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Can someone please help me combat phpBB3 spam?

Posted on 2009-05-18
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Hi,

I am a phpBB3 newbie and need help setting permissions etc as my forum is being spammed. Many thanks in advance.
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Question by:Juliamac
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by:Pearl_export_ben
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you need to bump up the permissions on your forum.  This guide will show you how to do it:

http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentation/3.0/quickstart/quick_permissions.php


Also, I would consider adding a load of words to the banned words lists such as viagra and other words likely to be used by spammers.
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by:Pearl_export_ben
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your best bet would be to make sure unregistered users cannot post.
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by:Juliamac
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Ok, I thought this (above comment) was a given - no? That shows my level of expertise here!

I'll look over the guide. I think I'm OK in figuring out how to edit it,  it's just that I'm not sure what levels I should implement for whom - is all that in the guide?
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Pearl_export_ben earned 125 total points
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its usually in the guides,

good idea is:

everyone can read posts
registered members can post/create topics
mods can delete/move/edit posts
admins can do everything
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Thank you
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by:Juliamac
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I can't find a reference in the guide to where you filter who can post??
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by:Pearl_export_ben
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http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentation/3.0/

Section 1.5 and its sub sections deals with all permissions.

Ben
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Thanks again
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