I turned the user registration on early Monday…by Tuesday AM, the spammers had arrived and created dozens of users ALL of the fake.nameNNNN@freeaccountISP.com format. No user names, no first/last name, nothing about the user…just identically formatted phony names.
Since I have to approve registrations and I run Askimet to get rid of the ‘you have wonderful site…my email is (some spam ad site)’ posts, not sure what that gets them, but it fills my user list with trash. So I added reCaptcha to the registration and contacts page.
When you register, please at least fill in the first name field (I don’t care if you use an alias) that way I know I am dealing with a human instead of a registration bot.