[quote name='ajeeshtalex' timestamp='1326988234' post='39626']
I started my community 3 days ago and I got 12 registered members till now. but all are spammers and they all don't have any relation with my forum content and they are posting scraps in my forum.
Are they bots or real?
mine is phpbb forum and captcha is enabled and email validation also required.
How can I prevent them from registering in my forum?
please guide me
It's hard to be sure, but they're probably bots. Anyway, it doesn't really matter - the point is that you need to remove them.
1. Be sure to ban these users, including their IP addresses and email addresses
2. Make sure that visitors cannot post on your website. (They should have to create an account.)
3. Use CAPTCHA or image verification to weed out the bots.
4. If possible, make new users' posts have to be moderated before appearing to the public.