Preventing Spam Accounts
As anyone who's watched the recent changes have seen, we're gaining an ever growing collection of spam accounts. So far, I have been blocking the ones that cause problems; and thanks to many - the spam they cause is caught pretty early.
However, I'm starting to think this isn't enough. So far I've come across several solutions:-
1. Using an extension such as ConfirmAccount to require approval before an account is created(potentially by me or by anyone who regularly edit the wiki). Then deleting all accounts that have yet to make an edit on the wiki.
2. Using another extension that will autoblock anything that links to external websites outside what is allowed.
I am inclined to do (1), given it's pretty easy for people to show they actually play SMT:Imagine (or as a last resort, can pm me on Atlus forums). Number (2) doesn't feel as good, how do you define external websites allowed?
Any thoughts, opinions or ideas?
Sesshou 17:30, 31 January 2013 (EST)