Feedback for Restricted Registration plugin
If a bunch of savvy users implemented this and could tell me what is more effective in determining bots (first ip address column or second) and times of day and patterns. and maybe get a consolidated list of problem ips and patterns, I be we could make a pretty effective filter.
But it takes a community - so log results (or partial summarization of log results of problem ips and patterns would be useful in creating a better plugin to hone in on things.
possible Future plans - make the log readable from dashboard (provided forum admins find the whole concept of value). clearing log by date or time or keeping only last 200 entries or some such thing, and a stat page on registration attempts.
A consensus of good ideas can direct this project.
also if a lot of forums get problem bots from the same ip octets or first two or three octets, we could create a master list of of bad bot ips and keep a running list for people to add to their forums .htaccess list or whatever method they want to block or readable from this plugin and autoblock.
thx @shadowdare for feedback. figured I'd open up the gates.
I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.