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I am new to Q2A and what all features I need to enable to make sure that the Spam is contained.

What is the process or method this spammers use to post as a comment? can spammers post a comment without registering as a User?

What feature I need to enable so that every user who registers need to be approved by Admins?

 

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What is the process or method this spammers use to post as a comment?

they usually make posts (manually or automatically) as normal users, writing "rubbish" or advertising some products/services, optionally posting some links

> can spammers post a comment without registering as a User?

if you open your website to anonymous users (permission "adding comments" set to "Anybody"), yes

What feature I need to enable so that every user who registers need to be approved by Admins?

Admin --> Spam -->

--> Enable moderation (approval) of users (checked)--> All new users must be approved (checked)

 

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Thank You , maxjtechno..... Appreciate your help on this
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I have wrote a blog post Basic anti-spam configuration for Question2Answer:

  • change default text strings, which attract manual spamers
  • install "Install Very Simple Bot Protection" and create custom anti-spam questions
  • deter Semalt using .htaccess.

More details are in post.

 

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