how has the forest bb doing with spam

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ravanwin
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how has the forest bb doing with spam

Postby ravanwin » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:25 am

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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Martin
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Re: how has the forest bb doing with spam

Postby Martin » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:41 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 CAPTCHAs.

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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