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User ImageMike Lindyn
1:30 pm Wednesday
June 27, 2007
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Hi,

I'm just sick of the porn. I will not be allowing any new people join until I get the chance to change out this message board and maybe do some more hacks to stop this type of thing.

For the record I think this really SUCKS and I hate to do this but I just don't have time to keep deleting these posts.

Sorry,
Mike
User ImageBillyJack
5:39 pm Wednesday
June 27, 2007
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I've been trying to stay on top of them, I swear! :oops:
User ImageMike Lindyn
7:01 pm Wednesday
June 27, 2007
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I know you have, in fact you've seen more of this than I have. Don't worry about it we should only be down for a few days. But I can't get to working on this tiil at least monday.
User ImageT.A.Z
5:47 am Friday
June 29, 2007
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I can't believe whats going on. Gutted to hear about all this Mike!!
User ImageMike Lindyn
1:44 pm Friday
June 29, 2007
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Hi there Wildside how you been?

Yeah its no big deal. I'll get the new board running in the next few days (maybe 10 days at the most).

Right now people can sign up but they won't be activated so they can't do anything on the board. I might go and activate some of them or I may not. I'll have to see.

But at any rate the board will continue. I'm just sick of cleaning the porn and I'm really too busy this week to keep up on it. I'll get it fixed soon or I'll just make my own board using the existing database.
User ImageT.A.Z
5:49 am Saturday
June 30, 2007
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Hey not bad Mike cheers had some problems but nothing I cant get through ya know. Nothing that a good shred wouldn't sort out!! Oh and I'll be posting a full version of Glasgow Kiss shortly Very happy

Glad to hear Im not losing this place!!
User Imagejeremy
11:45 pm Sunday
July 1, 2007
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I can relate. I deal with this problem (on a much smaller scale) on my family message board. We get like 5 spammers a day. That ain't a lot but it's kinda beat to hafta delete these accounts every day. We have it set up so that a new user doesn't get activated until we activate them and also add them to a user group. So they never even get to post or look at anything.
User ImageMike Lindyn
2:45 pm Monday
July 2, 2007
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Yeah this is a long the lines of what I have to do too. The new board version 3 has a lot of different ways to lock down the board so it should help.

To tell the truth this board is chock full o problems. The activation is still happening event though I turned it off. I have to just redo the whole thing.

I 'm planning some time after next Saturday cause I'm releasing that new site then. (of course that will be problem some too ) Mad
User Imagejeremy
6:46 pm Monday
July 2, 2007
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Problems suck.
Defualt User Imagerickelpotamus
8:14 am Thursday
July 19, 2007
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hey mike you could always try either the vbulletin route or,

check this out http://www.cypforums.com

try to register, if you are a bot it blocks you.
User ImageMike Lindyn
8:34 pm Sunday
July 22, 2007
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Hi Rick,

its a phpbb board right? is it 3.0 or 2.x? Did you make the mod yourself. I'll sign up to the new board too. I wanted to talk with you about 6stringheaven.com but I've been so busy lately its hard to find the time.

Mike
Defualt User Imagerickelpotamus
12:35 pm Wednesday
August 15, 2007
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its a 2.x board, i found the mod on phpbb.com works a treat.

most bots just send out standard http requests and if they get the correct results then bingo!

but it just changes it simple really.
think this was it,

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?=&p=2857730

it was simple to install, took moments and it works fine unless your new member is either a spammer or is simply to stupid to join Very happy
Defualt User Imagerickelpotamus
12:37 pm Wednesday
August 15, 2007
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vbulletin is loads much better, if you want i'll make you admin on my test board etc you can test it to destruction

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