vB spam signups..

Got 2 vB sites.. both on 3.8

One gets NO spam signups, or spammers, ever. Been up for 5 years. The 2nd one is new, and is getting bombed daily by fake accounts.

5-6 fake signups a day.. most do nothing, have no links in sigs, they’re just a username + email signup that then sits dormant (obvious fake accounts though, random email addresses and username is always FirstnameLastname type format).

I’ve got recaptcha on signup, doesn’t do shit.

1-2 a week will try posting, but Akismet catches those posts.

Wtf do you do about this shit? Annoying as hell.

also random question on signup page might help.

i’ve seen a lot more forums doing that now.

"Whats another name for a K9. Hint 3 letters" = dog

etc

make it so that you can’t post links or images until 10 posts or so.. i’ve got all the sign-up things installed as well but.. their software can beat everything on the market pretty much

the minimum posts thing is the only thing that’s worked 100% for me

make it so that you can’t post links or images until 10 posts or so.. i’ve got all the sign-up things installed as well but.. their software can beat everything on the market pretty much

the minimum posts thing is the only thing that’s worked 100% for me

I’m on a VB site and the spam and bots are horrible. They don’t even post links, they put shit in their sig and post stuff that if you Google search is all over the place. LOL

Yeah, our sites get some of that as well. I’ve been checking new sign ups on all of our sites to look for that shit and immediately ban and/or delete the account.

Nope, diff IPs, they don’t seem connected in any way.

also random question on signup page might help.

i’ve seen a lot more forums doing that now.

"Whats another name for a K9. Hint 3 letters" = dog

etc

I’ve always had a problem with sites making members jump through hoops. Having recaptcha or something is ok.. but when they have recaptcha, email verification, 2 random questions, and then limit your activity.. it scares people off. But…. i’m thinking I might need to compromise.

make it so that you can’t post links or images until 10 posts or so.. i’ve got all the sign-up things installed as well but.. their software can beat everything on the market pretty much

the minimum posts thing is the only thing that’s worked 100% for me

These ones don’t even really post much, it’s more the fact that I get all these bullshit signups that just sit there.. I want to stop them signing up in the first place.

vbstopforumspam

Heard about this, wasn’t sure if it was worth it.. i’ll give it a shot

Nope, diff IPs, they don’t seem connected in any way.

I’ve always had a problem with sites making members jump through hoops. Having recaptcha or something is ok.. but when they have recaptcha, email verification, 2 random questions, and then limit your activity.. it scares people off. But…. i’m thinking I might need to compromise.

These ones don’t even really post much, it’s more the fact that I get all these bullshit signups that just sit there.. I want to stop them signing up in the first place.

Heard about this, wasn’t sure if it was worth it.. i’ll give it a shot

ive had it on my forum since day one and have never had one spam

this is all just in one day

It’s easy to ban .ru address if I remember correctly, it’s in the adminCP IIRC.

I would go with the custom question to.

It’s easy to ban .ru address if I remember correctly, it’s in the adminCP IIRC.

I would go with the custom question to.

my forum is mainly a texas forum, not gonna need anyone from russia

I would block all .ru and .cn extensions then.

i havent had any spam get though

Doesn’t this block AOL?

I was under the impression that doing do would block multiple legit AOL users.

this is all just in one day

The first and 2nd to last are default xrumer usernames (well, not default, but the default spin) The last email address is