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Reply #15 - Nov 20th, 2011 at 7:56pm
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corvettec3 wrote on Nov 20th, 2011 at 7:48pm:
Registration UserID: á á áglongedob
Chosen screen name: á á áugg bailey button uk
Not validated email address: á á áfamil.ymili.se.e.s.ee.e@gmail.com
Chosen language: á á áEnglish
Coming from IP address: á á á117.26.75.252
Given reason for registering: á á áMe need talk...for information

That IP and email address are listed in the StopForumSpam database, so the StopForumSpam Mod would have stopped them from getting past the registration page...
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Reply #16 - Nov 20th, 2011 at 8:49pm
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OK Derek, I guess it is time for me to figure out how to install these board mods.  Thanks very much.
  
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Reply #17 - Nov 20th, 2011 at 9:33pm
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Derek, what version of BoardMods works with Yabb 2.5 AE?

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Reply #18 - Nov 20th, 2011 at 9:37pm
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Download the latest version - 2.5.6

I guess it can be a little confusing for a start, but once you get the hang of it, you'll realize how easy it is.

You can also install Mods manually - if you open the .mod file in a text editor, it should be self explanatory.
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Reply #19 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 12:46am
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I have the StopForumSpam mod installed thanks to Derek so we will see what the results look like in the morning Smiley  Thanks Derek and Ron
  
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Reply #20 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 1:11am
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No problem. I'll be interested to know how you get along with it.

Now that you've got the hang of installing Mods though, I would recommend using it in conjunction with one of the other anti-spam mods - either the Anti-Spam Question or SpamFruits. They should do a pretty good job at stopping bots by themselves, and if anything/one does get past, then you've got the StopForumSpam checks to fall back on.
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Reply #21 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 1:44am
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The Anti-Spam Question mod looks awesome and I will add it tomorrow.  Thanks again!
  
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Reply #22 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 1:59am
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No probs! You'll have to report back how it goes, if that's okay...

Obviously the SFS Mod will only stop spam which is in their database, so there are going to be times when it still gets through. For example, this IP address which you mentioned earlier on, was only just submitted to their database today:

corvettec3 wrote on Nov 20th, 2011 at 7:48pm:
Registration UserID: á á áglongedob
Chosen screen name: á á áugg bailey button uk
Not validated email address: á á áfamil.ymili.se.e.s.ee.e@gmail.com
Chosen language: á á áEnglish
Coming from IP address: á á á117.26.75.252
Given reason for registering: á á áMe need talk...for information

But if you use the submit spam feature, then they won't be able to do it again, and will probably give you a nice feeling of self satisfaction to report them, and stop them from spamming others. Smiley
  
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Reply #23 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 2:04am
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Derek, I was looking at that feature and I have it turned off at the moment as I wasn't totally sure what was required in the API key field.  I need to look at examples on their site.
  
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Reply #24 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 2:12am
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You'll need to register on their forum first - their website is down at the time of writing this, but from memory, when you're logged in you can just request an API Key - I think one of the menu tabs says something about it...
  
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Reply #25 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 2:15am
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BTW, How do you join the BoardMod forum?  I could not find any Register button.
  
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Reply #26 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 2:18am
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For some reason registration has been closed since last night. I assume Michael has been working on something, maybe to do with spam - but that's just a guess. I don't think it will be closed for long anyway, so keep checking back.
  
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Reply #27 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 2:20am
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Ah, SFS is back up now. When you're logged in, go to Resources => Get API Key from the menu bar.
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Reply #28 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 5:51am
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Ah, I've just realized something. You're getting spam by what appears to be ex-members in your inbox because you have 'Alert Board Moderator about this Post!' enabled in threads for guests. The ex-member appearing next to the guests name is a bug which I noticed a while ago and totally forgot about - see this post:

http://www.carsten-dalgaard.dk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1321714413/10#10

There isn't a fix yet, but I'm pretty sure that is the cause. They are actually nothing more than guests.

I should be able to extend the SFS Mod to those areas anyhow - I'll take a look when I get chance.

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Oh, that wouldn't answer why normal members are getting PMs though. Undecided
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Reply #29 - Nov 21st, 2011 at 12:25pm
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Derek...For some reason our forum died in the night.  We are all getting 404 errors Sad
  
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