Originally Posted by tigrrr
I recently had a blast of spammers and i'm not sure if i dealt with it the proper way. I ended up ip banning all countries except the ones i want my site to show up. Do you guy think i made a mistake by doing so?
What forum software are you running?
Some countries are known for spamming forums and using bot's to auto-register and post on forums but you can just ban there IP and not the country. If you notice the same email extension that keeps spamming the forum, ban that email extension besides the IP. There can still be quality posters from that one country. If you keep banning countries, your traffic will not get that large since half the world will eventually be blocked from your forum.
Some forum softwares, have some plugins that will help kill some of these spammers besides you taking other pre-cautions.
FYI, i'm going to move your post into the forum management section. This is a good topic to discuss with other forum admin's and moderators.