Re: Here come the spammers!!!
It’s my belief that the footer link plays a bigger part in the problem than is given credit for at least it was the last thing I implemented (removing) and appeared to have a significant impact. One thing I think people should stop putting forward is this notion that adding custom fields to sign up makes a difference, it doesn’t! and is obviously and emphatically demonstrated by the fact that spam bot signups manage to fill all fields with garbage including user created ones but as you would expect.