Can something be done about the spam bots?

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Can something be done about the spam bots?

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There's like four individual threads made in one day. Maybe a different way to create user accounts and verification?
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orion_damage wrote:There's like four individual threads made in one day. Maybe a different way to create user accounts and verification?

I agree, I think that the mods that do visit this site should give a little control to a few people who are here regularly.

That would solve a lot of problems around here with the bots
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I've send a pm to Skezza and Trigger to look at it, since I'm no admin I can only clean up. :)
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The problem is, they will keep reappearing. It's quite hard to stop them permanently. Activating accounts manually also prevents some people from getting one. Not ideal. I will change the spam questions though. As this blocks them for like 5 months or so.
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I think we have these spam bots happening again.. can some one check it out please.
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Sorted for now.
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I expect that while I've closed registrations and deleted 100's of accounts, some will still make it through as they're pre-registered. I just need to keep swatting them now.
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