Topic: Discard registrations with double names to block spammers
I use a modified version of PunBB as my central registration system. I have an increasing problem with spammers signing up.
Spammers (almost) always sign up using the same "name" in my custom firstname and surname fields. It should be easy to check for that and discard those registrations, even without letting whoever's trying to register know that it didn't go through.
Any suggestions how to do that?
Any other suggestions how to block this type of spammer? Would more required custom sign-up fields make any difference?
I've already added a math captcha...
I'm not a real php programmer. I copy/paste php code and know some basics. I'm getting better at it, but can't write scripts from scratch. Any suggestions are very much appreciated!