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by JLA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Current Bot Attack
Replies: 14
Views: 849

Re: Current Bot Attack

Keep in mind - these attacks that you see which seem to be easily fingerprinted are just the amateurs. The real battle is the bots that appear to be normal users coming from normal IP addresses (residential, business and mobile) . These days its safe to assume a certain percentage traffic (a large a...
by JLA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Blocking Bad Bots
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Blocking Bad Bots

A good start to your list. Several thousand more to go. Bot blocking is just a small part of an overall multilayered content protection strategy. We've been at it for 15+ years and the battle never stops.
by JLA
Fri May 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: PhpBB vs Vbulletin vs xenforo
Replies: 101
Views: 17242

Re: PhpBB vs Vbulletin vs xenforo

So are you saying for example that instead of:

http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=523151709

we should have something like

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http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?z=Prince_Charles_will_be_the_'best_prepared_monarch_Britain's_ever_had'_but...&t=523151709
????
by JLA
Mon May 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: PhpBB vs Vbulletin vs xenforo
Replies: 101
Views: 17242

Re: PhpBB vs Vbulletin vs xenforo

I'd like to see any other forum platform challenge PHPBB on performance with the all same stats. I'd be willing to bet it would be PHPBB hands down in any such challenge.
by JLA
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Considering Blocking Facebook Referral IP Addresses
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: Considering Blocking Facebook Referral IP Addresses

Just another note: Many board owners who are not knowledgeable (and many of those who are) would be utterly shocked at the amount of traffic that a board receives that has absolutely no benefit to the board owner. The are numerous individuals and entities that are using up your bandwidth for either ...
by JLA
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Mirrored posts on a sub domain with different style
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Mirrored posts on a sub domain with different style

I was thinking (but maybe was wrong) that he was wanting to present the content in different formats. We have done some experiments doing the same thing. A couple things we've tried are presenting posts in traditional topic/post format and also a blog/comment type format that was user selectable. We...
by JLA
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Mirrored posts on a sub domain with different style
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: Mirrored posts on a sub domain with different style

As you are not concerned about the domain possibly getting dinged for duplicate content. Just depends on how you intend on implementing it. Try to always have one consistent canonical
by JLA
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Considering Blocking Facebook Referral IP Addresses
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: Considering Blocking Facebook Referral IP Addresses

Keep an eye out for this UA 'acebookexternalhit/1.0 (+http://www.facebook.com/externalhit_uatext.php)' This is not legit FB traffic Thanks. acebookexternalhit/1.0 or facebookexternalhit/1.0 ?? We have only observed the 1st. Be sure it is an exact match to ua only Take note of the c class blocks whe...
by JLA
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Considering Blocking Facebook Referral IP Addresses
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: Considering Blocking Facebook Referral IP Addresses

CGI1984 wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:00 pm
JLA wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Keep an eye out for this UA 'acebookexternalhit/1.0 (+http://www.facebook.com/externalhit_uatext.php)'

This is not legit FB traffic
Thanks. acebookexternalhit/1.0 or facebookexternalhit/1.0 ??
We have only observed the 1st. Be sure it is an exact match to ua only
by JLA
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Considering Blocking Facebook Referral IP Addresses
Replies: 25
Views: 1504

Re: Considering Blocking Facebook Referral IP Addresses

Keep an eye out for this UA 'acebookexternalhit/1.0 (+http://www.facebook.com/externalhit_uatext.php)'

This is not legit FB traffic
by JLA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Cloud/remote storage
Replies: 6
Views: 1454

Re: Cloud/remote storage

.02 Prefer local storage over third party storage - especially in the long term. Nothing more frustrating (for a user) than to come to a board and find broken links or images caused by third party file hosts changing things, discontinuing service or worse. Also makes it a headache for admins to find...
by JLA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: what happened to Yuriy-Marshalrusty
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: what happened to Yuriy-Marshalrusty

Elias wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:05 am
That reply was in 2016 :lol:
Just saw that - my eyes tricked me. :?
by JLA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the best host for phpbb forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 4737

Re: What is the best host for phpbb forum?

Everyone has good and bad experiences with every host. I have a site with one of the ones you mention. It's been running just fine for 16 years. Curious - how does pricing versus traffic come out with these type of hosts. I assume, the more traffic and larger a board is - the higher the hosting cos...
by JLA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the best host for phpbb forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 4737

Re: What is the best host for phpbb forum?

Self-Hosting......
by JLA
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: what happened to Yuriy-Marshalrusty
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: what happened to Yuriy-Marshalrusty

I am very much alive and still here. Unfortunately I've temporarily had to scale back participation due to other responsibilities but hope to be back in the full swing of things soon. Luckily there are lots of great people working on phpBB who keep the ball rolling when one of us needs to take a te...

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