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 Jul 18th, 2012 at 3:29pm
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I am using Final Version of YaBB but I am facing spams with my forum . Sad What should I do for the prevention of my forum from spams.
 
 
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 Reply #1 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 3:51pm
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Are you able to install a mod using boardmod?

If so download and install this:
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 Reply #2 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 4:07pm
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@ depablo -

I think our new friend may mean he has YaBB Gold final (1.x)

@ Mudaber Qureshi

Could you confirm the YaBB version you are using???  The advice given will vary accordingly.

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I find your lack of faith disturbing.
 
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 Reply #3 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 4:27pm
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Just checked his profile  Cheesy
 
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 Reply #4 - Jul 18th, 2012 at 5:38pm
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Mudaber Qureshi wrote on Jul 18th, 2012 at 3:29pm:
I am using Final Version of YaBB but I am facing spams with my forum . Sad What should I do for the prevention of my forum from spams.

The best thing you can do is to upgrade YaBB to the latest stable version, and then add at least one of the anti-spam mods that are available.

Meanwhile, if I remember correctly about that older version of YaBB, you can shut off its registration feature, and replace it with a clearly visible notice to let people know they can contact you to be registered. Have that notice click over to a post you'll have created that will have instructions about how to register.

Ask people to provide their chosen username, and let them know you'll be giving them a temporary password that they can change to one of their choice after they've logged into the forum.

Until our forum became inundated with spammers, I happily stayed with the version of YaBB that you use even though newer versions had been provided. I ended up upgrading that older version of YaBB to the 2.4 version our site still operates today.

Good luck!

 
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 Reply #5 - Jul 19th, 2012 at 5:26am
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Brother I have used spam mod but my forum is full of spam messages and members Sad
 
 
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How can I upgrade my yabb forum . ?
 
 
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 Reply #7 - Jul 19th, 2012 at 6:50am
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Mudaber Qureshi wrote on Jul 19th, 2012 at 5:27am:
How can I upgrade my yabb forum . ?

You can click this link for the page to download the latest release of YaBB. Instructions are included in the downloaded package.

Mudaber Qureshi wrote on Jul 19th, 2012 at 5:26am:
Brother I have used spam mod but my forum is full of spam messages and members Sad

Out of curiosity, what anti-spam mod have you been using for your forum? I'm not aware of any anti-spam mods that could be installed for your version of YaBB, which is why I suggested that you upgrade your forum.

Happily as I understand it, the next version of YaBB will include ant-spam tools that will stop spam-bots cold.

 
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 Reply #8 - Jul 19th, 2012 at 9:43am
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Mudabar, can you please give us a link to your forum.


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 Reply #9 - Jul 30th, 2012 at 4:22pm
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I have found a spam protection mod which has stopped spam memberships and spam messages from my forum. I am thanksful to all for helping and assisting me .
 
 
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 Reply #10 - Jul 30th, 2012 at 4:24pm
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Bill Myers your reply was best and relevant to my problem Specially thanks to you
 
 
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 Reply #11 - Jul 31st, 2012 at 1:36am
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Mudaber Qureshi wrote on Jul 30th, 2012 at 4:24pm:
Bill Myers your reply was best and relevant to my problem Specially thanks to you

I'll try to once again give a public "you're welcome" since it's the right thing to do. But so far I've had a number of normal posts deleted from this topic, so who knows what's going to happen with this post?

For as long as this reply stays here, more on what's been happening lately can be read here in YaBB's other support forum.

Oh, and on the subject of spam, well, I think many of us feel the same way about what should be done.

Meanwhile, it's good to know that yet another YaBBer has been able to stop spammers cold.  Smiley

 
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 Reply #12 - Jul 30th, 2012 at 10:48pm
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Mudaber Qureshi wrote on Jul 30th, 2012 at 4:24pm:
Bill Myers your reply was best and relevant to my problem Specially thanks to you

I've already thanked you, but my thank you post was removed. Sorry about that.

But don't sweat it if you're not able to read this ' cause I sent a copy to you via email.  Wink

Edited:
Sheesh! My shortened thank you post doesn't make a lot of sense.  Roll Eyes

But for our fun little email group, you'll get whats going on. Shhhh! You guys are funny! Wink



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 Reply #13 - Jan 4th, 2013 at 2:12pm
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Re: Spam Problem with my forum
"Meanwhile, if I remember correctly about that older version of YaBB, you can shut off its registration feature, and replace it with a clearly visible notice to let people know they can contact you to be registered. Have that notice click over to a post you'll have created that will have instructions about how to register.

Ask people to provide their chosen username, and let them know you'll be giving them a temporary password that they can change to one of their choice after they've logged into the forum."

How can you add this note on the forum?
 
 
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 Reply #14 - Jan 4th, 2013 at 3:42pm
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Re: Spam Problem with my forum
Finn13 wrote on Jan 4th, 2013 at 2:12pm:
"Meanwhile, if I remember correctly about that older version of YaBB, you can shut off its registration feature, and replace it with a clearly visible notice to let people know they can contact you to be registered. Have that notice click over to a post you'll have created that will have instructions about how to register.

Ask people to provide their chosen username, and let them know you'll be giving them a temporary password that they can change to one of their choice after they've logged into the forum."

How can you add this note on the forum?


Open './Languages/English/Error.lng' and find:
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'registration_disabled' 



Edit the text within the double quotes after the '=>' but do not use double quotes within the new text - you will break things. (If you absolutely must use double quotes within the quoted string, write them like ' \" ', not ' " '.)
 
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