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[Anti-Spam] How do you stop application spam?

LeftBrainLeftBrain ✭✭
edited August 2013 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Recently, I've been getting about a dozen spam applicants to the forum. All of them use the following text during the application process.

"{I want to {see new threads|follow the discussion|be part here|see new additions|access all parts|contibute|say something|reply to a thread|reply to a user|message a user|contact a user|read everything}."

Right now I have the application process set on manual approval because the Captcha system was letting these applicants through. Any idea on how I can stop these spam applicants without manually approving them?

thanks
Perry, 44

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