Some of you may have notice the seemingly nightly registration of users with random characters in the beginning of the username and various porn addresses in the 'www' link. It turns out there are some Russian folks that are using a robot to create users on phpBB boards worldwide. The usernames have random characters in the beginning of the names so they show up at the top of the member list. In the profiles they list a porn site as their web address. This is an attempt to increase link popularity in search engines such as Google.

To combat this problem, I have installed the Visual Confirmation Mod. This mod requires users to enter a code defined by an image when registering. This will not affect any members that have already registered.