Forum Basics #1 - Get Rid of Spambots
CHAT MODERATORS / FORUM ADMINISTRATORS
I am Jax (DREDDART)
I was a Forum Moderator & then Admin for 3 Forums many years ago.
Even all those years ago the first thing I set out to learn was how to get rid of #SPAMBOTS and/or #SPAMACCOUNTS
A major put off to most people when they first visit a community forum for advice or information is to see Spam Posts in all topics.
The posts are blatantly Advertising & often feature products or 🔗links that are are inappropriate for the public domain.
IF THERE ARE ANY CHAT MODERATORS OR ANY FORUM ADMINISTRATORS HERE - please cleanse your site of Spam!
⚠️ Ensure links in your forum are set to ▫️‘NO FOLLOW’
⚠️ Make sure registration includes a ▫️CAPTCHA
⚠️ Require email confirmation
⚠️ Enable ANTI-SPAM plugins
⚠️ BAN SPAMMERS & delete all their ▫️content. Moderators and Admin should ▫️review the spam queue on a daily basis
Plugin StopForumSpam https://stopforumspam.com/
PlugIn Akismet https://akismet.com/