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Anti-Spam Tools for YaBB [updated 11/20]
Nov 19th, 2011 at 6:57pm
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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 moderation.

Here (kindly put together by our own Derek Barnstorm) is a list of the YaBB oriented tools that can work against the plague of automated registrations



StopForumSpam Mod (will only work on 2.5 through BoardMod, but will work on older versions with minor tweaks):

Link: http://www.boardmod.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1315522544

Description:

This Mod will allow you to check the StopForumSpam.com database for Usernames, Email Addresses and IP Addresses on registration. If any of those fields match spammer details in their database then registration will not be accepted.

You can also allow Administrators to submit details to the database when spammers get through who haven't already been submitted (you will need an API Key from their website for the submit feature to work).


Anti-Spam Question (for 2.5 but there is also a version for 2.3.1 in the thread, so should work for 2.3.1 - 2.5, but not tested):

Link: http://www.boardmod.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1316894374

Description:

This Mod will add a random question which must be answered on registration. You can add/edit/delete questions from the Admin Center. Obviously this won't do anything for human spam but will hopefully help against robots.


SpamFruits (for 2.5, 2.4 and possibly older versions):

Link: http://www.carsten-dalgaard.dk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1318072608

Description:

This small 4 step mod adds a 'image check' to the register page requiring users to click on one of four fruits to avoid spam bots.

We will have more on Anti-spam soon - Standby

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« Last Edit: Nov 20th, 2011 at 10:34pm by JonB »  

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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Re: Anti-Spam Tools for YaBB
Reply #1 - Nov 20th, 2011 at 10:22pm
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From tom (Autonerdz)

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Forum Spam List Checker
This is a great tool and a big time saver when you need to vet a
member or applicant to your boards.  This used to be a time consuming
process that might take twenty minutes or more to visit several web
resources to collect all the needed information to make a call.  This
tool, once set up, does it all in a few seconds, providing you with
everything you need to know.

http://www.gunnerinc.com/fslc.htm

Five stars.


Excellent!

[Jon B] - my note - I have dl'ed and started looking at this tool - very nice. Its a standalone executable that works with an .ini file in its directory (yay - no registry values or uninstall).  With a little work you will learn a LOT!

Nice catch Tom...
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« Last Edit: Nov 20th, 2011 at 10:29pm by JonB »  

I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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