I am considering installation of the anti-splog plugin, and wondering if it will work well with the "TTC User Registration Bot Detector" - or if it would just be redundant.
I am also wondering what happens if I let my wpmudev subscription expire, will the other functions of the anti-splog plugin still function? And will ti cause any other problems with it's other functions?
I am also wondering if there is a way to htaccess ban these freaking bots! (or if there is another method to keep them from pinging my server and making database requests!)
One of my MU installs has been on "no signups for the past two years, today I opened up registration for 10 minutes to test the supporter plugin, and wham, I got three signups.
I was hoping that the supporter plugin would stop the signups, by forcing someone to pay before they could register, but I guess it's not really made that way..
Is there any way to stop these bots from hitting the server and making requests? I am starting to fiddle with the TTC Reg Bot plugin to see if it works, and if I can get a decent list to ban through htaccess or something - that should help cut back on my server load right?