Something which I found really helped with my own forum is the addition of a custom field when registering. Just adding a question as simple as "Are you human?" is enough to stop just about all automated spam-bots... The key is.. it needs to be unique.

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Comment by Jim Werbaneth on September 4, 2009 at 10:35am
ConSpamWorld?
Comment by Tony on September 4, 2009 at 10:34am
Spammers are getting sophisticated.
I just tried to register using bogus email addr.
Looks like you have unlimited attempts at the "image verification" box.

So a spammer can probably write a script that enters: random alpha-number code..or..goes through a sequence of alpha-numbers untill it hits.
(not a programmer so not sure exactly how to do it)

Either way, we need a better captcha box
or a "Type a short message on why you want to join CSWS" box, similar to some Yahoo! Groups.
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on August 15, 2009 at 6:15pm
Here's an idea. How about the next time we get spam pollution, why don't we all send the guilty party an invitation to be friends?
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on August 15, 2009 at 9:11am
What if the spammer replies "i will tall later?"
Comment by Ben Smith on August 15, 2009 at 1:21am
Exactly, and it's a 30 minute coding job if you have some programming experience.
Comment by Tony on August 15, 2009 at 1:14am
Something like "This website is called _______World" ?

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