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I want to allow readers of my WordPress-driven sites who comment frequently the ability to sign up and have their own account on the site. However the ratio of actual readers versus spam scripts using the sign-up form is something like 1:100.

Is there a reasonable solution for preventing these bogus accounts from being created while still allowing reader sign-ups? Last I looked, I couldn't find anything for account creation like what spam-prevention measures are available for comments.

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Sabre is great plugin, it allows me to block dozens of spam user registration per week.

It has also many useful features to control the style and captcha's complexity.

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I just installed Sabre. Thanks Drake. –  James Aug 12 '10 at 17:16
    
Installed and configured. We'll see how it goes, but this is exactly what I hoped to find. Thanks! –  Trevor Bramble Aug 12 '10 at 17:34
    
I'd never heard of this, looks awesome. +1 from me. –  Shellbot Aug 17 '10 at 11:00

I know of some sites using TruBar successfully.

Is OpenID not also an option? I doubt the robots will know how to register for that?

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Is there a WordPress plugin to graft OpenID onto WordPress? –  dthorpe Aug 17 '10 at 0:40
    
Yes, there is: wordpress.org/extend/plugins/openid –  dthorpe Aug 17 '10 at 0:41
    
However, this plugin doesn't appear to prohibit local user accounts, it merely augments the local accounts. –  dthorpe Aug 17 '10 at 0:45

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