I'm a mod at another forum. We did a few things to combat spam that turned out to be pretty effective.
New forum users were placed on a "new user" queue. I created a greasemonkey script for the mods that would display a red circle next to users in the queue who had been flagged for spamming by stopforumspam
. You just ban all of those users immediately. I also included a link to quickly look up the geolocation of the user. We quickly learned that anything coming from China or Russia was a spammer, though YMMC on this site.
For any users that made it through these checks, we made it so that their posts would have to be approved by a moderator before being made publicly available. If the first post looks reasonable, then allow them to post
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