It would be really good not to come home to more than 500 notifications for new topics on the public board, all of which are spam! This is a problem that seems to happen every few weeks.
I appreciate that the spammers are the bad guys here, and feel a little guilty for having a moan. However, if all of the moderators opted to be notified when a new topic is created, as I am, surely a spam attack would be easy to spot? This, I assume, would allow the accounts used by the spammers to be swiftly deleted.
Can something be done to prevent bots from registering as new members of the forum?
Can something be done to spot 100 new topics per hour from a new user with a crazy-sounding username? My credit card company stops my card if I make 10 purchases in a day!
Tahir - thanks for responding swiftly to my email. I'm curious - did you know this had been going on all afternoon, or was it my email which alerted you? Things seemed to have calmed down now, so thanks for pulling the plug!!! :-)