I hope you won't mind me asking for some forum advice please?
I have a website with a forum which was only launched 6 weeks ago but I am having a lot of trouble with spam messages, which i guess was to be expected. The site has nothing to do with IM.
I have changed the registration process now to allow admin to activate any new users which has helped not having the spam posted, but I am still getting around 30 - 40 registrations a day mostly from Russia. I am deleting these one by one which is time consuming, but does anyone know how I can block these or block Russia in general please? I have managed to block all Russian based email addresses, but of course, they are now using Gmail accounts.
Any technical advice would be good please and also does anyone else have problems like this with their own forums?
I think there is probably not a lot I can do and as the forum is new, there isn't enough users yet to have moderators monitoring the posts.
Many thanks in advance.