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The problem is spambots we have no images the forum is flooded. We've played around with various captcha's you really cannot win. It's either difficult to read or it's easy for bots to get by and we're banning users every hour for spam.

The single best thing that I did to avoid spambot registrations, and consequently spambot postings, when an admin on a vBulletin based forum, was to implement a single question in the registration process, one that asked a simple question, such as 2+5=7. It was added in the User Profile Field.

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The single best thing that I did to avoid spambot registrations, and consequently spambot postings, when an admin on a vBulletin based forum, was to implement a single question in the registration process, one that asked a simple question, such as 2+5=7. It was added in the User Profile Field.

Just realized it was set back to GD images I set it back to recaptcha which is much better for users and stops bots very effectively. Switched it to test something on our web server and forgot to switch it back. No wonder it was hard to read the text. Thanks for pointing it out.

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