I know many hundreds of you have registered here as users.
Alas, so have the spammers. I am currently under user registration spam attack: today and last night, a new fake user registers every few seconds, I no have thousands of new fake users.
Alas, I have to, unfortunately, disable user registration.
That may or may not disable comments. A thousand apologies if it does, but I seem to have no other option. Either I sit here while I receive thousands of fake user registrations a day or I disable registering.
These spam users have domains advertising things and often, addresses ending in .pl, .ro and .ru (Poland, Romania and Russia, I fear your real users will be the losers here). No idea why they register because they then cannot do anything.
Also, I may also have to disable the emails that are being sent out. Right now for every legitimate user, ten emails are sent by my blog to these fake spammers. I do not have two hours a day to weed through the registrations: it is easy enough but takes time.
Anyone with any ideas, let me know. Yes I have tried various plugins but these do not work and are dangerous: one bad command, one wrong line of code in a plugin will kill your entire WordPress.com blog.