Additional spam control
Would be better if they put report Topic & report reply to report it fast!! and prevent spam
I have already personally suggested some Drupal Modules to Bryjolf, just a few days ago, in fact. Drupal is the sitebulding tool SOD uses to host its forums. I suggested the use of the Spamicide and LoginTobbogin modules, which, according to a forum maintainer, managed to eliminate all but the most determined of spammers.
The following is taken from my post and Brynjolf's subsequent reply:
I have found a Drupal-based mod for eliminating some spambots by autobanning IPs that have been associated with spambot creation and operation. Please look into this. Any time the mods are offline, it becomes open season for the spammers. Whatever your latest patch was, clearly it has not worked.
Please, please read this, and maybe pass it on to the forum programming teams. There has got to be a Drupal module out there somewhere to stop this, because clearly Captcha is not working in the least.
Of particular interest is the Spamicide module, which adds a field to registration that normal users can't see, but that spambots will inadvertantly fill out. When a spambot fills it out, their application is rejected.
Also, the LoginToboggan module, which modifies user registration so that users can both set a password and be required to verify their email at the same time.
Thanks for this NightmareRebuff. But it looks like we took care of all the spammers so far! Thanks for sending this along and we will keep in mind for the future.
Whatever fix was made, it clearly has not worked for long.