Ways to Make The Forum Better - Suggestions

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Re: Ways to Make The Forum Better - Suggestions

Post by TheVeganAtheist » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:14 pm

dan1073 wrote:Here's an mod called AutoMod. This will allow you to easily add any mod you want to phpBB https://www.phpbb.com/mods/automod/
downloaded and installed. now I need to find the mod. Any suggestions?
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Post by Neptual » Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:37 pm

TheVeganAtheist wrote:downloaded and installed. now I need to find the mod. Any suggestions?
Here's the Thank You Mod https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=1115275
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Post by TheVeganAtheist » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:54 am

dan1073 wrote:
TheVeganAtheist wrote:downloaded and installed. now I need to find the mod. Any suggestions?
Here's the Thank You Mod https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=1115275
can't seem to figure out where to download on that page. The link points you to a page that links you to a German page and when there Im not sure what to do.
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Post by Volenta » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:44 am

Isn't there anything we can do about spammers? There are lots of them lately...

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:09 pm

Volenta wrote:Isn't there anything we can do about spammers? There are lots of them lately...
It would be great if we could make it so that any user with more than, say, 50 posts can report spam, and it would disappear from the forum until it was reviewed (so it doesn't stick around until it can be dealt with). That would make the forum less attractive to spammers.

I'm not sure if there are any addons like that.

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:31 pm

in the mean time, please add this:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... e_x_posts/

That should discourage spammers, since their goal is to propagate links.

Also, use a Q&A captcha as mentioned here: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2122696

Here's how:

https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... a-captcha/

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Post by Volenta » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:24 pm

brimstoneSalad wrote:in the mean time
I think this all we really need.

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Post by brimstoneSalad » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:02 pm

Volenta wrote:
brimstoneSalad wrote:in the mean time
I think this all we really need.
There's a good chance, yes. Apparently Q&A registration works pretty well, and without being able to post links, the human powered spammers will probably leave too.

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Post by TheVeganAtheist » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:01 pm

brimstoneSalad wrote:in the mean time, please add this:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/ ... e_x_posts/

That should discourage spammers, since their goal is to propagate links.

Also, use a Q&A captcha as mentioned here: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2122696

Here's how:

https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... a-captcha/
Ive tried installing the first mod, and I dont think its compatible with the newest version of PHPBB, since no new option appears in the POST SETTINGS.

UPDATE:
the second mod doesnt seem to work either. I don't have another option to change the captcha. Maybe I've installed auto mod wrong. I will have to work on this.
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Post by Neptual » Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:31 am

Some links to refer to

Installing Mods using AutoMod https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/offi ... od/faq/792

Preventing spammers on phpBB3 https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2122696
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