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Mon May 19 07:52:10 EDT 2008
Bots are a pain no matter how you slice it. Fortunately, the various
solutions out there deal with it better and better.
I think SMF is pretty good, but despite it being a paid solution, I can't
help but grok vBulletin. it's robust, well-supported by both an official
development team and a grassroots open source community that makes
modifications to extend its functionality. The response to bugs and spam
fighting is great. You can do a lot with vBulletin and the cost is nominal
($150 one-time cost, $30 per year if you choose to keep getting updates).
The two conventions I implemented it for had it work pretty well for them
when they were using it.
On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 1:10 PM, Chadwick Ma <akirahojo.acml at gmail.com>
> We got rid of PHP because of the multiple spam and BS sockpuppet accounts
> from various porn, drug, and virus bots, and we ended up switching to SMF
> which limits that stuff.
> Colin Keigher, whom is always colourful on the ML, implemented the change
> and it was almost seamless, except for a few hiccups in the links and
> whatnots from old posts and people who have not logged in for a long time.
> Overall, we have no problems so far.
> Chad Ma
> President - AE Convention Corp
> Vice Chairman - Anime Evolution
> On 5/13/08, Anime South Events Coordinator <coordinator at animesouth.com>
> > Tech Tip of the Week: phpBB version 3.0.1 was released lasta month.
> > 2.x will be retired early - by September of 2008. I really recommend
> > 3.x - except for the default style which I almost immediately changed.
> > http://www.phpbb.com/downloads/
> > Marc Yu
> > Anime South Events Coordinator
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