Ok, so I'm writing a new question regarding spam "registrations" in the hope of getting feedback on whether or not Gideon or anyone else developing q2a will be finding a solution to the "INSANE" amount of spam new user registrations. I have been running two q2a installs and have been comparing them to vanilla and some others and I believe q2a is superior to the other solutions out there and I like the community on here, especially Towhid and his helping me last year. HOWEVER, the spam registrations is totally out of control now. I realize there is a "social plugin" which can bypass default registration and perhaps solve the problem. My problem is, we don't want to do social sign up. I'm at a fork in the road now and must decide within the next couple of weeks whether or not to abandon q2a over this issue.
So my question is, will spam registrations be addressed anytime in the near future in core q2a? If not, its worth it to me to use an inferior solution just to keep from having to deal with the huge volume of spam registrations. I have tried recaptcha and several other plugins to no avail.
Q2A is totally rad! I believe that. I also believe Gideon is a studly manchild for building this awesome software! But we gotta get a handle on these spam registrations now. Oh yeah, how is the question2answer.org install avoiding spam registrations? Custom development? Bring it on I'll pay you to hack something that solves this problem.
Let's hear your feedback and solutions... If the social sign in is the only solution, let's see some screenshots or some demos of how it looks and feels.... :))