Help Me/Question Limiting Spam On Forums

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Lorna

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Hello

Does anyone have any good advice on how to limit the amount of spam on a forum - I don't mean by moderating, but actually stopping them registering in the first place.

can you get plugins to make the registration more selective, lowering the chances of spammers registering? Or is ir just a matter of constantly moderating?

Any advice appreciated.
 

notvaliduser

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You could add a captcha , you could get rid of spam , but you could also stop new members from registering , because no one likes security codes and tests...
 

Lorna

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No I appreciate that darkstar. It is just a real problem though, especially when you are monitoring all yourself - you can't always watch 24 hours a day. I have recommended he joins the forum to get some advice!
 

Lorna

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Sorry - that was a bit confusing!:confused:

I recommended the forum to a fellow forum webmaster who I have been talking to about limiting spam on his forum - he gets loads of porn sites spamming. He asked my advice, and I have pointed hie in this forums direction, but thought I'd ask the question anyway for my own information!
 

notvaliduser

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I was always told to engage brain before opening mouth. The problem in my case is that by the time my brain is in gear I am already finished the sentance.
well , as I already said , for me , the result is funny :D I think it's the same case with you.

Ahh , and you're back WWT , haven't seen you a while on the forum. Were you gone in a sort of holiday ?
 
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