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blacklist for phpbb forums to help stop spam

Looking for a good way to help prevent forum spam on your phpbb forum?  There is a phpbb hack that will check against the major spam lists such as spamcop and spamhaus.   http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/4878   I just installed this one today on a site of mine, we shall see if it works.

first steps to secure a phpbb forum from spammers

This little tidbit from sebflipper.com is really helpful for cutting down on spam that results from the default permissions on new forums in phpbb This line: INSERT INTO `phpbb_forums` VALUES (1, 1, ‘Test Forum 1′, ‘This is just a test forum.’, 0, 10, 1, 1, 1, NULL, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 3, [...]