As can be seen from the latest spam thread, I think that banning the member is a short term, but ultimately futile, response. They just re-apply as a new member. You may have some success blocking that IP address.
I am admin responsible for new member accounts on the largest global slot car forum and we use a "question and answer" challenge for new member applications. Over night that cut out the hundreds of spambot registrations every day, so we now have a few persistent spammers that bother to google the answer to the question and I can reject them after using a couple of useful free tools on the net which show their location and whether they have been reported for spamming before.
For this site, something simple but car-related would probably be fine, it can even have multiple acceptable answers, so "name a British car maker of the 60s".
Of course, that's if this particular Bulletin Board software has those features, but I imagine it will be available somewhere in the workings.
Post by gettinolderdaily on Oct 18, 2020 23:46:31 GMT 1
Hi all as one who does not understand any of that I just thank all you lot that do and can police these robot attacks sometimes I have posted and then seen a comment that we've been spammed and thought they were referring to me but probably I was incorrect sorry old I have also found that I you deliberately try to say something badly ,mispelfor instance comically the auto spellcheck corrects what you put and makes it look nonsense regs phil