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Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2023 4:45 pm
Old site got too broken and expensive to fix. I still have the database but not sure it's worth trying to recover it.
Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2023 2:17 am
The old forums were buggy as fuck.
Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2023 4:14 pm
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.
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2023 7:07 pm
Lol that software was probably 15 years old by now.
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2023 8:00 pm
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.
Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2023 8:04 pm
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.
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2023 2:55 am
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.
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2023 2:11 pm
On the registration page specifically I'm guessing?
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2023 4:39 pm
Ya just edit the PHP file or Template that sets the form names, and then edit the server page that receives them.
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2023 4:48 pm
Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2023 12:16 pm
It seems like Akismet anti-spam and Recaptch 3 has helped a ton.
Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2023 3:01 am
Yup. Bots aren't too hard to take care of.