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Post by Benny Blades » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:26 am

Awhile back I posted in the chat room asking how to deal with the same spammer who continues to register on my private site. Whoever this is has tried to register more than 15 times, each time I delete. I'm looking for some advice on how to deal with this spammer. Please list out steps to get rid.report him.

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Post by spaceace » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:15 pm

banning IP, e-mail, and username is the first route i would take. other than that, i can't think of the sites to report them to.
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Re: Spammers

Post by Benny Blades » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:34 am

How do I do all of that?
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Post by Benny Blades » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:38 am

OK, I see in ACP where you can ban by IP, email, I did this for this one spammer. Should I leave him in the ACP or delete now that I have banned by IP and email or leave him?
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Post by tommie » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:33 am

Yes you must keep him in the ACP , Ban there his ip and email
But when he comes with proxy then can't you ban him he always come back with another ip
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Post by Benny Blades » Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:45 am

But when he comes with proxy then can't you ban him he always come back with another ip
I don't understand this. Please explain to me in laymen's terms. Just tell me what I need to do. So I have to keep banning IP over and over while keeping him in my ACP???
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Post by spaceace » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:14 am

if the user uses a proxy(fake IP) then you would need to ban the new proxy IP as well. persistent spammers are always hard to deal with, but it can be done ;)

an example of a proxy server would be something like this Anonymouse.org
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Re: Spammers

Post by Benny Blades » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:55 am

So keep banning IP's, emails, and keep them in my ACP? I normally delete them because I don't like looking at the names.
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Post by spaceace » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:49 pm

by deleting the names, you will lose the ban. i know it's annoying to see a long list, but believe me, it's worth keeping that list ;)
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Post by Gnome! » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:52 pm

Try this...

Go to ACP>Spambot Countermeasure>Available Plugins. Select Q&A then select Configure. You will be taken to a page that has the space to ADD your Question/Questions

Make the Question relevant to something only you know the correct answer to.

Now for the Answers .. yes that's right, ANSWERS ... I have set MULTIPLE answers yet they are ALL correct to the specific question. By this I mean to do your Question and Answers like below:
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QUESTION: What year was Abraham Lincoln born?

ANSWERS:

1809-02-12
February 12, 1809
12/02/1809
1809 2 12
Thwelth February Nineteen hundred and nine  
February twelve nineteen hundred & 9

~Note~ That ALL the answers are correct and that the person or bot trying to register has to get at least ONE correct to get past the Q&A ... SO what you say well then this is where YOU get creative for your own specific question.

May I suggest that you use the Question:
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What year/time was (your website)created.
Again use Multiple answers all being correct.

I have used the above questions on 3 separate websites, ALL very heavily trafficked by spammers and thus far have not had a single spammer get through since implementing this method. Also remember that you can change the question/s and answer/s at anytime you like.

Regards,
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