rphMedia wrote:but now all of a sudden, they're coming in hordes.
They probably hadn't 'found' you until recently. Once they find a site you then seem to be on their list of places to try.
rphMedia wrote:They all seem to have the same M.O. - they input some country in the website field ?? Actually, various profile fields have entries ?
Absolutely. They're often listed as being in the US, They often have their timezone as -12GMT (it's the first one on the drop list) and if there's a field for occupation they usually have something like accountancy.
rphMedia wrote:And some of the email addresses don't seem to be valid either. How can they be being activated?
They don't know what activation method you're running. You'd be surprised how many just let people straight in, so they don't need a valid address. If it's admin activation, some people will just turn on accounts without checking the IP. So even without the hassle of having to create a valid address they can still access a decent percentage of boards.