PHPBB3 Anti-Spam Registration Question


This post was originally published in 2009
It may contain stale & outdated information. Or it may have grown more awesome with age, like the author.

I administrate a few PHPBB3 forums, and recently noticed one had a BIG spam problem. I had naively assumed that PHPBB3’s version of CAPTCHA would stop the bots at the gate – oops.

Manually deleting 100’s of spam accounts from my forum wasn’t fun.

Determined to prevent this from happening again, I asked Google what to do. Google’s answer was this:

Anti-bot Question

It’s effective, integrates well and is easy to install.

Customize the question to suit your forum

Customize the question to suit your forum

You don’t want to experience a bot infestation – prevention is better than a cure.

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