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Spammers and this forum section

Post by Crymson » 30 May 2010, 19:34

Why does this forum section keep getting hit by spammers?
I think you should disable links in this forum section if you allow anyone to post, and if more than 2 links then don't allow the post at all.

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by BlueMaxima » 30 May 2010, 22:49

I have already suggested this.
Bring back...ducks!

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by Safety0ff » 30 May 2010, 23:01

Crymson wrote:Why does this forum section keep getting hit by spammers?
Anonymous access.

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by Zarel » 31 May 2010, 04:55

I don't think it's possible to selectively disable links in phpBB.

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by KukY » 31 May 2010, 14:23

Zarel wrote:I don't think it's possible to selectively disable links in phpBB.
But you can make that possible ;)

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by Berg » 31 May 2010, 14:41

Zarel wrote:I don't think it's possible to selectively disable links in phpBB.
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http://i50.tinypic.com/4ju7ms.jpg
see tick box bottom right
Hope this is helpfull
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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by KukY » 31 May 2010, 14:49

Berg wrote:see tick box bottom right
Hope this is helpfull
That will only disable links in description of that forum.

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by Berg » 31 May 2010, 14:50

ooo well thought it be helpfull

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by KukY » 31 May 2010, 14:56

Well, I think that changes allowing to do that would be very simple, and anyone with some basic knowledge of PHP can do it.
However, it would require more work to make it configurable, and making it a local, not global setting would be really hard job.

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by Emdek » 31 May 2010, 19:40

KukY wrote:making it a local, not global setting would be really hard job.
Not really, you can always check hardcoded forum ID or apply that to all that have write permission for guests.
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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by Zarel » 31 May 2010, 22:14

KukY wrote:That will only disable links in description of that forum.
Heck, that'll only disable turning:

example.com

into

example.com

in the forum description. Everything else like [url=http://example.com/]example.com[/url] will still work normally.

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by KukY » 31 May 2010, 23:17

There is an option!
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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by Berg » 31 May 2010, 23:27

Is that global or per forum topic?

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by cybersphinx » 31 May 2010, 23:34

KukY wrote:There is an option!
But it says "set to 0 for unlimited" - so how do you actually set it to 0?

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Re: Spammers and this forum section

Post by KukY » 31 May 2010, 23:37

Berg wrote:Is that global or per forum topic?
Ofc it's global.
Nothing is good enough... :roll:
Still, I'm happy because I found it. So I'm happy without an reason :D
cybersphinx wrote:But it says "set to 0 for unlimited" - so how do you actually set it to 0?
:hmm:
You disable links at all!

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