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  • Hi Ozy,

    I’m sorry to hear about the user registration spam…that’s a pain.

    Just a thought…but if you have used 5 major plugins to stop spam, you might want to look at any other plugins that might be interacting/conflicting and disabling the anti-spam capability. For example, one we ran into that disables anti-spam is “New User Approve”…are you using that by chance? (There are some others that accidentally do the same thing.) Or do you have any other plugins that interact with the registration process? If so, try disabling them.

    If you haven’t yet, you may want to try installing WP-SpamShield…it’s got very robust registration anti-spam. If you still have any issues after that, you can submit a support request and we’ll be happy to help you troubleshoot the issue and figure it out.

    – Scott

    Hi @djsteveb:

    Thanks for the awesome feedback! We always want to improve the plugin. If you could contact us via our support form, it would allow us to look into that. With a little modification on our end we should be able to auto-detect, and make it so no one has to tweak any settings.

    – Scott

    WP-SpamShield will take care of all of that for you. 🙂

    Full disclosure: I’m the developer.

    Hi @Tranny,

    Trust me, I completely hear you. You’re right. Ideally anti-spam controls like that should be built-in.

    Those are great suggestions. We’ll take a hard look at possibly including those features in future versions of WP-SpamShield as well. One thing you’ll find by using a plugin like WP-SpamShield is that it will block 100% of bots, and it will prevent most human spammers from even registering (which keeps them from even getting to a place where they can spam other users), and it will make it difficult for them to post their spammy messages.

    Let us know if we can help in any way.

    – Scott

    Hey @danbp

    I just thought I’d jump in here real quick, as I think this will be beneficial to everyone in the thread including @Tranny.

    And even if you would be a genius coder creator of an extra super original spam shield, you could be sure to became target #1 of all spammers, because in this case, you would represent the absolute challenger of all code breakers !

    We are that “genius coder creator of an extra super original spam shield” that you speak of. 🙂

    There is no miraculous plugin or trick to stop them.

    Ahh, but there is.

    It’s real, and it’s even called WP-SpamShield. LOL…you can’t make this stuff up. 🙂

    Check it out on WPorg. It’s been out for about two and a half years, and is forked from another plugin we developed almost a decade ago. It works perfectly and automatically on BuddyPress, bbPress, and pretty much everything else. You can also feel free to check out the plugin documentation here.

    …And for the record, we definitely are a huge target of spammers. 🙂

    dealing with spammers is a long run work, to not say a never ending work.

    True story!

    – Scott

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