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    Angry phpbb Memberlist Spam Problem

    Hello,

    I am having a problem with memberlist spam in phpbb. I have captchas and "Admin Approval" on. However, spammers are manually registering, and their junk is getting onto my member list.

    What is the best way to prevent this? How can I tell phpbb NOT to put a member in the memberlist until I approve them? Currently, I have to manually approve registrations if they want to post. But even when the users are pending approval, they STILL are on the memberlist page. The way this feature is implemented is totally pointless for memberlist spam.

    Grrr
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    There are lots of mods for phpBB that do exactly what you are wanting. Just go to www.phpBB.com and search there
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    I had the same problem

    I had this very same problem. I never figured it out. Just ended up deleting them which was a pain.

    Good Luck!

    Mindy

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    FYI, I found this phpbb mod, which seems to work quite well:

    http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=399863

    It's called "User Shield". It has several awesome features:

    - Members don't show up in the memberlist until you activate them
    - Member profiles don't get displayed until they are activated
    - You can do mass-deletes of unactivated users through the Memberlist page (assuming you're an admin).
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    Hi

    Here is a link for a whole guide on various methods for reducing spam within pbpbb:

    http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=427852
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    There was also a mod that disabled the website link in the registration page so they were left without their primary form of advertising
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