Magic. We have 5 pages of 'new members'... all spambots... but none have managed to get through to post or to 'activate' themselves. I've seen a mod that cleans out 'members' with zero posts so we can run that occasionally to empty the lists. I think (for now) we're sorted.
Ok... totally strengthened some of the existing spambot measures while waiting. For example Project Honeypot (via Bad Behaviour) is running at a higher level than previously and the Captcha requirements are set to maximum. Might add in a'human verification' tab yet. We'll see. On with the motley!!
I've got a sentimental attatchment to the place obviously... but it's really sheer bloody mindedness that's kept it open for so long. And in all honesty if *I* can't be bothered to turn up here for months at a time I can hardly blame anyone else for going elsewhere!
Given that I have leanr the hard way to use a throw away email account for contact from here, I'd hate to see some poor honest bugger get attacked by bots as I was in the past. The current small crop of posters all appear to have been savvy enough to do the same
What country are you referring to? Is it the one owned by the yanks? CC/Amatil? They bought out a good Oz company to make a buck, so let the yanks get them out of trouble. Where do you think that the profits were going to?