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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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Update Session
For those who are NOT using their password as their Session Update answer, please go to your User CP and re-input your answer. We've changed how the answers are saved to avoid problems with non-Englis...

Started Jun 12th, 2014 at 11:51pm by Dandello
1 705 Last Post Jun 18th, 2014 at 1:44pm
By: vteams
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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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Anti-Spam Tools for YaBB [updated 11/20]
Recently there has been a huge upswelling of Forum Spam.  There 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 1,319 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 1,242 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 2,457 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 15,142 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.  Smiley
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
0 878 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
0 491 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
0 453 Last Post Dec 5th, 2011 at 10:41pm
By: JonB
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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
1 859 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 1,217 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
1 695 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 1,229 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
1 847 Last Post Dec 19th, 2011 at 8:56pm
By: sachin
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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
2 890 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
2 868 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
2 877 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  Cool
Because of "some" own modifi...

Started Jan 11th, 2012 at 5:04pm by PJAY86
2 1,649 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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2 784 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
2 824 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.
3 232 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.  I usually get several messages from my forum's robot every day with subject The Guardian-(Macs & Bookmarks): Scripting Abuse Detected!   They've been coming more frequentl...

Started Aug 6th, 2013 at 11:25pm by Jerry Krinock
3 843 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
3 881 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 1,778 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
3 889 Last Post Jan 5th, 2012 at 12:23am
By: Derek Barnstorm
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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 1,650 Last Post Dec 8th, 2011 at 7:44pm
By: Jonnny
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SpamFruits Installation
I'm new to YABB and am running 2.4.  How exactly do you install the subject program.  I looked at BoardMod but it appears to only support up to YABB 2.3.  I have done some searching, but ...

Started Dec 5th, 2011 at 9:57pm by greydane
3 849 Last Post Dec 6th, 2011 at 10:59pm
By: greydane
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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" .  I would also like to see a mechanism by wh...

Started Nov 18th, 2011 at 8:47pm by Elixir by Elan
3 1,247 Last Post Nov 19th, 2011 at 12:43pm
By: Devonshire Expat
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Highlighted words and extra box
I am having am issue with highlighted words in the posts that are actually links to spam ads, this is something that just started a short while ago. My shoutbox has also doubled, the top is now rollin...

Started Apr 7th, 2013 at 6:19pm by Attila
4 1,163 Last Post Apr 8th, 2013 at 5:32pm
By: xnoddyx
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Not sure if I am in the right topic here but i just had the Stop Forum Span MOD installed and also upgraded to 2.5.2.
in the admin section of the board, Under the forum stats category, I clicked...

Started Jan 13th, 2013 at 4:14pm by dave1111
4 919 Last Post Jan 13th, 2013 at 5:07pm
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