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  • solomani
    Participant

    @solomani

    Hi all,

    Looking for a way to stop spam user regestrations. By default the users are “spectators” so the spam users cant do anything but is there a way to stop them outright?

    I enabled reCAPTCHA for bbPress but, unless I am doing something wrong, it doesn’t seem to stop the regestrations (in fact not sure its working).

    Thanks.

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  • Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    I’m not sure what you mean by a ‘spam registration’ – when a user registers, how could the system know whether they were a genuine user or a spam one ??


    solomani
    Participant

    @solomani

    I know they are not real users because I get 50 to 100 in one go. Its just automated spam users. They cant spam because I lock down the user access to the forums to very specific users but it still fills up my user-list. This is after Akismet/Jetpack has filtered out hundreds already.

    If Captcha worked or if I had a “challenge question” I guarantee these would not get passed. So I wondered if I can set them up for user registration somehow?

    Edit: Actually I activated two-factor authentication via Jetpack and that seems to have stopped the fake registrations. Though its a bit heavy handed.


    Robin W
    Moderator

    @robin-w

    This might do it

    bbPress No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA

    not tested, so let me know


    solomani
    Participant

    @solomani

    Great, thank you. Getting a different error now, but will work through that – “ERROR for site owner: Invalid key type”.

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