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In regards to spam
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I used the CPanel provided by host provider (server) and used .htaccess to deny access at the root. I can't remember the exact text but can post later once I get back to my home base or maybe someone else will chime in. I did it at the server level instead of the forum level because I was trying to reduce the "exceeded server load" issue my site was experiencing.

A couple things to know about using the location requirement:

Bots have difficulty creating a location, so most of the bot attempt to create accounts would give a location like "ldhpeffg". Total gibberish and easy to spot. A quick scroll down to that on the user profile and you know it is a spam attempt. The other is if a person is attempting to fake an account, often time the IP was spoofed and there will only be one IP listed on the profile (current). For a legit attempt, there will be two IP addresses (current and last accessed) which may be same, but will have two instead of one. Also, if the user states USA as location but IP says Pakistan, then you should be suspicious and act accordingly.


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In regards to spam - by PinkStar - 2013-08-11, 12:41 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by sarisisop - 2013-08-11, 12:55 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by PinkStar - 2013-08-11, 01:04 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by sarisisop - 2013-08-11, 01:20 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by PinkStar - 2013-08-11, 03:07 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by New2mybb - 2013-08-12, 09:02 AM
RE: In regards to spam - by PinkStar - 2013-08-12, 11:22 AM
RE: In regards to spam - by sinbad - 2013-08-12, 07:03 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by PinkStar - 2013-08-12, 07:32 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by sinbad - 2013-08-12, 08:04 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by PinkStar - 2013-08-12, 08:47 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by Xbat - 2013-08-12, 09:55 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by Nathan Malcolm - 2013-08-12, 10:06 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by Xbat - 2013-08-12, 10:12 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by PinkStar - 2013-08-13, 06:52 AM
RE: In regards to spam - by .m. - 2013-08-13, 07:14 AM
RE: In regards to spam - by PinkStar - 2013-08-13, 07:19 AM
RE: In regards to spam - by sinbad - 2013-08-14, 12:16 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by PinkStar - 2013-08-14, 01:31 PM
RE: In regards to spam - by PinkStar - 2013-08-23, 06:55 PM

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