To stop the on-slot of spam, we upgraded our forum to the latest release: 3.0.9.
We did a complete full package upgrade, so that any template changes on the old system would be removed. We did the upgrade, which went fine and replaced all the file with the ones provided during the upgrade. But, to make sure that we removed any possible code corruptions, we did a complete full package flush. This was done by uploading the full phpbb package to a new directory, then renaming the old forum directory to forum-backup and then renaming the new directory to the old directory name. Everything looks and run great.
To limit the amount of spam, we also implemented the "New Member Post Limit" and input "5" so that any new members first five post have to be moderated.
However, new accounts, these accounts just created the same day, are still able to post new topic/post without going to the moderation queue. I'm confused as to why they are not going into the moderation queue.
Is there something we have missed? We also made the Newly Registered Users Group the default group.
What else do we need to look into to get this feature working?