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Spam battle #246383
10/19/11 02:39 PM
10/19/11 02:39 PM
Cam  Offline OP
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
We're losing the spam battle.

Is it possible to bulk delete all posts by user? Prune topics only works if the spammer has created a topic. Does not work for reply spamming. Takes to long to manually delete each post.

Need to disallow link embedding in posts. I have found several places within the admin control panel that reference markup and html but have not been able to disable the feature.

Confronting the spam problem with this software and disorganized support information is draining organization resources.

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Re: Spam battle [Re: Cam] #246384
10/19/11 03:18 PM
10/19/11 03:18 PM
Ruben  Offline

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,935
The quick answer is no to all of your questions.
However there are forum/site permissions you can set to mitigate some of the problems.
Not knowing your site url.
What do you allow the guest or user group to do?
You could enable registration approval.
Since most spammers are new users or guests with having a post count of zero or 1.
You could limit there postings to using captcha, then after so many posts they are promoted to a group with more ease of use.
There is also a mod at ubbdev using the stop forum spam database.

The issue is the more secure you make a site from spammers the more difficult you make it for legit users.

The problem today is, spam used to be automated. Today a lot of it is a person typing on the screen. As time goes on it is probably going to get worse.

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Re: Spam battle [Re: Cam] #246385
10/19/11 03:20 PM
10/19/11 03:20 PM
Dunny  Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 547
Actually you can delete all posts by a user. You get this option when you delete a user....

Re: Spam battle [Re: Dunny] #246387
10/19/11 03:26 PM
10/19/11 03:26 PM
Gizmo  Offline
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Originally Posted by Dunny
Actually you can delete all posts by a user. You get this option when you delete a user....

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Re: Spam battle [Re: Ruben] #246388
10/19/11 03:44 PM
10/19/11 03:44 PM
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Joined: Jan 2008
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If they are a spammer you probably don't want them in there anyway, so it is at least an option. (that and it is the only way I knew to do it, as I have had to do this a few times before).


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