Lawrence, thanks for the tips! Yeah, I already check the birthday listings. Registrations number 200-300 a day. However, most of those must be "bots". I check the inactive list once a day, can tell most are spam, and blast them. I don't think I've ever gotten a complaint. The genuine registrations usually click the verification link right away.
I kind of play the rest of the spam fight close to the vest, but I've gotten used to styles and can week them out. The moderation of new users helps. It's the users who register, verify, and never post with the back-link signatures I'm going after, plus those that my moderators disapprove right away (they post, but never get on the board).
To all: I'm going to postpone this until October, when things are slower for me. I plan on making a few tweaks then. But until then, I appreciate all those who posted to get their "1", those that checked in, and the tips and advice. Thanks!
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