Stop Country Spam blocks countries you specify from accessing your forum. Spammers come disproportionately from certain countries. If your forum is local, blocking the countries where you are frequently receiving spammers from can help keep spam away.
Alternatively, you could use it to enforce a “local users only” membership policy.
When a user visits your forum from a certain country, if you have selected to black list that country, or if you have selected white listing and not selected that country as part of the white list, they will be taken to the "New registrations currently not being accepted" page (or a custom page). This prevents users from that country from registering, which can help reduce the amount of user spam.
This add-on uses the following method of detecting visitor countries:
Note: This add-on uses a free third party geolocation database service, to avoid you having to store a massive IP geolocation database on your server. No guarantee is provided that all the many currently free third party geolocation database services won't one day cease service. The geolocation database JSON request URL is set with a default, but is definable by you via the Admin Control Panel if you want to change to another service.
This product has been acquired from Yugensoft and was originally created by Tenants. If you bought your license from Tenants or Yugensoft, please see this post in our announcements forum
Also, starting from XenForo version 2.1.x this product uses a new add-on ID. Which means you have to reinstall this product at XenForo 2.1.x and above if you are upgrading from XF 2.0. And you need to uninstall the old Yugensoft product after that. Any stored data will be taken over to the new installation.