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    Linux Enthusiast cousinlucky's Avatar
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    Anyone have suggestions on ways to block spammers?


    I belong to a small ubuntu network site that is always crawling with annoying spammers!! Does anyone at LF have some suggestions that I could pass on to the moderator there? Thanks!
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    this is what I use as a moderator at AntiX forums Cuz. It checks IP addresses,Email addresses, and User Names. A new Member does not get approved till us mods run a check on them through this site.

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    Edit: The only way to block spammer bots is to let them wait for pre-approval before joining a small site like yours. Choices are limited by sites software Cuz.
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    Thanks Roky, I'll pass it on.
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    Hi Cuz,

    My site used to get over 10,000 spam comments a day. Yes a day! Yes, 10,000! About 18 months ago I made 2 simple changes and since then have had none! And no false positives and it is automatic.

    I don't want to post it in open forum as it is still working. If anyone is interested drop me a PM and if I know you, I'll share it freely.
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    10,000 spams a day - Is that some kind of record?? I've not visited your site for a while. I'll remedy that today! Thanks, Elija!!
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    10,000 spams a day is only a few bots. It did force me to turn off comments for a while though as I couldn't keep up!
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    My preferred method of discouraging spammers? A shotgun and a big dog! Truly irritating, and costly! Elija, please PM me your methods, and Roky thanks for the link!
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