Hello there, we suggest you consolidate all of these points into a single email so they can be tracked properly. Thanks.
Specifically with moderator post approvals, this is not in the core functionality. It would be a custom plugin.
@Albus Get an api key from honeypot. I've had 0 registrations since enabling it.
@a_5mith With Project Honeypot and Recaptcha both working on registrations, there shouldn't bee too much of an inconvenience to the user, though it doesn't seem like both would be necessary. I've been looking into Project Honeypot since you suggested it, and it seems promising. Might not keep spammy users away, but at the least it should prevent the bots. Thanks for the tip!
@Albus It keeps away known spammers, but not those targeting just your site for the sake of being annoying. But that's probably where someone builds the hellban plugin.
warn: [plugins/spam-be-gone] Wrong Captcha warn: [plugins/spam-be-gone] wjrezbvletaj | [email protected] was detected as spammer and was denied registration. warn: [plugins/spam-be-gone] Wrong Captcha warn: [plugins/spam-be-gone] wjrezbvletaj | [email protected] was detected as spammer and was denied registration.
@a_5mith is there a hellban plugin yet?
If not seems simple enough to create once user permissions progress a bit.
I've enabled email verification through the admin panel - though I haven't verified if users can post without verification or not. I'll give ti a quick test.
In the mean time:
Admin > General Settings > User >"Require Email Confirmation"
I cannot find that option. Early adopter of 0.4.3 . I see " Allow local log in " though.
I have it installed. But friends complained that they were not able to register. So had to put it down. No way to delete bots as a whole as well. Q & A would have helped, I guess. Now clicking rows of bots one by one and deleting them.
@meetdilip Not sure when this option was added, might be after 0.4.3 stable.
Yep, it too am waiting for 0.5. Hope whoever is behind this bot attack will help us build a good antispam system.
@a_5mith Thanks for such a thorough answer, and the advice. This even answered a question I had earlier today as well.