I have a brilliant idea..how about members who want to register instead of signing up by themselves and post immediately will have to wait 1-2 days for the Ukmkx administration team to check/verify their profiles before they can start posting? Like making sure their username doesn’t resemble that of a bot and In between that wait time the new user will answer a short survey just asking them what they want from ukmix or why they want to join
you can even make them fill up (open answer) the survey during the pre-signup as a requirement to submit their request to signup to the forum
I don’t think bots would take the time to answer complete sentences and pick good usernames
I was thinking that maybe newcomers could also email the administration team first expressing their interest I signing up and then having a secret link to a signup page but maybe that’s a little too advanced for ukmkx?
or even the administration manually signing them up but that would be a lot of work plus a mess since it’s best for the user to pick his/her username and make sure it’s available etc