Forum going down tonight (Feb 16) for maintenance, upgrade

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Forum going down tonight (Feb 16) for maintenance, upgrade

Postby mburns » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:54 pm

Hi guys.

So, spam is annoying. With help from Culseg, I have tweaked a the forum to make it harder for spammers to get past the guards and post on the site. But to solve it right, I need to upgrade phpbb3 and use an improved reCaptcha that bots cannot easily break.

http://www.phpbb.com/downloads/olympus.php
http://recaptcha.net/

We will bring back anonymous posting (that will require an equally difficult to break captcha), to encourage quick questions. While I'm at it, what other things should the site get upgraded? What do you all think?
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Re: Forum going down tonight (Feb 16) for maintenance, upgrade

Postby koolkat » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:34 am

A delete all for the spammers. If you get someone who posts one post in every forum the ability to just delete their entire existence with one button would be good.
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Re: Forum going down tonight (Feb 16) for maintenance, upgrade

Postby sverma » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:30 pm

reCAPTCHA is a very cool service!
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Re: Forum going down tonight (Feb 16) for maintenance, upgrade

Postby mburns » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:50 am

Well, we've got 3.0.4 installed (plus a AutoModx and a SearchBots mod, which will show when other search engines are slurping up the site) and running. Next up is recaptcha service and proper RSS feeds.

Please report any problems.
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