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Old 20 Apr 2011, 23:48
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Ban Spammers by IP - Chat about Spammers

vBulletin.org Members,

I have been having a lot of people who have been signing up on my site and posting their homepage as some spam casino page. I moderate every user that signs up to my website and i am getting tired of 2-3 Spammers a day signing up on my site. I delete their username and ban their IP address everytime. For some reason they always have a new IP address and keep coming back. What have you guys been doing to stop this? I have a rotating question that people have to answer and i have a image they have to disect and type in to register. I am currently running vb3.8 with patches. Any insight would be great. Hopefully here we can show our IP Ban list etc... and ban together to stop this chaotic mess of annoyance.

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Adam
President of www.itzboosted.net
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Old 22 Apr 2011, 17:01
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Those banned members are using what is called a Proxy. They are using random or major IP address. When you ban the IP address you could be banning universities, cities, regions, or even block a whole country. I actually never block IP addresses anymore, because the banned user will always find a way back to your website one way or another. You can block the whole world if you want, but that is not your goal.

Here are some modifications you can installed on your board which will help discourage banned members. Of course they can use different computers, setup email addresses, or use a proxy, but these modifications will slow them down.

vMail - Verify Mail before registration.
Cyb - Advanced Registration
Stop the Registration Bots
Multiple Account Detection & Prevention
Restrict Private Messages to Public if not Enough Posts
QUICK BAN + Quick Edit User from postbit for vB3.8 - Instantly Ban Spammers!
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