[Solved] Getting spammed to death since the latest update
Here's a screencast of my life right now: https://cl.ly/d78c84f1ff21
This happened once this morning with about 50 posts, and again just a little while ago with close to 100 posts. The only changes that were made since this started happening is the upgrades to 1.6.3 and 1.6.4.
No other changes have been made to any settings since the updates. Here's a screenshot of the spam settings as they've been for many months now: https://cl.ly/a9cf049664ea
I don't know how they are getting in, but they are somehow bypassing the spam control and posting many posts without any moderation.
The value of the "Posts must be manually approved" option should be set "Yes". In your case, it's disabled thus the posts were passed spam control.
Nice catch! I know I had that on before though, since I'm always moderating posts from new users. Not sure how it got changed but I'll see how it goes. Thank you.