Upgraded to PHPBB3

Upgraded to PHPBB3

Postby jondaley on Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:58 pm

Hi all. You have probably noticed the downtime for the forum over the last day or two. We have been getting so much porn spam that we needed to do something about it.

I upgraded to phpbb3 yesterday, and converted the template, at least partially - the template system changed pretty significantly, and I didn't feel like re-doing all of it. If I missed something critical, let me know.

Today, in the process of removing the old forum, I accidentally erased the current database instead... ugh. I hadn't yet made a backup of the new database, and so I lost a couple posts, and at least one new user registration. Sorry about that.

Hopefully, the new forum will be better about spam and moderation control, we'll see how it goes.

The search engine is currently reindexing itself, so searches probably won't work right for another hour or two.
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Re: Upgraded to PHPBB3

Postby jondaley on Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:18 am

Looks pretty good to me. I haven't seen a single spam since we upgraded. I assume the spammers are working on figuring out the new version, and this is only a temporary reprieve, but, at least its something.
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Re: Upgraded to PHPBB3

Postby jondaley on Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:07 pm

Hrm, maybe spammers look for people saying, "no spam here". We got our first spam today. Fortunately, PHPBB's new moderation stuff makes it easier to erase the user, ban his ip, and erase all of his posts in one shot. Much less time for me.
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Re: Upgraded to PHPBB3

Postby jondaley on Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:35 am

Upgraded to the latest release. Let me know if you see any problems.
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