SPAM, SPAM, EVERYWHERE!
Yes, I consider myself a newbie to WordPress and related programs and maybe this is a dumb question but the level of spammers I seem to attract on my site is seriously causing me to consider taking down my site. I’ve tried to employ multiple spam blockers, including modifying my .htaccess file that checks against known spammer providers, plus using several plug-ins that either ask human questions to block bots and plug-ins to block by IP address etc. and spammers still get through!
What I’m trying to get rid of is this:
The spammers typically avoid making a new Group in Buddy Press and don’t generally mess with forums BUT if you go to Members, sort by activity, the damn spammers add a URL which is clickable and it is the usual payday loan or other garbage. What I find curious from a spammer’s point of view, is this really effective? Who’s going to scan a member’s list and then click on a payday loan site?
My question is HOW or CAN you prevent a new member when registering from somehow adding this crap? I’ve had some clown from Russia add dozens of pages trying to sell illegal steroids using this method. I finally blocked the multiple IP’s and email address this idiot was using. I even got Microsoft to take away his Hotmail accounts.
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