Over the past two days I have been killing off an incredible number of spammer registrants. On Sunday night be fore going to bed I cleared up one or two that got in during the day and when I signed in the following morning before work, there were 18 I had to kill off, then last night before bed I cleared one or two and this morning there were close to 30 of them! Many of the registrants were coming from the same IP addresses.
I have a zero tolerance policy toward spammers, if I don't like your screen name, email address, answer to "my department" or you can't add 3+1 you are banished to spammer hell and your IP address is banned and any messages you have in the moderator's queue are deleted unread. Unfortunately, they just find another address and the process starts all over. I've identified some trends of range numbers of IP addresses where these spammer registrants are coming from but unfortunately we can't block them from getting trough in the first place.
Spammer Slayer Extrordinaire
Guarding the door to the firehouse, keeping the spammers out.
Thousands of spammers "slain" since May 2010