Hi all, this might be either an easy one to solve or a very tricky one. I have the forum module installed on couple of websites and in the last few weeks they've been literally flooded by spam. The re-captcha module is installed correctly and works fine with the validation so don't really know what to do!
We've tried a few automated things here (honey pots) and all to no luck. I think the next step (apart from people wanting to drop this and move to Stack Overflow) is we moderate the users first post which would prevent spam getting through but also increase the workload on moderators.
Another thing at the top of the list for forum is email validation (member profiles was going to be used for the registration)
Btw: what would be the reason that deleted spams still pop up in forum searches? Try searching for 'kitchen' just for the fun of it :) Is some kind of custom search used for these forums? Could the index be cleaned up?