I have been waching bees_love - The account has been deactivated. bees-love is welcome to contact forum admin if desired.
We get between 5 and 100 applications to join the forum each day. As the 'captcha' thing doesn't work reliably, the applications are gone through by a human. (Me mostly). Most applications (>90%) are clearly rubbish and generated by bots and can easily be discarded. Many of these come from a .ru location believe it or not. For the remainder, there's a forum tool to see where the application came from and also some applicants are emailed to see if they are genuine. Some reply; those that don't are not accepted. Some are clearly OK. If 'BeekeeperDave' has a BT email address with a name of Dave Smith and the application was from the UK at 11 in the morning, its fairly likely to be genuine. An application from SandraH with an email address of [email protected]@gmail.com from Russia at 3 in the morning is unlikely to be.