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Bob
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Old site got too broken and expensive to fix. I still have the database but not sure it's worth trying to recover it.
kuntz
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The old forums were buggy as fuck.
Bob
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Well that's mostly because it was pirated version of vBulletin lol. The hosting forced me to upgrade PHP past what was supported and I couldn't update vB anymore.
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Lol that software was probably 15 years old by now.
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They want over $200 to upgrade now. They used to charge $30 for the updates after you bought the license, which I did back then but now it would just be a waste.
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We already got hella spam bots registering though. I had to keep changing user permissions. I was getting emails and all kinds of shit within hours of bringing the site back up.
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The bots are easy to fix since they just submit a basic form to the server. Just rename the controls from "username" and "password" to like "asdasd" and "j4hjk234532" and then the server will just reject all of their bogus submissions.
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On the registration page specifically I'm guessing?
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Ya just edit the PHP file or Template that sets the form names, and then edit the server page that receives them.
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Bob
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It seems like Akismet anti-spam and Recaptch 3 has helped a ton.
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Yup. Bots aren't too hard to take care of.
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