[RFC] Anti-spam features

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[RFC] Anti-spam features

Post by EXreaction » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:40 pm

It seems to be the time to start thinking of adding further anti-spam helpers as the CAPTCHA alone is not enough with the newer methods spammers use.
  • An easy method of allowing administrators or moderators to perform a set of actions on an account at one time, such as:
    • Ban the user
    • Move the user to a certain group
    • Delete (or soft delete) the user's posts
    • Clear the user's PM outbox
    • Delete the user's profile information (avatar, signature, etc)
  • Can modify profile fields permission option to specify that new users cannot modify things such as their signature, avatar, etc before the set amount of posts
  • Ability to "watch" a user. You can put a user on a watched users list where any action performed such as editing their profile, adding/editing posts, or sending PMs, was marked in a log where a moderator or administrator can watch for spammers trying to sneak in spam (especially done by editing posts after they are submitted).

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Re: [RFC] Anti-spam features

Post by demon326 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:29 pm

Sounds like your Anti-Spam ACP mod, to bad it is not a part of the core, it helpt me allot with bad users and spammers...

so vote +1 ;)

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Re: [RFC] Anti-spam features

Post by EXreaction » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:58 pm

Some of it is included in my anti-spam acp modification, yes. :)

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Re: [RFC] Anti-spam features

Post by keith10456 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:20 pm

EXreaction wrote:It seems to be the time to start thinking of adding further anti-spam helpers as the CAPTCHA alone is not enough with the newer methods spammers use.
  • Ability to "watch" a user. You can put a user on a watched users list where any action performed such as editing their profile, adding/editing posts, or sending PMs, was marked in a log where a moderator or administrator can watch for spammers trying to sneak in spam (especially done by editing posts after they are submitted).
Definitely in favor of this one :D I often get a suspect new member and have to manually watch his/her actions. It's such a time-consuming pain :x

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Re: [RFC] Anti-spam features

Post by jsebean » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:58 am

I know IPB has something called a Spam Monitor too to prevent spam, I'm not really sure how it works I only see it advertised, ive never used it, but I think it's something like a blacklist (like stopforumspam.com?). Maybe phpBB could implement something like that, it would query a third party, so not everyone who runs a board would want to do that, so of course, you can disable it.
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Re: [RFC] Anti-spam features

Post by wintstar » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:10 pm

I bring this topic back from the cellar. I think this mod would be best for Spam Protection Advanced Block MOD. Spam protection should start already when registering
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Re: [RFC] Anti-spam features

Post by RMcGirr83 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:48 pm

That mod is gigantically too large IMHO.
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Re: [RFC] Anti-spam features

Post by Jessica. » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:57 pm

RMcGirr83 wrote:That mod is gigantically too large IMHO.
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Re: [RFC] Anti-spam features

Post by wintstar » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:45 am

For spam protection, it should not matter how elaborate the additional data insertion has.
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Re: [RFC] Anti-spam features

Post by DavidIQ » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:54 pm

wintstar wrote:For spam protection, it should not matter how elaborate the additional data insertion has.
Yes it should matter. If the mechanism by which the SPAM protection happens is so convoluted that it hurts the board then a different method would need to be used. I'm sure we could pull certain "concepts" from that MOD but just dropping the entire thing into core? Not really a good option.
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