Matty wrote:I wonder why so many now. Never been a problem before.
Maybe the bots have just found the forum, maybe they weren't 'bots', maybe the captcha system GoN is using has been cracked now?
I've ran (quite small) forums before and sometimes you won't get bots for weeks, or months then out of the blue you get dozens of them flood in, then nothing for weeks / back to "normal" flow of bots, being a few per day. Some make several accounts then and don't touch them for a few weeks then come back and start spamming. Public boards will always have this issue, and (pretty much) no captcha's are going to stop them, some can be exploited / bypassed, others can't, sometimes these 'bots' are people being paid.