Stop Spam Member Account Creation? It is harmful to my community.
Pretty please don't point me to http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/16354/i-get-15-new-spam-members-every-day There are no viable resolutions in the thread. Thanks in advance!
Why is reCaptcha NOT working?!
We get multiple spam member accounts created per HOUR.
Not many actually post spam with their spam accounts, good; but...
They are putting spam links in their member profile, letting Google spider them, and they are even Tweeting the url to those member profile pages to propagate the spam spidering.
Does it directly harm the forum, ummmmm, kinda? member list bloating, we've had accompany contact us to remove spam members linking to their site, management in general is inefficient.
Secondarily, we're getting pretty tired of "Declining" thousands of spam member accounts that do not email validate their accounts.