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As of now I've had a total of 53 emails requesting membership, all of them from spammers. That's not bad considering I was getting from 40 to 60 new users per day before. Deleting an email is a lot easier than removing users and their posts.
On the new form I ask that new users provide a brief reason for why they want to join the X forums. Some of the reasons given are downright funny, for example "i am a girl", or "for internet marketing purposes" or "To become a member". LOL.
Some of them just paste their spam string as their reason... makes me think some of them may be bots, and if that's true then how are they getting past reCaptcha? I guess they probably are not bots.
So far it looks like the new registration system is a success, and I'm getting some ideas for improvements.
For those who have legitimate reasons for wanting to join I hope this does not discourage you from requesting membership.