I log on here everyday unless I have no access.
Like today, we have been hit by two or three different new accounts.
I was looking to see if there is a way to make it so people can not post anything until their account is approved by an admin.
But it looks like our forum software does not have that feature.
It does require them to create the account, and then they get the email with the verify info.
So, the spammers use someone to create the account, and then they turn it over to their automated spammer machine to flood our forums.
I ban the user once I see the spam. I have thought of banning the IP address they use, but if a legitimate user tries to log on from that IP later on, they will never get on.
But I may start banning the IP though, as I think most of the spam is coming from a specific area/country IP range.
I do get an email when someone reports a post, so if you see something that is questionable, please report it.
I will look right away to see what it is, and if needed, I will delete it.