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Many people outhere are sometimes flooded by registrations.
But wake up....those aren't any real persons but simple said...its a "bot".
Realise that bots can register in anything that has a Registration form.
Once a bot has the proper pattern.
A simple stop would be it to add a profile field and set it as required, as bots wont know about this field and hence they wont be able to register with a registration string.
However its not fool proof cause a spammer can visit your site look at the registration form and figure out what fields are needed.

Read on.... 

Let me explain a bit...a form is a bunch of fields.
Once these fields are learned, they can be programmed into a bot which seeks out the fields to fill in and submit the form.
Captcha works as well.
Adds a field to forms with a math question.
However even that can be tackled with brute force from a bot that continues to post registration until it finally hits the proper math answer.
Text image works also making it harder for a bot to calculate whats necessary to get past registration.
Using both methods make it that much harder but again, not 100% fool proof.

But more simpler...if you run a site with an easy registration like big sites have then your ass belongs to the spammer.
On my site almost anybody can register but i decide if your accepted or not.
I recognized them one by one and trashed / denied the registrations i didnt trust......real or not.
Most bogus accounts comes from russia , germany, hungary , and romania.
That doesnt mean thats all,cause other sites may have noticed different countries.

Still phpnuke has a few flaws when it comes to ban SPAM and we will be discussing this in the new created anti spam forum HERE.
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Spam warnings forum 

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