Joined: 06 Jun 2006 Posts: 6379 Location: Dresden, Germany
Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 18:19 Post subject:
its not upgraded because its very hard to convert this forum to a newer phpbb version. design, custom stuff etc. phpbb is not good for upgrading. its made to be used from scratch, but you run in troubles if you want to migrate to newer versions. i also dont like the newer look and feel.
beside this. there is no spam solution on this planet. alot of spam is done by humans and its impossible to prevent this, except by using solutions like stopforumspam etc. we are doing this already but some is always comming through, but moderators where inactive a long time. now all is clean again _________________ one cigarette costs 2 minutes of your life.
one bottle of beer costs 4 minutes of your life.
one working day costs 8 hours of your life.
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I figured it was something like that. Spam has always been an issue and they are certainly getting more intelligent. Perhaps something like Google's I'm not a robot reCAPTCHA checkbox to stop bots at the registration page?
Stopforumspam is new to me. Looks like an extensive database.
I wish the forum upgraded to phpbb 3.x for better search capabilities. For example, there's no search within a thread nor is there the ability to search titles only. Finally, if I subscribe to a thread, I get email notifications whenever I post my own reply! Super annoying!