magician13134 wrote:Have you installed some kind of spam protection? I set up a PHPBB3 forum about a week ago, and I have thousands of spam posts already! I have a CAPTCHA, but it doesn't seem to be working....
I run a number of PHPBB forums, and have successfully cut the spam bots off with this plugin (which is actually just a few edits):
not unlikely. they are also spamming in a strange way where they post an 'innocuous' note first i think they follow it up with spam later or hope it gets buried and then they change the sig they all seem to be coming from yahoo.in and gmail.com
There's a new way of doing it now, which I just saw on this board. Seems stupid, but they are making what looks like a normal post, almost relevant to topic, then below that they have what looks like blank space but is actually a bunch of links to their spam sites that are text colored the same as the forum background.
These are a quotes of the ones I just reported: [quote="rose2009"]Hi, your idea is very interesting , I really like it. Thanks a lot :o
[quote="jennyfifi"]Thanks for your sharing. Thanks for sharing this useful information. It's great.
(Mods feel free to delete the quoted text after you see it, if you need to)