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SaturnElite

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Some guy creates like 30 accounts a day on my forum, but he never posts at all. It's seriously annoying, the usernames all look like spam bot names. I can't ban his IP, because while most of them are in the same range, not all of them are. Just look at this! They are all browsing anonymously and editing their signatures. They always do this, but they never post a single thing, ever. Except once or twice one slipped through and when they do they post 4 seemingly normal replies, but they use signatures that contain links to where you can supposedly buy free Viagra or buy real-estate in Chicago.

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I'm noticing a similar problem on my MyBB forum as well. A bunch of users who post nothing but they have a spam link in their signature. I had a few users post in my Vending Machine game, but their reply wasn't relevant to the previous reply (though mentioning how vending machines help people...).

My solution for now to this problem is to make all user submitted links NoFollow.

Plugin for WWW button and website link in profile: http://mods.mybb.com/view/nofollow-website-links

For signatures and all user submitted links, there's a plugin, but it doesn't work on user profiles so I edited the MyBB core.

Open the file inc/class_parser.php

Search for the following (it's in the function mycode_parse_url):

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$link = "<a href=\"$fullurl\" target=\"_blank\">$name</a>";

Replace it with the following:

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$link = "<a href=\"$fullurl\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow\">$name</a>";

That way, those signature links are useless for SEO and Google won't penalize you.
 

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I'm noticing a similar problem on my MyBB forum as well. A bunch of users who post nothing but they have a spam link in their signature. I had a few users post in my Vending Machine game, but their reply wasn't relevant to the previous reply (though mentioning how vending machines help people...).

My solution for now to this problem is to make all user submitted links NoFollow.

Plugin for WWW button and website link in profile: http://mods.mybb.com/view/nofollow-website-links

For signatures and all user submitted links, there's a plugin, but it doesn't work on user profiles so I edited the MyBB core.

Open the file inc/class_parser.php

Search for the following (it's in the function mycode_parse_url):

PHP:
$link = "<a href=\"$fullurl\" target=\"_blank\">$name</a>";
Replace it with the following:

PHP:
$link = "<a href=\"$fullurl\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"nofollow\">$name</a>";
That way, those signature links are useless for SEO and Google won't penalize you.
I just want them to go away.
 

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If you're not going to take any advice that we give you, then please stop requesting for support because nothing is going to change if you don't do anything about it. This is your 3th support request thread about this issue. Stop spamming this forum if all you want to do is vent your frustrations here.
 

Anna

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Moved to scripts and 3rd part apps.

This is nothing concerning your account with us. Look at your forum scripts support forum, there's more then likely some sort of spam prevention addon/plugin/modding you can get help with there.
 

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If MyBB has a new user group (user is in that group until they get 3 posts), use it. phpBB has it :)

If it hasn't, enable admin activation/ use a different captcha

~Callum
 

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That would be a spam bot that creates accounts not some guy. what you need to do is enable captcha images on signup and also enable admin to approve account requests. which is two simple tick boxes in the registration settings. you just have to remember to check the admin email and approve accounts that you think aren't spam bots and if they turn out to be you ban them. its a simple but effective way of stopping this.
 

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You might also want to try blocking ip ranges.
If, for example's sake I'm getting multiple users from 192.168.1.XXX, then what I need to do is block the range from 0 to 255 (the last numbers in the ip address). It's bothersome but ensures that that particular range won't bother you again.
 
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have ssen that kind of problem or situation before. And the 2 solutions that mentioned by fellow user will work and solve your problem. try it out and post your result.
 
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