Re: Better user management capabilities
Yes, that makes sense, until there are hundreds of IP addresses to try to ban. Also, WP isn’t logging the IP addresses, though I suppose I could install a plugin to do that.
Philosophically, it goes back to the debate over sending new users a confirmation email or not. I’m in the yes camp, because many forum spambots will sign up for memberships with a bogus email address, so if they have to confirm via email, their memberships will never get confirmed. But I suppose there’s a performance trade-off to sending out a high percentage of emails that end up bouncing.
Ideally I can figure out a set of methods to stop most spam registrations from happening in the first place, greatly reducing the amount of user editing I would otherwise have to do after the fact.