Eyo, from my experience most members who join are actually spam bots. Admins can tell if genuine or spam bots. I leave the rest for the admin to answer.
yeah i know .... we had some big problems in another forum with these wanker spammers
but surely there must be a better way to handle to potentially participant users
i mean how does the selection process work? and how long does one have to wait before being "approved" ?
From what i seen here is that a new member gets approved after admin checks things "what they check for i cant disclose"
All new members need to be validated by admin first after registration. Because had it been fully automatic one can only imagine the mess spam bots can do yipes.
I took a couple of days to get approved, i think its same for most new members here. Can be done right away if admin notices right away.
All new genuine members get approved spam bots are darn easy to spot and most likely get deleted.