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Old 20 May 2008, 11:55
readjono readjono is offline
 
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Getting a lot of spammers

Who seem to be joining up to start with spam links in their signature before posting 'thanks for this discussion' in every thread. I have tried the normal Captcha stuff and now the Q+As but they're getting past it. Can anyone explain a complex way to help prevent this?
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Old 20 May 2008, 11:57
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http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=178611
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Old 20 May 2008, 13:37
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I had this problem until I use reCapcha (not the normal capcha or other useless verification), excelent system to prevent spam regsitrations. Not a single spam registration since I installed it.

Edit:
Wich vesion of vBulletin you have? Because reCapcha is now default in 3.7 i think. I use 3.6 and there is a mod to install it.

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Old 23 May 2008, 14:31
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we are useing it and it sucks does not slow it down at all
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Old 23 May 2008, 15:54
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Old 23 May 2008, 16:07
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i have been having the same spammers ever since i went to 3.7 i have removed over 50 posts, and members because of it. i will try the program you suggested above. thank you.
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Old 23 May 2008, 16:38
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reCapcha is impossible to read!

I am getting ready to just ban all Chinese and Nigerian IP's
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