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This support board is to be used for discussing how to use YaBB's built in spam, banning, and Guardian tools, as well as any mods that may be added to enhance functionality. The goal is to reduce the amount of advertising, flooding, and automated registrations in a YaBB forum.
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Moderation Policy - Read & Heed
Thanks to all for your recent opinions, and those given to me in the past.
A. I waited for timed banning to work before using it.á There was a reason, just as beating your dog every time it acts ...

Started Feb 10th, 2015 at 10:45pm by JonB
2 1,705 Last Post Jun 2nd, 2016 at 2:10pm
By: Dandello
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Anti-Spam Tools for YaBB [updated 11/20]
Recently there has been a huge upswelling of Forum Spam. áThere are two varieties Bot driven (whihc is amenable to using 'tools' against) and Human driven (I call 'em hu-bots) - which requires active ...

Started Nov 19th, 2011 at 6:57pm by JonB
1 5,353 Last Post Nov 20th, 2011 at 10:22pm
By: JonB
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How to Quickly Clean up Ghost Registrations
I am embarrassed to say I did not stumble upon this earlier -
Quote:
Admin Center > View Delete Members > Bottom of Page
Set 'Equal to' '0' 'Number of Posts' ~ Bingo Checked!~
"Delet...

[color=#ff0000]I whack...
Cool

Started Nov 22nd, 2011 at 5:42am by JonB
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By: JonB
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YaBB Anti-spam Hit Squad - Invitation to Admins
I have formed a working committe/group using Google Groups to function as a single-point-of-exchange for Ideas, Information and Solutions for fighting Forum Spam on YaBB forums. Although the group is ...

Started Nov 20th, 2011 at 5:11pm by JonB
5 3,297 Last Post Mar 26th, 2012 at 5:24pm
By: Bill Myers
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Alert!- Change the default questions in DB's Anti-Spam Question
I have a for-sure report that some SPAM-bots have been programmed with the default Q & A of Derek' Barnstorm's excellent Anti-spam Question Mod (now part of the YaBB core),  I am awaiting details if t...

Started Jan 28th, 2013 at 4:35pm by JonB
3 1,786 Last Post Nov 29th, 2013 at 3:20pm
By: Bill Myers
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My worst spammers -
This is a topic stub for posting 'who, what, when, where' on spammers or ghost registrants on YOUR YaBB board - i.e. Share the infos here!
Wink

Started Dec 5th, 2011 at 10:37pm by JonB
13 17,297 Last Post Oct 12th, 2014 at 3:27pm
By: Santos Lawrence
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Countries by IP range
Here's a site with a list of 'Get IP ranges so they can be blocked in htaccess'
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/easily-block-visitors-from-a-country-using-htaccess/

Started Oct 24th, 2015 at 2:14pm by Dandello
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By: Dandello
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Anti-spam request/suggestions
It would be relatively simple to add another line to the far right column of the pre-registration log that says "Immediately Reject and Ban Email Address" . áI would also like to see a mechanism by wh...

Started Nov 18th, 2011 at 8:47pm by Elixir by Elan
3 1,472 Last Post Nov 19th, 2011 at 12:43pm
By: Plymouth Expat
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validated Registrants awaiting approval
I deleted some spammers in the registeration.log file, because of an error, now it keeps saying...
There are 13 validated Registrants awaiting approval.
But there are none. Hows can I clear ...

Started Nov 28th, 2011 at 10:48pm by forumguy99
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9 2,194 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: JonB
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Confused by Antispam Language
Can somebody explain what this really means. It's found in the Email Domain Filter in Security Center > Antispam Settings:
Mandatory Email Domains
Enter the Email domains that will...

It appears to

Started Nov 25th, 2011 at 11:24pm by jon666
4 1,318 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: JonB
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.htaccess and Guardian
Because my forum is locally focused I use .htaccess to ALLOW only U.S. ip's, to cut down on the spam kings of Russia and China and the like.
However; if I allow Guardian to add ip's banned becaus...

Started Nov 20th, 2011 at 3:19pm by TannerLynd
8 2,534 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: JonB
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Spam pms from ex members
I followed a number of helpful recommendations by  some helpful bods here to stop the spamming nd this has been a success so, firstly I just want to say a huge THANK YOU!!!
My problem now, is tha...

Started Nov 20th, 2011 at 8:52am by UTT
4 1,454 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: JonB
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Domain Blocking in 2.3.1.
Hi, am I being thick here? I want to block some domain emails (163.com, etc) do I simply put *@163.com in the ban email text box?
I've read elsewhere that I should just put 163.com in the  domai...

Started Oct 23rd, 2011 at 10:34am by jfk
5 1,773 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:10pm
By: JonB
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Best anti-spam practices
This is a topic stub for you to tell us what has worked for your YaBB forums - try to cover the whole thing you do - and tell us what has worked and what didn't (no troublehsooting or problems posts h...

Started Dec 5th, 2011 at 10:41pm by JonB
0 553 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 10:41pm
By: JonB
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SpamFruits Installation
Hello:
I'm new to YABB and am running 2.4. áHow exactly do you install the subject program. áI looked at BoardMod but it appears to only support up to YABB 2.3. áI have done some searching, but ...

Started Dec 5th, 2011 at 9:57pm by greydane
3 1,170 Last Post Dec 6th, 2011 at 10:59pm
By: greydane
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Spam posts - Re: Dreamscape Warriors
satsuke1 wrote on Dec 6th, 2011 at 4:28am:
Thanks for sharing. A new learning for me. Thank you.

