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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
2 323 Last Post Jun 2nd, 2016 at 2:10pm
By: Dandello
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How to Quickly Clean up Ghost Registrations
I am embarrassed to say I did not stumble upon this earlier -
Admin Center > View Delete Members > Bottom of Page
Set 'Equal to' '0' 'Number of Posts' ~ Bingo Checked!~

[color=#ff0000]I whack...

Started Nov 22nd, 2011 at 5:42am by JonB
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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'

Started Oct 24th, 2015 at 2:14pm by Dandello
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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
1 103 Last Post Nov 20th, 2011 at 10:22pm
By: JonB
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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 1,918 Last Post Nov 29th, 2013 at 3:20pm
By: Bill Myers
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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 3,593 Last Post Mar 26th, 2012 at 5:24pm
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!

Started Dec 5th, 2011 at 10:37pm by JonB
13 18,567 Last Post Oct 12th, 2014 at 3:27pm
By: Santos Lawrence
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Hello spammers. And good-bye once again!
JonB has already swatted away all of the most recent spam. áSmiley
In support of that, I've swatted away the spam reference I had quoted below.
It's pretty much made my ...

Oh yeah, here we go again multipl...
JonB, since

Started Apr 6th, 2012 at 10:02am by Bill Myers
0 1,142 Last Post Apr 6th, 2012 at 10:02am
By: Bill Myers
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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 1,152 Last Post Jan 13th, 2012 at 10:29pm
By: Bill Myers
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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
0 582 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 10:41pm
By: JonB
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Honeypot Spambot catcher & Honeypot Labels
Hello All
I Admin Center and through Anti-spam Settings > Spambot Registration Deterrents > I found Honeypot Spambot catcher option is checked and activated by default since the pure installation...

Started Mar 5th, 2015 at 7:26pm by alqutob
1 93 Last Post Mar 5th, 2015 at 9:08pm
By: Dandello
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A current list of temp email domains
I'm just posting the link as I'm sure it will be growing fast.
Remember that YaBB's e-mail domain filter does not permit '*' or '@'.

Started Oct 13th, 2012 at 3:42pm by Dandello
1 1,054 Last Post Oct 13th, 2012 at 4:07pm
By: JonB
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Everyone's Logo
This should be every YaBBers Logo  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

Started Jul 13th, 2012 at 1:45pm by Derek Bullock (Ex Member)
1 23 Last Post Jul 13th, 2012 at 2:22pm
By: Bill Myers
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Best way to clean out (thousands) of fake members?
I am attempting to clean out the 13k fake auto-registered members that got into my site before i disabled registration... Given that there are so many, I am looking for a way to just wipe out all memb...

Started Mar 22nd, 2012 at 4:53pm by bikenm
1 925 Last Post Mar 22nd, 2012 at 5:53pm
By: Bill Myers
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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 1,700 Last Post Jan 18th, 2012 at 7:22am
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 1,139 Last Post Dec 19th, 2011 at 8:56pm
By: sachin
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Deny user registrations
Hello Everyone!
I run a board for a small number of users.  My users are all known to me.  Is it possible to disable new user registrations?  I thought I had this in an older version of YaBB, but...

Started Mar 29th, 2018 at 3:12pm by mikie
2 10 Last Post Mar 30th, 2018 at 12:58am
By: mikie
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Banned own IP address!
Running version 2.5
I have inadvertently banned my own IP address and now cannot get back into my admin page to unban it!
Can I do this through Cpanel?

Started Dec 23rd, 2016 at 10:04am by ajchis
2 52 Last Post Dec 23rd, 2016 at 2:19pm
By: Dandello
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feature request - censor/spam filter
I get some malicious attacks on my forum using repetitive special text characters. I won't post the details here in case I give anyone ideas, but PM me for details.
I can stop it with the swear w...

Started Jun 20th, 2015 at 3:30am by freediver
2 63 Last Post Jun 22nd, 2015 at 2:04pm
By: Dandello
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Global and Server Settings
I am having crash issues (typically in the morning hours) due to what appears to be spamming attempts.  The error log shows I am getting multiple attempts per minute.  This fades in the afternoon and ...

Started Aug 20th, 2013 at 2:45pm by jc2823
2 1,238 Last Post Aug 22nd, 2013 at 11:49pm
By: Dandello
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Project HoneyPot
I keep seeing this site while checking IP addresses.
I finally signed on with it and am testing it out.
Does anyone else use this service or have info about it?
Project Honeypot

Started Mar 23rd, 2012 at 12:25pm by BloodyRue
2 1,248 Last Post Mar 23rd, 2012 at 8:54pm
By: BloodyRue
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I am not prejudice but...
How would I go about banning all of China?
I see nothing but spammers from that country.
Is there an enviroment or ip setting that takes out the entire country?

Started Mar 1st, 2012 at 3:27pm by BloodyRue
2 1,286 Last Post Mar 19th, 2012 at 10:27am
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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 2,367 Last Post Jan 11th, 2012 at 5:23pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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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 1,134 Last Post Dec 7th, 2011 at 10:21pm
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.

: 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 1,108 Last Post Dec 7th, 2011 at 12:08am
By: Bill Myers
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Forker's Attempts??
I wonder what this forker was trying with all those file extensions??

Started Apr 7th, 2014 at 12:30pm by Elrick.
3 438 Last Post Apr 7th, 2014 at 8:02pm
By: JonB
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Guardian reporting lots of Scripting and UNION abuse
I have a YaBB 2.4 Forum. áI usually get several messages from my forum's robot every day with subject The Guardian-(Macs & Bookmarks): Scripting Abuse Detected! á They've been coming more frequentl...

Started Aug 6th, 2013 at 11:25pm by Jerry Krinock
3 2,187 Last Post Aug 7th, 2013 at 11:02pm
By: Dandello
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Forum traffic, possible attack
For quite some time I have the very big problem that someone, either one or maybe more people seem to try archiving the complete page including the forums. Since the forum ( grew pre...

Started Jul 23rd, 2013 at 10:39am by Smirftsch
3 23 Last Post Jul 25th, 2013 at 1:17am
By: xnoddyx
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Got hacked and now I am redirecting to some russian website:
on my forum
there is something going on. Today when I openend the forum I got a virus warning saying Address has been blocked htt...

Started Jan 17th, 2013 at 6:58pm by Websnail
3 881 Last Post Jan 17th, 2013 at 8:08pm
By: Dandello
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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 1,191 Last Post Jan 5th, 2012 at 12:23am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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