I have a forum that I am trying to get started, but the spam is getting out of control. I'm getting about 8 new fake members from the same spammer daily now. I know its from the same person because I have noticed the board language is always set to Albanian.
It used to be only 2 or 3 new members a day (created just for spam), but now its 8 or 9 - and what's worse now, he is putting porn images in the posts.
I have tried
- image verification
- email verification
- custom made script that requires person to answer a simple math problem to proceed. The theory behind this was, if it was a spam bot, it would be stumpped by the extra step (found this solution from a google search).
So far, none of this has worked. I thought of requiring admin approval for new members, but I think that this will discourge anyone from joining, especially since it is a new forum. Even then, I won't know if he is a spammer or a legitimate member until he's been accepted as a member.
Any one have any suggestions? I'm out of ideas.