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Kunena 5.2.4 and Blue eagle 1.6.4 released (04 Apr 2021)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.2.4 [K 5.2.4] 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 5.2 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.2.4

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Blue Eagle 1.6.x requires Kunena 5.2.x to work with, this template isn't designed to works with Bootstrap 3 and Bootstrap 4.

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10 years 8 months ago - 10 years 8 months ago #71 by amandak695

There's a quaint setting in the Kunena configuration panel:
  • Security
  • Spam protection system = yes/no
The description of this parameter is:

Antispam and antibot CAPTCHA system On/Off

I assume this may be a carryover from Fireboard. I'm also assuming that, once upon a time, there may have been a plugin or extension that interfaced with Fireboard (or perhaps there were plans to enable such a feature before Fireboard development stopped) to provide the CAPTCHA processing.

As far as I can tell, the above setting has no effect in Kunena. Perhaps someone can confirm that this is intentional. :)

On the subject of documentation about the spam protection system setting, see #4735 .

Thanks you for the post.




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10 years 7 months ago #72 by GA 1
I have recently started at new website with a forum built in and almost immediately spammers started placing ads for cialis and other such thing. How do I as the administrator delete them or block them?
HELP!

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10 years 7 months ago #73 by Matias
New feature in Kunena 1.6 allows moderators and admins to block spammers and delete all their messages by using few clicks. ;)

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10 years 7 months ago #74 by Nemo10
I'm new to this and have help in setting up Joomla and Kunena but I'm hoping to learn how to stop the current wave of Russian origin Spam/porno that or small forum is being blighted with.
I understand others have/had this same problem.
Although we remove the offending message quickly and block the IP in joomla it is still a great nuisance.
Is there anyway to monitor registrations in Kunena/Joomla rather than leaving it to user email conformation.
I have searched for a solution but I'm not experience denough to pinpoint it.

I do not want to give it all up but neither do I want too allow this rubbish to pass through my site.

Thanks

Oh for a neat solution...

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10 years 7 months ago #75 by sozzled
G'day, Nemo10, and welcome to Kunena.

Your problem isn't restricted just to Kunena. Any website that has a forum is seen as a likely target for spam-merchants to try to disrupt. Whether it's Kunena or phpBB, whether it's Joomla or some other website architecture, if it's on the internet then it becomes a candidate for being spammed.

There are many techniques that you can employ to make it harder for spam-merchants to get at your site; you can make it more difficult for their bots to register at your site by challenging them with questions that only human users would know the answers to.

You can also block whole IP ranges, if you think that might help. There are lots of tools that can do all kinds of things to keep out the unwanted troublemakers. This discussion topic canvasses a mere handful of the ideas that people can use on their website.

The essential thing to keep in mind is this: it's not Kunena that is allowing spam-merchants to infiltrate your site. It's the way you've set up your site security.

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10 years 7 months ago #76 by milstanyu
My website with Kunena 1.5.12 receive several spam messages per day. All of them starts with empty"/nn

I disabled public write, and also enabled email verification upon registration.

How to prevent this?

Try our Joomla templates and WordPress themes www.hotjoomlatemplates.com

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10 years 7 months ago #77 by sozzled
G'day, milstanyu. Welcome to Kunena and welcome to the never-ending discussion about spam and Kunena and what you can do about it. I hope that you will take some time to look back over the contributions made to this discussion and that you might find something helpful in them.

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10 years 7 months ago - 10 years 7 months ago #78 by Mick
Sorry if this is the wrong section but I need help ASAP...

I have spent most of the weekend deleting spam post from someone in Russia, I keep deleting his account but he just signs back up and spams more, is there any way I can delete his account|? (******@******.**)

Link to forum...

www.nikkershaw.net/fan-forum
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10 years 7 months ago #79 by Matias
Kunena 1.6 has option to delete all posts from a user and ban it by one click.

Don't delete spam accounts, just block them. And install some kind of spam control extension for Joomla (block registrations by bots at least).

In my Finnish language forum I blocked all spam simply by adding simple question in Finnish language when user registers. Bots cannot do it and most (all) of the spammers will just find easier site to deal with.. Of course it doesn't work in your site..

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10 years 7 months ago #80 by Mick
Can it be set so I have to ok new members?

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