Your right about the SSL that was a brain fart.
My CONCERN is that the people that I have set this board up for all Gold Star Parents and Family members who deserve their privacy. For those who are not familiar with the term Gold Star is what we call families who have lost a Son or Daughter in the War on Terror. Blue Stars are Active Duty, Silver Star or Wounded Soldiers. When you see a car on the road an they have a small sticker in the window, red flag with a gold star in the middle, that is a Gold Star parent.
My biggest objection to phpbb, and it has been for years, is that every scumbag, lowlife, pornography pushing, heathen especially from Europe has some kind of search bug that finds every phpbb installation and attacks it with phony registrations to push their links and garbage.
I installed just 3 weeks ago and got the first one within 6 hours, from Isbakastan (sp) At that time I had admin set to user register, and that guy posted a bunch of disgusting photos.I changed the board to admin OK all registrations to stop the immediate postings, and on average I delete 6 new registrations per day, everyday.
I want to set it up in a Members Only area where the original registration won't appear to be phpbb. I also need to collect more info on registration that phbb current does, maybe 4 or 5 more lines, so I need to address that as well.
I know there are some real phpbb Guru's out there, anyone have suggestions? This is a non-profit organization, anyone want to volunteer to help set this Members Only Area up. Here is a link to our website http://www.goldstardads.org
Proud Gold Star parent'
Sgt Rhys W. Klasno
7/16/1986 - 5/13/2007
KIA Hadithia, Iraq