Filter to deal with spam accounts

New accounts keep joining this forum who hide a link in their first post that leads to a gambling website. They hide it like this . ← this dot is a hidden link
A filter could easily take care of this problem.

Here is an example of one of these spam accounts.

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Maybe, maybe not. Takes extra programming that isn’t included in the support contract. We moderators try to watch things closely, sometimes we may miss one for a couple of days but we usually catch up with them.

See comment below… :upside_down_face:

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i have a website that i manually manage every member that tries to join…. but it takes work, and it’s a much smaller animal
than this

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I forgot, we do have the akismet plugin that alerts us to suspicious users and/or posts, but it’s not fool proof.