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Hey, I just installed an update to the board software, so if you can't read this, let me know. If you can read it, leave me the hell alone.

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YOUR LANGUAGE IS STRANGE AND FOREIGN TO ME

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Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:48 pm
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I LIKED THE OLD BOARD BETTER

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Did you put the spam filter back in place, because some is beginning to pop up.


Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:24 pm
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Some spam is being blocked, some is getting through. I knew something had to happen, because the process went way too smoothly last night.

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Who wants to start a chunkstyle suicide watch?

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chunkstyle wrote:
Who wants to start a chunkstyle suicide watch?

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CHUNK YOU CAN FIGHT IT! YOU HAVE YOUR FRIENDS BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY


Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:09 pm
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I don't know a whole lot about managing the backend of boards like this one, but I am willing to lend a hand in any way. I'm sure that there are others who would make good secondary mods to ease you pain.

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I did it years ago, as long as you're not making changes to the software that runs it (in this case MySQL and phpBB) it's not terrible. Otherwise it SUCKS!


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I did a lot with phpBB2 back in the day, but man I remember looking over phpBB3 and it was pretty different. Probably nothing major though.

What needs help?

Is there image verification and such for registering thesedays? Maybe that'd help with the bots/spam, but I dunno.

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Indeed, I think that the modification somehow altered the forum's protections against spams. There's a f**king load of them in the General Board.

Is there still the captcha ? (or whatever it is called...)

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Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:26 am
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phpbb3 is radically different from phpbb2 under the hood.

The issue was, I had installed some mods a while back that were doing a really good job of either blocking or at least hiding spam posts. When I updated the board software, some of the mods stopped working. Well, it stopped working consistently, which is the ridiculous part. If it just stopped completely, that would be way easier. I think I have it figured out though.

Also, we do have a captcha in place, but it's not an image thing. That somehow got disabled too. I managed to get that back in place, once I realized that, and that's actually cut down on a lot. Yesterday, it was a tidal wave of spam, and I spent most of the day just deleting stuff while I researched the weirdness.

So yes, if there are any new posts from people you don't recognize talking about sex with women, you can probably just skip those. If you see posts from people you do recognize talking about sex with each other at MAGFest, that's normal.

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Well I guess for now hopefully it just hits the General Board if anything and doesn't wash over to the other forums, lol... good luck.

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Yeah - tends to hit the first forum in the list I guess. These robots are busy!

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