Extraordinary amount of spammers signing up
I’ve been developing wordpress powered sites for years, sometimes I build them locally and other times I build them live (depending on what I’m doing).
I’m currently building my first BuddyPress powered site (live) and I have noticed a serious amount of spam accounts signing up every time that I leave “anybody can register” open.
I’ve never seen this before with any other wordpress site that I’ve built online.
I never use Akismet or any other kind of anti-spam filter in WP as I’ve never thought the spam account problem was serious enough to warrant it, but I’m 100% going to need one with this BP powered site because it’s getting out of control before anybody even knows the site is out there. (I’ve told WP not to index the site on search engines while I’m building it).
So a couple of questions….
1) Are you guys getting a large amount of fake spam accounts on your sites as well?
2) If you are using a plug-in to prevent spam, which one are you using and does it work ok?
3) Does anybody know what it is about a Buddypress install that is encouraging all of the spam bots through the door?
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