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Bubba
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Re: New user registrations

Post by Bubba » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:40 pm

Also glad to help.

On one of the boards I used to run we had a similar problem with opening registration. We added one question to the form, something beyond simple, I believe the question even had the answer, and had it be an open ended field. EVERY bot filled that field with either a "city name", "yes", or "no".

For example "Where is the University of Massachusetts flagship located (city)?"
answer "Amherst".

The moderators of the board could quickly delete bot-users and promote the real people with a quick look. We also allowed new users one post before being moderated, this allowed for a quick one off response, but not too much potential for SPAM. (I don't think that would be wise here.)

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MJatUM
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Re: New user registrations

Post by MJatUM » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:49 pm

^ Ah hitting them with the old trick questions huh 8)
Bubba wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:40 pm

For example "Where is the University of Massachusetts flagship located (city)?"
answer "Amherst".

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