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Why i dont get spammers in my forum

Mick in Tutorials
Jan 19, 2011

Why i dont get spammers in my forum?

Lots of folks ask 'why i get spammers in my forum', 'i have lots of spam', etc.

Let me tell you,.... i dont get spammers at all on my working  5 years old forum.

Simple,  i run SMF RC3 and a couple mods.....

1. First off, i use SMF's RC integrated security question.  The question used is related to my forum genre. I run an automotive forum and the question is simple. "How many spark plugs a Chevy Avalanche has?" Answer is 8.

Do bots know this? No.

Dont make question like: "What color is the sky?",  "What color is the grass?" or "2+2=?"   Make your security question related to your forum genre that your guest know the answer to.

2. I also use SMF's integrated "profile Fields".....(also available in the mod site for 1.1.x users).
 a. text
 b. selection

The mods i use:

Vbgamer's "Avatar Select" mod: Avatar Select  on Register
青山 素子 "reCaptcha" mod: reCAPTCHA for SMF

These simple mods available in the mod site and the security question should stop bots and spammers from registering.

Try them out and have fun :P


Tagged with: spam prevention tip 


Mick G

Mick is an American theme designer for Simple Machines Forum software currently living in South Florida, USA. He runs idesignSMF and started tinkering with SMF in 2006 where he created several SMF forums of his own before he founded idesignSMF in 2009 to which he is dedicated full time and has a weakness for Tacos and Pizza.




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