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How to disable new login registrations, anti-spam FAQ


 
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wod
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:33 pm 
Post subject: How to disable new login registrations, anti-spam FAQ

Hi,

As some of you will have gathered from my previous post, I'm dealing with a huge backlog of spam and spammers in some forums I've recently taken on. One thing that would help massively would be to temporarily disable all new account registrations. Can I do that using the control panel, or would the HTML or scripts need to be edited? I did have a look through the control panel but that didn't seem to be an option. As I explained, I don't currently have access to the back-end but I could ask the guy who does if it is fairly simple (he is time-limited). We are getting about 20 new registrations a day from people/bots who are obviously spammers (one had Occupation: spammer!).

Deleting user accounts is a little bit slow and keeping up with this tide of registrations is a real pain. In time, I want to strengthen and protect the registration process so that it's much harder to sign up, but for the moment, without access to the back-end, it is what it is, so they say.

Another related question, is there an anti-spam FAQ or a guide for dealing with spam with PhPBB2 ?

Thanks!
Wod
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lumpy burgertushie
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:17 am 
Post subject: Re: How to disable new login registrations, anti-spam FAQ

I don't currently have a phpbb2 board installed but I would think that under registration settings there should be a place to turn it off.
it might be in a drop down where is offers you the choice of "by admin" or "by user" etc. it would probably say "disable registration".


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Jim_UK
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:30 am 
Post subject: Re: How to disable new login registrations, anti-spam FAQ

Admin Control Panel >>>>General admin >>>>>>Configuration


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