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How To Block Spam Bots from posting to my forum?

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superaff
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How To Block Spam Bots from posting to my forum?

I've just set up a new forum for my affiliate marketing site, and already some spam bot caught me!

Those pharmacy stuff... You know!

How can I blogk these spam bots to register and post in my forum?
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chatyak86
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What forum are you using?

Block by IP/ country / user / etc...
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superaff
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I am using Phpbb.

I want to block all of them BEFORE they post, not after. Is it possible?
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cchhita
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Hi Superaff,

This might help you out!
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=427852

Best way is to use Captcha Code. i.e. a string of text from an image that the user has to enter before it posts anything to the forum.

let me know if it does!
Cheers
Chirag
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cdidcott
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Yeah, I get anything up to 20 SPAM posts a day on my Phpbb forum. It take a while to delete them every day, especially if i miss a few days, really sucks!

I'm checking out your link now cchhita.... thanks! I hope it can save me :)

Colin
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superaff
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Thanks a lot cchhita, I will check this and add the captcha code when I have 5 minutes.
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