Stopping spam bots from registering?


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I've recently noticed over the past week now, spam bots have been trying to register to my forums. It directly sends them to the user approval/rejection list but it's still a hassle because it's roughly 10-15 at once. I added questions and reCAPTCHA to my registration, and they're managing to still attempt to register.

They're generally like this:
User: cyrilbechjhzl (

Any way I can prevent this from happening? Also, my "user approval" feature is off but normal users sometimes have to be approved by staff. Why is this?

Thanks for the help!