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Kunena 5.1.15 Released (27 Oct 2019)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.15 [K 5.1.15] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.9.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.1 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.1.

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4 years 11 months ago #411 by originalhandy

DebraR wrote: Is there a charge for nucaptcha? I have a (non-profit)health related site. I've been having several spam bots hit my website and am tired of deleting them everyday. Have tried other domain-restricter plug-ins that do not work. Mostly spammers from sina (dot)com registering, other captcha stops them from posting.


When I got nuCaptcha there was no charge, my friend said she got an email about pricing so I may have been grandfathered in as I added a website (hers actually) and didnt have to pay anything. Try register and see.

I also discovered Project Honeypot ( projecthoneypot.org ) and with a Joomla plugin it stops users before they even get to register too.

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4 years 11 months ago #412 by rajeshatbuzz
Hi,

I have kunena and joomla uptodated and more than 10000s of post getting created everyhour.

What to do? Please suggest!!! Seems there are some sql injection or somthing.

i have changed the db password but still its happening.

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4 years 11 months ago #413 by 810
do you got a url to the forum. and paste here the kunena report.

Is it from 1 user, then just block the user. and remove all messages from him.

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #414 by sozzled
In this topic—started over 5 years ago—there have been many useful suggestions, hints, tips and "tricks" posted here. Some of the early messages at the beginning (references to UserVoice, for example) our no longer relevant to today's Kunena. Some of the ideas in here were also proven to be not useful. Times have changed.

At this time, the moderators here do not merge new topics/questions asked about forum spam. This means that the advice about how to protect your forum from spam will be scattered about and people will have to search for help as best they can. It is probably a good time, therefore, to summarise what we have learnt about forum spam and the things that people can do to prevent it happening.

I would like to make a number of key points:

1) Kunena is not the cause of forum spam. Forum spam—spam in general—can happen in any forum. Kunena is a forum product; it is no different to most other forum products.

2) There is no 100% guaranteed automatic way to prevent forum spam. Spam can originate anywhere, at any time and in all differently disguised ways. As I wrote on 25 May 2010,

The only truly effective remedy against spam is vigilance

You can manage spam—you can reduce it and you may be able to eradicate it—if you are vigilant. The best ways to reduce spam are to prevent accounts registering on your website from untrustworthy sources. If you manage an open “public” forum then you will have more work to safeguard your site from the effects of spam.

3) Kunena has several configurable settings to help with some of the “automated” aspects of running your forum and you should experiment with these settings to find a combination that works best for you.

4) There are several third-party products available that may assist but you should research them carefully. Some of these products are better than others.

5) Managing spam is, unfortunately, not without you having to do some work. If you do not put in the effort then you only have yourself to blame.

This topic is still the best place in this forum to start if you are looking for help. I have written a more in-depth examination of the key findings in an article entitled How to stop forum spam in Kunena .
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4 years 2 months ago #415 by Alexrazor
Hi,

It's just to protect Kunena against spam, try CleanTalk anti spam

It is all in one anti spam, without captcha and etc, invisible for visitors.
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2 years 11 months ago #416 by makotosun
Try Cleantalk. I have no financial interest, nor any referral kickback, but I use the service on several sites including a large kunena forum, and it has cut my spam to near ZERO. Seriously good and cheap.

www.cleantalk.com

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