not have to spend more time chasing spammers.