Because of a dramatic increase in human forum spammers, or "link builders" as they call themselves, during the late night and early morning hours, all new members of Cyburbia will be approved manually by Cyburbia staff. Manual approval of new members will continue until the ratio of spammers to legitimate new members returns to a reasonable level.

New members from the following countries will always be approved manually. This is because new members comprise a high ratio of spammers to legitimate users.
  • Armenia AM
  • Azerbaijan AZ
  • Bangladesh BD
  • Bosnia BA
  • Bulgaria BG
  • Estonia EE
  • Georgia GE
  • Greece GR
  • India IN (the largest source of human forum spammers, but still some legitimate traffic, and a large English-speaking population)
  • Indonesia ID
  • Israel IL
  • Kazakhstan KZ
  • Latvia LV
  • Lithuania LT
  • Macedonia MK
  • Morocco MA
  • Nigeria NG
  • Palestine PS
  • Poland PL (may add to the list of countries that are blocked entirely)
  • Portugal PT
  • Romania RO
  • Slovakia SK
  • Slovenia SI
  • Spain ES
  • Sri Lanka LK
  • Thailand TH
  • Turkey TR
  • Turkmenistan TM
  • Uzbekistan UZ

The following countries are blocked from Cyburbia. Most traffic to Cyburbia from those consists of spammers, hacking attempts, content scraping, bots, and/or aggressive search engine spiders. Blocking these countries is the main reason why the count of visitors online has dropped in recent weeks.
  • Belarus BY
  • China CN (some legit traffic, but too many spammers, scrapers, bots, robots.txt-ignoring spiders, and other malicious traffic to justify it)
  • Moldova MD
  • Pakistan PK
  • Philippines PH
  • Russia RU
  • Ukraine UA
  • Vietnam VN