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 #257244  by edirt
 Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:06 am
i guess the moderators are still celebrating the holidays!
you need to get this spam off this site!
make me a moderator and i will be happy to
remove it for you!
 #257252  by DINK
 Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:01 am
It's been an ongoing battle for a couple weeks now.
 #257369  by ElbowGrease
 Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:07 pm
This has been an ongoing nightmare for a few weeks for all phpBB board administrators. The spammers have figured out a way to automate registrations and email confirmations whether you have a captcha or a question-answer requirement.

For the time being and the foreseeable future, all registrations will need to be activated by an Administrator. Normally this will happen within minutes of registering, but sometimes there may be a delay of several hours when nobody is minding the store.

This should at least prevent the spammers from being able to post messages.