Completely Stop Creation of Spam Groups in Clip-Bucket v2

Hello,

I’ve come across several website owners that have tons of spam groups created every day. Deleting 100+ groups daily can get really tough, so today I will show you how to completely stop these spam groups on your site. This article is intended for people that don’t use the Groups feature in their sites, as it will completely disable the creation of them.

1. Open ./create_group.php
2. Find

<?php

and after that line, paste:

header("Location: /");
die();

3. Save and Upload.

What the former will do is to redirect the user to your homepage when they try to create a group. Should you have any questions, comments or article suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best Regards,

Richi

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Richi González

Richi González

I started programming when I was 12. I'm a Developer and have been working with the Clip-Bucket script since it came out. I'm the Liaison between Arvixe and Clip-Bucket, so anything you need regarding Clip-Bucket or any particular computer-related subject you need, let me know so I can assist you.

5 Comments on Completely Stop Creation of Spam Groups in Clip-Bucket v2

  1. Jernate says:

    Hi Richi,

    I am one of those guys. Not only do I have the groups problem, I also have a registration problem with spam bots. My registration has been closed for over a year because of spam bots. Once I allow registration I instantly get hundreds of registrations. Is there any way to stop that? Thank you

  2. Jernate says:

    Hi Richi. I made the change to stop spam groups. Though not as frequent, they are still happening and I can’t find them anywhere on my website. The only way I know they happen is because I see them in the “Who’s online” plugin. I can’t report them either. When I click report, nothing happens. The only way I can get rid of them is to go directly through PHPMyAdmin.

    • Hello,

      Make sure that you delete them from the Manage Members section in your admin_area. Once they’re deleted, they have absolutely no way of logging in. Should you need further assistance with this, please let me know.

      Regards,
      Richi

      • Jernate says:

        Hi Richi,

        That’s the problem. There are no members creating them. I only have 20 members and they’re all legitimate humans whom I know. I no longer have any problems with spam registrations. I just have problems with phantom group topics being created. I have no idea where they are coming from or how they’re being created. Thank you, Ross

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