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Discussion of general topics related to the new release and its place in the world. Don't discuss new features, report bugs, ask for support, et cetera. Don't use this to spam for other boards or attack those boards!
TimJBart
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I thought it would be good to have a thread where we could report the first cases of bots on our live phpbb 3 forums. Even though I only have a small community forum the spy bots managed to find me and I was getting 6 bot sign ups a day!

So far in phpbb3 I haven't had any automated sign ups, but how long will this be the case?

If you do get an bot signing up, post the details here so we can pre-emptively block these possible spammers!

My prediction for a bot signup: 3 weeks
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4 months 3 hours 24 minutes and 13 seconds
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Friday.
The Anaconda
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all's quiet for me so far. a friend of mine who got even more spam regs on his site than me upgraded his to CVS ( :roll: ) like a week and a half before RC release, not a peep there either
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It actually feels weird not having to log on and delete a load of spam bots every time. The only registrations are real people!! Crazy
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Nothing yet for me, but due to host buggery around, the site isn't actually listed in google yet.
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Anybody getting an overwhelming "calm before the storm" feeling? :shock:
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Nicholas the Italian
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drewtscott wrote:Anybody getting an overwhelming "calm before the storm" feeling? :shock:
It's more a "calm after the storm"... :P
What really surprises me is that bug reports are not skyrocketing as I expected after RC public release - they have increased by 30 today, but only because devs did not work on them.
Who knows...
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Nicholas the Italian wrote:What really surprises me is that bug reports are not skyrocketing as I expected after RC public release - they have increased by 30 today, but only because devs did not work on them.
Who knows...
Maybe it is nothing more to report?
Maybe we are going Gold!
Maye I say "Maybe" way too much?
Maybe?
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Maybe so, maybe not.

I use to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.

The moment I get a spambot registration, I will let everyone know... and...
I will be creating a MOD to prevent it from ever happening again. yaddlog.
:)
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