Influx of Bots on the Forum?

CharlockCharlock REGISTERED, Tester Posts: 293 Seed
Recently, I've noticed a number of bogus users crop up, as well as a handful of posts that seem pretty absurd. Is the forum being hit hard with bots?
"I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library."

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  • ShadeeShadee REGISTERED, ADMINISTRATORS, Moderator, Developers Posts: 399 Site Admin
    Yeah, some days are worse than others. I've been tightening the spam filters enough to keep the majority of them out but not get false blocks on legitimate users. Unfortunately the ones that are coming through are registering and verifying their accounts using actual throwaway e-mail accounts, so the verification isn't stopping those particular ones. The fight goes on!
    -Dee.
  • reedooreedoo REGISTERED Posts: 151 Seed
    I noticed a new captcha 'I'm not a robot' test on another website which required me to select all the photos which had kayaks in it. Kinda odd - not sure how good that one it?
  • Re EvolutionRe Evolution REGISTERED Posts: 1,105 Seed
    Dee to the rescue, maybe with kayaks
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  • CharlockCharlock REGISTERED, Tester Posts: 293 Seed
    This is pretty decent. Not sure how well it would implement.

    https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/index.html
    "I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library."
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