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Spam Overload

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    Hi Everyone! I really could use some help. I have been working on setting up a forum. I have installed buddypress and bbpress. I have been getting a ton of FAKE users registering on my site which has me to almost 40,000 “user”. My website has been shut down before because of the registration overload. I have installed and activated a captcha but I am obviously doing something wrong. When I go to the registration page myself I do not see it.
    I also tried deleting these “user” with a bulk delete but it states that the size is too large to delete.
    This has been extremely frustrating and I really hope that someone can point me in the right direction.

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    Henry Wright


    It could be that a spam bot has got hold of your register page’s URL – Try going to the WP admin dashboard and change the slug of the register page to something different i.e. – That might buy you time whilst you’re figuring out the problems you mention above.

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    Renato Alves


    I didn’t know there was a limit in the bulk delete. Is it right to have such a limit @henrywright?

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    Henry Wright


    @espellcaste I’m not sure but I doubt BuddyPress or WP will enforce a limit like that.

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    Have you tried the WangGuard plugin? It’s supposed to be good stopping spam registrations.

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