I am completely pissed off with having to delete anything between 10 and 30 new members everyday. It seems the latest Search Engine Optimisation technique is to spam forums with new members including a link to your site in the profile. The majority of sites are porn related.
Some are video editing related. But come on, those members that register and get a free link, don't the forums deserve something in return?
I may have to resort to vetting every single member before the sign up. This would mean typically a member will have to wait anything upto 12 hours before they can post. Seeing as the grand majority of members post once then bugger off, it will almost invariably mean the death of the forums, so I don't want to resort to that.
If anyone as any suggestions, please let me know. Until then, I have to spend my time deleting users rather than answering posts. If anyone has any PHP knowledge, they may be able to show me how to delete the user website function. But again, why should I ban people from posting their URL.
If anyone's curious, go to the Memberlist and arrange the members in descending date of joining order.
A bitter Site Owner.