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Bug #2690

Spam Registrations

Added by Matt Gold almost 9 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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Resolved
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Start date:
2013-08-09
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Hi Ray --

Even with a captcha on the registration form and AVH Spam Blocker in action, I'm receiving 3-6 spam registrations a day on NYCDH.org. Any thoughts about other ways to prevent spammers from registering?

Best,

Matt

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#1 Updated by Raymond Hoh almost 9 years ago

Hi Matt,

I would recommend an invite code that only your potential members would know. By that I mean, not a Googleable Q+A.

We could install a plugin like BP Humanity that would allow us to add a custom registration question and the answer would be the invite code.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold almost 9 years ago

Thanks, Ray. Unfortunately, this is an open community site, so I don't know who potential members are. I suppose we could set up some tertiary process whereby people would have to look something DH-related up on the internet or answer some kind of question . .. ..

#3 Updated by Raymond Hoh almost 9 years ago

Gotcha. I changed the registration page slug to something else, which helps a little bit.

But, I'll look into this a bit more.

#4 Updated by Matt Gold almost 9 years ago

Okay, thanks, Ray!

#5 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Hi Ray --

I think I need to change the registration page slug on another CBOX site. Can you please quickly explain where/how to do that? Thanks.

#6 Updated by Raymond Hoh over 8 years ago

If you're on a network install, navigate to the Network Admin dashboard. Next, go to "Settings > BuddyPress > Pages".

Click on any "New Page" link. This should take you to the "Add New Page" screen. Now, disregard this and click on the "Pages > All Pages" link.

Find the registration page and edit the page slug to whatever you want and save.

Matt, let me know if that's clear enough.

#7 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Got it. Thanks, Ray.

#8 Updated by Raymond Hoh over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

See #2814 as that implemented email address restrictions, which appear to have solved the problem for the most part.

#9 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Indeed. Thanks, Ray!

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