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Spammers bypassing forum registration
Our forum is only a few weeks old, and already we've been hit by spammers, even though the entire forum is closed to non-registered guests. I know there are a million posts here about what to do about spammers, and I'm slowly working my way through them. However, I have another related issue that concerns me...

A few of the spammers are somehow getting approved user accounts without either of the admins actually approving. We need to have Admin Approval activated for our site for various reasons, and we also have some required questions on the registration. These spam accounts are not answering the required questions at all. We only notice them because they show up - one user got as far as posting something spammy, but most of them we've been able to catch pretty fast. I've just been manually checking all the new users for the past few days to make sure none are spam.

How are they able to skip the Admin Activation part? Will the anti-spam plugins even help if they're just completely bypassing the registration? And of course... how can I stop it?

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Spammers bypassing forum registration - by gmbb - 2013-11-30, 05:59 AM

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