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dailypress - 4:28 pm on Jan 31, 2009 (gmt 0)
Get used to it. It will not stop. 'several' users is small time. I get a dozen a day. Others get far more.
Thanks guys, im glad to know im not the only one. Its my first time installing a forum.
I did add an image verification captcha. But as you mentioned I think I should use the security questions instead!
I did notice a few emails with the .ru extension. I googled the address and found a list of spam emails on this one website.
blocked much of China, Ukraine, Pakistan
The problem with that is that my forum is targeting some of that area (Asia - Middle East)
require that you manually validate each new registration
the problem with that is I will deter many users who want to immediately respond to a thread! But you may be right and that may be my only option as some point,
what really stopped the captcha-bots was adding a custom registration field with a trivia question. You set the custom registration field to NOT appear in the profile, so in effect it's a validation field only at signup.
Not sure if I understood that correctly. Can you explain that one more time?