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Old 06-14-2007, 11:38 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by iamback View Post
Do they [vBulletin] have a concept of / mechanism for plugins?
Yep. And we have a plug-in that helps stop spam (combination of key words and posting threshold). That is, it doesn’t prevent a spammer from posting but throws suspect messages into moderation, so they never appear in public view. If the plugin makes an error (which it does on occasion), a staff member can simply approve it.

I just looked, and Akismet is available for vB. However, I think it may do more work (running off to compare each message against a remote database) without necessarily working any better. It would help if it too had a number-of-posts threshhold. (That assumes I really understand it from the descriptions!)

What I really think we could use is Bad Behavio[u]r, but there is no sign that it works on any forums, and a search on vB or vBulletin at the Bad Behavior site got no returns. Too bad — that plus one of these other things would probably do a good job.

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