how has the forest bb doing with spam

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how has the forest bb doing with spam

Postby ravanwin » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:25 pm

Hey guys,

personal question, sorry

but the SPL has a forum as well which is bogged down with loads of spammers. How has our bb been dealing with it? Are we still getting a lot of fakes?

I really need to sort this out for the SPL so any advice on how we've managed to be so relatively spam free would be great!
Ryan

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Re: how has the forest bb doing with spam

Postby Martin » Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:41 am

We seem to be totally spam free now.

We require users to register an account before they post. As part of the process they have to type in a code from an image, which is designed to be hard to read automatically. These things are known as .

In phpBB3, which is the software we use, you can turn this on in the admin control panel under General / Board Configuration / Visual Confirmation Settings.

Other forum systems should have a similar feature available somewhere, though you might need to upgrade it or find some add-on to do it.


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