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Stop Spam Member Account Creation? It is harmful to my community.

edited April 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.2

Pretty please don't point me to 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.


Frustrated :(


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