More PHPBB Member Linkspam

The PHPBB board that I maintain recently picked up a new user account: Analina. The user signed up with the email analina@gmail.com. The user left a link to visualpicz.com, which redirects to a page full of prescription drug links.

At first I thought it was someone who signed up manually, but I think this was automated, and it bypassed my basic bot preventer. The reason I think it was automated is because if you do a Google search on “analina phpbb” you get over 37,000 results! I guess I need to improve my bot prevention scheme.

So I’d advise PHPBB admins to delete that user and ban that gmail email address. It would also help if all PHPBB board would tell search engine spider to not index the memberlist and user pages, which would render spammer links useless.