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Kunena 5.2 Beta 1 Released (24 Sep 2020)

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8 years 9 months ago #241 by proterra
The Captcha (Re Captcha) didn´t work correctly.

You can fill out the form with what you want. Test it on my plattform

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8 years 9 months ago - 8 years 9 months ago #242 by sozzled
proterra: I think you have a different problem ( Spamschutz: Captcha zu schwach ). Please use your own topic or create a new topic, in English, in Kunena Discuss (P) . Make sure you are using the latest version of Kunena and Kunena Discuss plugin and post your configuration report. I think we can help you better if you do that.
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8 years 9 months ago #243 by baijianpeng
I noticed one thing that very annoying: my forum (built with kunena on J1.5) receives too many spam posts everyday.

The Joomla core I am using is the latest v1.5.25, and so is the Kunena component, v1.7.1. I also think my server is very strong. What is more, I had already installed a plugin to prevent SQL injections.

So, why Kunena still gets so many spam posts?

I remember that 2 years ago when I was using SMF forum, it seldom get any spam post.

Can I say that the reason is Kunena itself is very vulnerable for spam robots?

Hope you will make Kunena stronger.

Thanks.

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8 years 9 months ago #244 by sozzled

baijianpeng wrote: Can I say that the reason is Kunena itself is very vulnerable for spam robots?

You can say it. We don't have to agree with that assertion.

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8 years 9 months ago #245 by HowAboutPrague
Replied by HowAboutPrague on topic Re: Bots

WeedRoy wrote: but i know one site who dont use captcha, and dont have spam bots...
hmmmm :S


Sorry to say this, but that is the silliest comment made on this thread. :whistle:

its like saying "I know an intersection that has no traffic lights and never had a car accident". Therefore traffic lights do not make intersections safer. :laugh:

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8 years 9 months ago #246 by HowAboutPrague
Site owners need to understand spam and what its all about. If you have excessive spam on a site, it probably means that the spammers see your site as worth the effort, either because it has high Google rankings, or it is an easy target. The cost to control spam gets higher as your site gets more popular.

I was getting a lot of spam on my site, but after the latest upgrade, and setting mandatory captcha on the first 5 posts, I now get about 2 spam hits a week (from about 50-60 per day), though I still have about 50 new users a day that are clear spammers, most clearly don't see the value in paying for cracking 5 more captchas so give up.

The important thing to realize is that there is no "Magic Silver Bullet" that kills all spam, you need to look at all the options and figure out the balance that works best for you.

Now that I have spam under control I can spend more time troll hunting, which is much harder.
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8 years 8 months ago #247 by jimbuctu
Hi,

We get innundated with 20+ spam messages per day. It's turned our users off the forum which is now dying slowly depsite 60k members.

All I would need to do to stop this is ban users from placing any weblinks in their posts. Surely this is a very simple way of reducing spam and should be an easy option included as standard in Kunena?

Can you advise if this is possible? If not has anyone done this or tried to do it? The spam we get ranges from carpets to porn and Russia to China. Our registration process has been firmed up and we have recaptcha at that level but this still happens.

Please advise.

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8 years 8 months ago #248 by Groenteman
I found many post about spam but not one real solution.
It would be a big help to block guest posts with links, url's, href
So when a guest writes a post and in it is a link, url ...
then don't allow the post.

Is this a lot of code? where to put this hack?

Thanks in advance.

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8 years 8 months ago #249 by FAN
I want to add CAPTCHA to the registration to prevent spammers from getting to the forum. I'm a little confused because Kunena also uses parts of Joomla (users). So... can I add captcha to Joomla registration by finding a plugin or something that replaces com_users? Or is that a bad thing and will Kunena not work after that? So where should I add CAPTCHA to solve my problem?


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8 years 8 months ago #250 by Jiminimonka
Yes, if you install a Captcha extension it will work with Joomla and therefore Kunena since the latter uses the former for registration.

RVS reCaptcha is one that I use (with free Google Captcha) and I also have SpambotCheck - you can find them on the Joomla extension website (K!1.7 and J!1.7.3 on my system).

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