Please Help Me To Fight Spammers In My Forum.

  • edikan1
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hello There,
I am edikan, i owned a forum (A simple machine forum) and some few months now spammers has been disturbing me in my forum.
they used robots to post spam post like pornographic links which is disturbing my forum in appearing in search engine as also i waste most of my time deleting this post.
I don't know what to do, i am not a webmaster. Please help me.
  • joebert
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Get some moderators. People you trust. Start with a couple, and scale up as needed.

Spammers are always coming up with new ways to spam. You need actual people keeping an eye on things.
  • kc0tma
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What kind of account verification do you use? When a person signs up for an account on your forum, do you send them an email with a link to click before their account becomes active?

Also, I think ozzu does this but I'm not sure, I know most forums do. Make it mandatory for new users to post a greetings message in a specific thread before they can post anywhere else. And then disable any sort of hyperlinks until they reach a certain post count. You could even disable images for them too I suppose.

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