A Spam registration stopping trick
Like most people I've had problems with spammers applying for registration on my forum. I've tried a few techniques to stop them (RegistrationRestriction, BotStop, Akismet) and they have helped. However, still get about a dozen spam applicants a day.
It has always been a pain to click every single box of spammers just to decline their application. It annoyed me that there wasn't a way to click every box at one time and decline all the spam at once. Then I discovered...there is! Here's how.
- On the Manage Applicants approval page click the word "Action" which is just above the top box.
- This will check every box
- Then unclick the people who are not spammers and decline everyone else.
I just did this for my one forum which had 139 applicants (only 2 were real people)
Hope that helps. It saves me a lot of time.