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by ChrisRLG
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Spam Bots & phpBB3?
Replies: 47
Views: 67795

Re: Spam Bots & phpBB3?

Other than the anti spammer mod that has already been provided you can use the custom profile fields to provide something similar without any coding.

Knowledge Base - Custom Profile Fields as an Anti-Spammer Tool
by ChrisRLG
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: Installation of 3.0.4 release software
Replies: 4
Views: 3767

Re: Installation of 3.0.4 release software

I would not now start with v2 - it may not be a security risk yet - but in all probablity it will some day, and we will NOT be fixing it.
by ChrisRLG
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: recent spambots
Replies: 23
Views: 17201

Re: recent spambots

Remember you can prune the membership with different settings, such as over 3 months with zero posts.

If you feel a member who registers and never posts in the first week is never going to return, you could just prune all those away.
by ChrisRLG
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise
Replies: 353
Views: 248333

Re: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise

Hope I can ask a question. As a user who has logged in since the phpBB3 conversion I know my current password is in the newer format. However normally a conversion uses a different DB as its source. Does this copy of the phpBB2 DB still exist on the phpBB Database server? No. When converting from v...
by ChrisRLG
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: recent spambots
Replies: 23
Views: 17201

Re: recent spambots

Another option is to do what we have done at both phpBB.com and here at area51, use the moderation for xx posts after a member is activated.

Just that first post needing to be accepted by a moderator is enough to catch the spammers.
by ChrisRLG
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: recent spambots
Replies: 23
Views: 17201

Re: recent spambots

It has been noted that changing the noise level to both the foreground and background of the CAPTCHA is holding them off. They are probably only breaking the default noise levels. Do note that changing those levels can make it harder for humans too, so it is a trade off. One other option, in the KB'...
by ChrisRLG
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise
Replies: 353
Views: 248333

Re: [Discussion] Downtime and Server Compromise

All I know is that I'm going through withdrawls...someone is going to pay!! :mad: One day at a time. First day you will have the shakes - this is normal. Second day they will be more violent - again this is normal. To get help you will need to use some of the old established remedies, find a copy o...
by ChrisRLG
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Zlob, other Trojans, Spambot and phpbb
Replies: 8
Views: 7959

Re: Zlob, other Trojans, Spambot and phpbb

One reason you did not get any replies - you posted in the wrong place.

This is the development site.forum for phpbb.com - NOT the support site.

Try the community forum at http://www.phpbb.com instead.
by ChrisRLG
Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: phpBB 3.2 Discussion
Replies: 257
Views: 190593

Re: phpBB 3.2 Discussion

JRSweets, I too need something like that. I have places I would like to have room moderators without access to seeing the mod logs etc, they should only have post/topic options of sticky/announce/edit/delete. As it is now the system will give them too much power. Also the time limit edit option for ...