(2016.08.18, 07.09)Atashi Wrote: I have implemented a couple plugins that will hopefully help.
Some testing is required but one plugin to maybe catch potential spam/bots at registration, and a second plugin that limits new members' posting so their first 3 posts have to be moderated and they can only post 1 at a time.
If it works as intended then instead of a spammer signing up and flooding the board with spam, there'd be a maximum of one spam post which wouldn't be live until a moderator approves it.
This appears to be working. New members' posts go into the moderation queue awaiting approval, rather than posting directly to the board.
I've deleted a handful of spam posts from the queue and banished the accounts responsible.
The downside is as far as I can see, there's no automated alert to notify mods that there are posts in the queue, so it requires regularily checking the Mod CP for posts awaiting moderation.