Those of you who operate forums probably have noticed an increase in the rash of spmmers.
Well the trolls have figured out how to beat recaptcha with a bought software but i wont mention the name of it at least not in public.
For v bulletin forums.
This is the best way I've found around it. Won't keep them all away but many
Easy! Takes only a five minutes.
1 - Upload the contents of the upload folder into the root of your forums. Dont upload the "upload" folder itself, just the contents of the upload folder.
If youve changed the admincp folder to something else, then make sure you move the admincp files into that folder.
2 - Import the xml into products. (AdminCP -> Plugin System -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product)
3 - Edit the options. (AdminCP -> vBulletin Options -> vbStopForumSpam
4 - You can edit the default rejection message by Admin Control Panel / Languages & Phrases / Phrase Manager / Front-End Error Messages / vbstopformspam_reject and vbstopformspam_reject_connection error
If you cant see the logs in ACP/ Statistics and Logs, then you didnt upload the contents of the "upload" folder.... Its there for a reason, upload its contents to the root of your forum. This isnt an issue, its just something that 99% of the "it doesnt work" issues arise from
If you get a SQL database error when deleting a usergroup, its because you had 0.61 installed and didnt rebuild your bitfields after reinstalling 0.61 You can do this by admincp/index.php?do=buildbitfields
If you had 0.61 (and below) installed, you MUST delete includes/xml/bitfield_vbstopforumspam.xml