Thanks John, lots of great info there. The registration justification is interesting. I also used anti-spam fields, but usually "are you a spammer" thinking the scripts wouldn't fill it and get bounced (the stupidest ones anyways). I have never looked to see what they were filling it with, that is very interesting.
One problem we're having now (without any registration protections) is stupid bots that think they have a spammy signature (they don't recognize the error, just fire off a form) and still post garbage. No links get through, so that's a big plus, and they are obvious and easily deleted.
If I could figure out how to disable the profile options or profile submit button, I would create a feature to auto-delete any account that couldn't submit the form but did anyways (script behavior).
It sounds like captchas and questions were more effective for you. At one point we ran recaptcha, asked 3 registration questions that required looking up a value on an electronic schematic (pulled from a 100 question set), and Bad Behavior installed, and it didn't make a dent
The excellent additions/redesigning work done by Dangerousprototypes, could in my opinion, stand as a mod in it's own right.
Rather than have two mod packages in the same thread, why don't we start a new mod thread for the new additions? I will happily package it up. I would like to see DP get the credit for this mod, as it has been all his work.
I'm just happy to contribute, no credit needed. If you want me out of your hair though I can start a new thread
I probably won't package it myself though.
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