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phorum future

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:50 pm
by ttocs
I am curious how much longer it can keep up like this? If there is anything we could do to help?

Re: phorum future

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:45 pm
something told me to pop in today. dont know how to answer that question. we need to get it back out, problem is could it be the gear itself? how is PG nowadays. i lost touch with them after we gave up the line back in 16.

Re: phorum future

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:50 pm
by vwdude
I’m seeing some spam on here now and discussion seems quite muted. I think Facebook has taken all of the wind from these sails.

Re: phorum future

Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:14 pm
by stipud
This place has been slow for awhile. PG took our link off of their homepage, and as a result, our page rank dropped from the first page to the 4th in Google. Also Facebook picking up, forums declining in general, and a bunch of key users moving out and having kids... *ahem*. It is what it is. But I will keep it running as a memento, as long as I can!

Apologies for the spam. Since the forum software upgrades, my custom captcha that asked people to differentiate "speakers" from "amplifiers" no longer works. As such I had to fall back on default reCaptcha v2/v3. But even tuning it to 90% certainty, bots were leaking through. I set it to the absolute highest possible setting now. Hopefully we don't see them again. Otherwise i'll have to see if there is a new custom captcha that works on the new version.

Re: phorum future

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:26 pm
by stipud
Looks like the increased spam settings were too hardcore. I removed recaptcha v3 and brought in a custom new sorting option. We'll see how that goes for a bit. Hopefully it keeps the spammers out, without rejecting the cool peeps... :pray:

Re: phorum future

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:06 am
by ttocs
if there is any way I can help let me know. I have been making some changes personally and I am not nearly as much of a grump asshole as I use to be