Watch Forum Offical Rules (TOS) for WatchinTyme Users
Great job on the rules Steve. Really appreciate all you have done.[br][br]I would like to suggest a rule about 'Power-Posting' to include simply posting generic comments to up your post count. Going through the 'new posts' and making a comment on nearly every single one is not adding to the discussion.[br][br]
In addition to those features vBulletin 5 has more anti-spam tools available to the administrator. These include:
Up to date Recaptcha v2 Human Verification.
Registration filtering via StopForumSpam
Built-in keyword detection.
Link counting to detect spam.
and Enhanced permissions.
In vBulletin 5.5.4 (coming out soon), the system also has the ability to flag keywords and notify site staff about their use. This can be used to flag important keywords on the site, to track potential spam, or both. It will also support IPv6 addresses.
Using all of these tools provides the site own with an arsenal to protect against spam. However, it will take vigilance on the site administrator's part and their staff. The tools are there to help you make things easier but for every tool we create or add, people out there are selling a tool to spammers to help them get around it.