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I installed a capcha program, and still getting the huge spam registrations.
What works best with vbulletin to kill the spam, and is still easy on user registration? Many of my posters aren't overly forum literate.
1) Are you using the vBulletin built-in image verification?
2) Are you doing email verification? I haven't had anything like that amount of spam on the vB forums I work with.
3) Does it appear that the registrations are automated? If so, you may have some options. Unfortunately, most would require some minor coding. Putting in a field hidden with CSS and then processing only forms which have that field blank is one. An even simpler (but easier to defeat) one would be to add a new field in the control panel that says "leave blank" or "what is 4 + 5" and testing for the appropriate value. If a human is setting up the spam, though, these will be too obvious.
Here's the official recommendation set [vbulletin.com] from the authors. You can also check vbulletin.org, the official hack site, for more anti-spam weapons.