Of all YaBB forums, spammers are able to post here? I'm surprised.

Hint
: Check out this explanation in Wikipedia.
To the YaBB moderators, please feel free to delete th...

Started Dec 6th, 2011 at 5:58am by Bill Myers
2 1,046 Last Post Dec 7th, 2011 at 12:08am
By: Bill Myers
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So many FAKE registers!
I was thinking but I can't do it (not think make the changes).
Why can't someone make the registeration captcha that it's not just one captcha but a number of them, you choose how many you want ...

Started Nov 19th, 2011 at 3:16pm by campage1
10 2,739 Last Post Dec 7th, 2011 at 5:50am
By: JonB
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Problems with SpamFruit
Hello All:
This is my first mod and I have read the FAQ regarding BoardMod; but, am still having problems. I am running YaBB2.4.  After running BoardMod, the main programme tells me it is succesf...

Started Dec 7th, 2011 at 4:57pm by greydane
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2 1,040 Last Post Dec 7th, 2011 at 10:21pm
By: greydane
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Pre-registration - bulk delete
Yabb 2.2.1
I had so much spam I switched to admin authorized registration.
I have over 1200 awaiting approval (validated Registrants awaiting approval.)
Is there an easy way to delete t...

Started Dec 4th, 2011 at 7:06pm by Jonnny
3 2,214 Last Post Dec 8th, 2011 at 7:44pm
By: Jonnny
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Ok, what were they trying to do here?
Got a spammer doing this:
[CODE]
What  in the world are they doing there? I Ip denied their entire block.

Started Dec 9th, 2011 at 2:56pm by BloodyRue
7 3,230 Last Post Dec 10th, 2011 at 4:13pm
By: Dandello
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Still perplexed on "spamming" issues.
I was being "spammed" with false registered members from all sorts of emails like gmail, hotmail, yahoo, and a lot more. The ones that hit the most are 163.com, 126.com, tom.com, urmail.com yeah.net a...

Started Oct 8th, 2011 at 4:10am by Jeff Walters
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65 20,120 Last Post Dec 11th, 2011 at 11:51pm
By: Bill Myers
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how to modify YaBB files using BoardMod
Anyone help me to know how can i Modify YaBB files using BoardMod ???? i want to add this mod in my YaBB forum but i dont know how can i do this. i am running indiancarz and getting lots of spam users...

Started Dec 19th, 2011 at 8:54pm by sachin
1 1,019 Last Post Dec 19th, 2011 at 8:56pm
By: sachin
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Blocking spiderbots from profile pages
In my robots.txt I had:
[CODE]
And this has done an adequate job of keeping spiders out of my scripts. But now I'd like to allow Google and the others to spider the forum but ignore the profile pages - ...

Started Sep 8th, 2011 at 10:51pm by Dandello
9 9,134 Last Post Dec 22nd, 2011 at 2:16pm
By: JonB
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Anti Spam Question - What to edit in the files.
I downloaded the Anti Spam Question mod but am having problems ... it came with a video I can't play and I can't find the instructions on how to edit the files I need to edit to set it up ....
I ...

Started Jan 5th, 2012 at 12:13am by SharonH
3 1,105 Last Post Jan 5th, 2012 at 12:23am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Easy Anti-spam Technique
I'm working on another anti-spam mod at the minute which will use three very simple techniques which should be fairly successful at stopping spambots, so I thought I'd share one of them here with you ...

Started Jan 11th, 2012 at 3:23am by Derek Barnstorm
6 1,933 Last Post Jan 11th, 2012 at 4:57pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Anti-Spam Question for 2.3.1 - works!
Hello Admins,
I installed the Anti-Spam Question (Mod) some hours ago - works perfect! From up to 150 spammers a day down to 0 ("ZERO") at the moment - cool áCool
Because of "some" own modifi...

Started Jan 11th, 2012 at 5:04pm by PJAY86
2 2,187 Last Post Jan 11th, 2012 at 5:23pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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IP Banning
Question: How many IP addresses can I list without causing problems in the forum?
Thanks to implentating ggn's easy to edit modifications that are outlined in this post, I've evidently been able to sto...

Started Jan 13th, 2012 at 10:29pm by Bill Myers
0 1,101 Last Post Jan 13th, 2012 at 10:29pm
By: Bill Myers
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List of PURE Server/Hosting Networks to block
[color=#000000]I have extracted a list of IPA networks that are purely for hosting companies or similar networks, and thus servers.
Please ADD YOUR LIST of such networks to this thread. PLEASE [highl...|/color]
Personally, I do not see a reason for

Started Dec 21st, 2011 at 8:58pm by FindTopCasinos.com
9 5,990 Last Post Jan 15th, 2012 at 9:43am
By: Jet Li
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Had to Take Our Register Button Away
[color=#333333]Well, it's great and sad at the same time. About 60 days ago I threw my hands up in the air because I just couldn't keep up with the hackers & spammers (we had 3 different groups, th...

Started Jan 18th, 2012 at 4:15am by BigDon
1 1,603 Last Post Jan 18th, 2012 at 7:22am
By: Bill Myers
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anti-spam help - ip blocking, advice
hi.
y2.4
having trouble with folks registerng for no reason, making no posts.
maybe 100 per days.
i delete, but time consuming.
advice?
how can i block WHOLE entire IP bl...

Started Feb 7th, 2012 at 6:12am by Rad_one
11 5,122 Last Post Feb 8th, 2012 at 11:06pm
By: Bill Myers
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