Dealing with spam

Pinto

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Question for forum owners using Wordpress, how do you deal with spammers? what plugin or other methods do you use beside manual moderation?
 

bharath

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I haven't used wordpress forums since it will be only for blogging and using such type of scripts are not recommended. Try Xenforo and you can maintain it easily.
 

Jason

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I don't use WordPress for forums either - but I think backward questions are effective for any forum. For instance, you could ask something like: "What is the word bat spelled backward?".
 

bharath

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There are lot of ways to control spam in forum scripts, but wordpress is built for only blogging not for other purposes. If you want ecommerce site then move to top ecommerce scripts instead of woo commerce.
BTW how it is working presently?
 

kingcool52

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With automated systems, I usually have a question about a colour of a product during the registration process. But the problem is always dealing with humans that are spamming, it's important to deal with them quickly manually.
 

Alan

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With wordpress i always set guest messages to be reviewed by an admin, though i know and heard there is a wide selection of spam plugins, i have used akismet which comes bundled with Wordpress and jetpack whichhas worked well for me but not all spam prevention stops everyone but we are getting better in fighting back.
 

Ash

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I had to go with a captcha system for registrations as I was getting a large number of spam registrations. The moment I implemented it, I'm not getting any spam. And in terms of comments, I just manually approve everything
 

Jason

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With wordpress i always set guest messages to be reviewed by an admin, though i know and heard there is a wide selection of spam plugins, i have used akismet which comes bundled with Wordpress and jetpack whichhas worked well for me but not all spam prevention stops everyone but we are getting better in fighting back.
Is Askimet paid - cause a free weaker version - though good enough - also exists?

I had to go with a captcha system for registrations as I was getting a large number of spam registrations. The moment I implemented it, I'm not getting any spam.
Probably captcha works. However, a weak form of captcha simply wasn't working for some forums I had (XenForo).