Urgent! how do i avoid pornograhic post on my forum

  • dhoyin
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hello everyone,
i just started a forum and one of my main challenges have been that i am getting pornographic pictures text and links being posted into the forum catigories. please is there any script or method i use to avoid this. please it is quite urgent. thanks

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  • righteous_trespasser
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Get moderators, and "report" buttons like Ozzu has ...

//where in west-africa you from?
  • virtualgeorge
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Do you have captcha turned on so the bots can't post? Or I wonder if there are bots that auto post to forums even though captcha is turned on?

A while back I setup phpbb on a few test domains just so I could test different mods & templates.

Then a few months ago they all started getting tons of porno spam everyday. I shut them all down as they were using all my bandwidth but assume if I looked in their forum & updated to the latest version maybe they had a fix for that?

Even if I had mods there were way too much coming in every day.
  • Hob Bramble
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I would recommend, as r_t said, getting some moderators. In addition, consider checking your forum software and making sure it's up-to-date (it looks like you are using a clone of phpBB - "Powered by X-Two Multimedia Studios" - the link to X-Two's website looks dead, though) or, if your forum software is no longer being updated, switching to one that is.

I ran a forum using phpBB for a long time, and then one day stopped using it and, like virtualgeorge, started getting tons of spam and porno, partially because I was no longer keeping the phpBB install up-to-date, so I wasn't getting any of the newest spam counter-measures. Keeping up-to-date is very helpful.

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