So the mentioned MOD for prevention of posting URLs in phpBB2+ has now been deployed in the tag2find forum for one week. What can I say? ZERO SPAM postings within this period. I had hoped it would reduce it a little bit, I didn’t expect it to eliminate the SPAM problem at all. I just hope it is not preventing “ordinary” users from posting.
Next step in this experiment will be to disable the CAPTCHA image for anonymous posting, just keep it for signing up. I am really looking forward how this works out. The CAPTCHA has kept a lot of posters from posting, so I’d be very happy if I can disable it for posting.