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04-11-2011, 06:26 PM
Post: #1
Not Solved Phantom registrations
During the last week (from 3/7 to 3/11) at least 6 users were registered to my forum and began posting pornographic discussions in French! I checked the admin log and there was no activity under my login ... any idea how these users were able to get registered?
I have banned them from posting but would like to avoid such activity in the future as this is a professional forum...thank you.
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04-11-2011, 06:27 PM
Post: #2
Not Solved RE: Phantom registrations
Install this: http://mods.mybb.com/view/goodbye-spammer

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04-11-2011, 06:52 PM
Post: #3
Not Solved RE: Phantom registrations
(04-11-2011 06:27 PM)Yaldaram Wrote:  Install this: http://mods.mybb.com/view/goodbye-spammer

Thanks ~ we'll give it a try!
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04-11-2011, 10:42 PM
Post: #4
Not Solved RE: Phantom registrations
That plugin will just make it easier for you to get rid of the already registered spammers, not stop new ones from registering.

Is your board open for registrations or do you create the accounts yourself? I am asking because you mentioned in your first post that there was no activity under your login which makes me think you don't allow open registrations.

Anyway, to prevent this problem in the future you can try to moderate every user's first few posts so that you can be sure they are legit users and then use group promotions to automatically move them to a regular group once they are past a few posts.
You can also approve accounts yourself if its a small community.
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