Anti-Spam Countermeasures

Do to the sudden ridiculous amounts of spambots flooding the forums, I have been forced to set account activation to “by Admin” meaning that from now on once a user registers, they cannot post until an admin checks their IP for spam history. I have also adjusted our CAPTCHA settings to hopefully keep the amount of spambots to a minimum.

I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause people wishing to join our site but due to each morning having upwards of 50 spam posts on the forums to deal with, it has proven to be necessary.