i have a third party chat plugin on the forum , but due the fact that unconfirmed users ( can still use the chat it lead to heavy spam on it as the chat count them as registred). baning ip or users don't work , they can creat multiple accounts right away and keep the spam going with the help of VPS.
i have few ideas to fight this but i don't think they are ideal . so i would like to hear some suggestions that top mine and are more pratice that , im fine with not allowing unconfirmed users to have any features all until they at until they confirm the account and forum and chat will load for them
third party chat is : http://bit.ly/1BCB2HI