In the past three days I've deleted about 80,000 spam accounts and automatically blocked the creation of nearly 1000 more already.
Only a dozen or two have slipped through, which I'm learning from and tweaking the algorithm.
I am blocking a few countries entirely which I've always been reluctant to do. But in analyzing activity to see if there has ever been any legit participation from there, there's basically zero over the past 15 years that this site has been around.
I know that there was a lot of visible spam in the form of journals and comments, but that was actually a tiny fraction. Mostly they are just creating accounts to link their profiles to their websites or their clients' websites as these are mostly professional link-building companies.
I hope you see a major decrease in that activity.
on 2019-07-18 17:52:19
Scott Jangro is the owner of FamilyTreeCircles.com and has documented roots back to Mayflower passengers Stephen Hopkins and William Brewster. If you're wondering what he's doing when he's mysteriously absent, here's some links to other stuff he's responsible for: about.me/jangro.