Moderation bypassed by spammers
Moderation is not working correctly. A spammer registers manually, posts a new topic and THAT topic gets under moderation (as he is considered a "new user" for the first post), but right afterwards posts many new topics in succession (before his first post even gets moderated), and those new topics are NOT under moderation but instead automatically get approved. This is very bad.
Am I missing something, or is this a bug?
Same thing has been happening to me for quite awhile now. I have it set to 2 posts under moderation, but often they post their 2, which go into moderation, but then they keep posting and anything after the first 2 messages go live for all to see.
I haven't experienced anything as such. May be because my website is very new. However, I want to add this is really serious issue and needs to be fixed soon.
Thanks for confirming, I'm not alone then.
This essentially makes moderation pointless, it seems rapid-fire spammers figured this out already as it is getting more and more frequent.
We'll check and back to you asap.
Also, try to set the new user control until 5. And enable Akismet.