|Drupal Spam or Troll modules|
I've tried looking at all the comparisons and my heads going around
I presume Mollom is the favoured one for full on spam?.. any thoughts (forunately no spam troubles as yet, touch wood, as only registered users can post, and they can only do so live once they had a comment approved already) - I know it'll probably need to come but I have a bit of time before deciding
What I think I need, for now, is more a user management module, the site in question does not have a large (legitimate!) sign up rate as it's small and local, and those spammer email addresses/user names stand out a mile ;) so while potential spammers have been able to register they have not posted because I've been able to block them before they can, users cannot post "live" until they've had one comment "approved" and so far that's working a treat for the public facing side - however then I need to deal with the users, the list is too large to deal with manually anymore plus I'm fed up doing it ;) - I've been deleting them manually and adding the access DENY masks, both IP and email in some cases, into the core "Access Rules" module and this is becoming like a full time job - so I'm really just looking for a user management module I think, - anything where I can ban by IP/email at the click of a button or one which is able to accept a text list update say from the likes of "Stop Forum Spam".. any ideas.. Oh & PS the module must be Actively maintained (I dinna hae time to patch and I never like to touch core code ever, this a voluntary site and someone may need to take over from me eventually!)
I'm just a Mollom user myself, but a site I help with which, for various reasons doesn't keep up on security updates, gets floods of spam user accounts created and I know what you mean about going through massive numbers of users and banning them.
I think of modules like Spam, Bad Behavior (httpBL), Mollom and so forth as better at stopping things at the source (i.e. automated approaches to automated submissions or shotgun spammers).
Whereas modules like Troll, Misery and Cave are more oriented toward stopping more sophisticated spammers and legit but problem members.
Sorry to say I haven't really used any of them except Mollom.
Hi ergo, thanks for your thoughts
had a massive effort and deleted all the bad boys - so I could start from "clean" :)
have decided upon Troll for persistent/troublesome local users and Country Ban - actually using it "read only" as opposed to outright ban - with some (3 for now) Countries banned only from User Registration page. This should not stop already authenticated users from these areas (not that we actually have any) being able to access site, and if I ever did need to allow a legitimate member from one of these countries an admin registration should do it :)
have updated Troll from the StopForumSpam site data downloads but think that Country Ban should cover the majority anyway meaning less upkeep for this ;)
Think/Hope that should do it for now being as the problem is just User registrations for now, Mollom would indeed be the next step