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I am getting a lot of spam registrations from spam bots. I have additional registration field for user location. This specific spam bot uses different user names, emails and IPs but same text for the registration field I have added. Is it possible to filter the user registration by this registration field? I just want to block registration if a specific text is used in the additional registration field. Any programmers help is highly appreciated.
Q2A version: 1.8.6
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I have installed this. But I dont see any options for it under plugins; Do I need to do anything other than placing the files in the  plugins folder and enabling it? Do I need to create honeypot questions/fields?
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The plugin doesn't have any options. Just install and enable it. No need to do anything else.
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It also happened with me, I've completely changed the register page url to to stop spam registration
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Can you tell how yo do it?

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In addition to the Honeypot plugin that was suggested in gold-developer's comment, you can also try:

https://github.com/pupi1985/q2a-kk-abc: this is just a fork I'm maintaining that provides a captcha that seems to be harder for bots to bypass than reCapatcha

https://www.question2answer.org/qa/98717: this plugin will do some checks on the IP address and email of the registering user against SPAM bot databases and reject the registration.

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