We seem to be experiencing an uptick in spam lately as follows:
- a new user account is created
- said account posts on old threads, with somewhat-relevant technical content that isn’t obvious spam at first glance
- at the end (or in the middle of the post) is a link to something completely unrelated to the question (or the content they are posting) that is obviously spam, such as links to bitcoin trading, porn, or other links.
I’m evaluating a couple of ways to address this, but it seem like preventing bot signups could be one way to nip this in the bud.
Is there a way to pre-set a confirmation checkbox User Field:
to be checked, so i can do something like this:
other suggestions to prevent spam signups (we have
auto silence fast typers on first post set to
true, but it is not helping as much as we’d like)