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#1
Upgraded from 1.6 to 1.8. Hopefully this will iron out some of the persistent spamming problems.
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#2
(08-15-2017, 09:19 PM)robag Wrote: Upgraded from 1.6 to 1.8. Hopefully this will iron out some of the persistent spamming problems.

New spams today. Have you tried to change the default "security questions" ?
Quote:To configure the Security Questions, go to
Code:
Admin CP > Configuration > Security Questions
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When registering, the visitor is given one random question, and the ability to “Refresh” and get a new question. For this reason, it’s important to make sure that all of your questions are high-quality and hard for an automated system to figure out the answer to. For example, the default “What does 2 + 2 equal?” question is not hard because most automated systems have figured out how to solve math problems. Ideally, questions should be something that only someone who has knowledge in the subject matter of your community would know. For a tech forum, this might mean a question like “What is the SKU designator for an Intel Mobile CPU?” The answer to this would be “M” or “m.”
After adding several questions, monitor the Correct/Incorrect rate of each question. An Incorrect rate that is disproportionately high compared to the Correct rate might indicate that the question is too difficult and preventing legitimate users from registering.

https://docs.mybb.com/1.8/administration/spam/
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#3
Thanks, I was looking for the security questions option and couldn't find it. Have just added a few more questions.
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