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slayer1011
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recently started working on a board again, had 29,000 bots

Post by slayer1011 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:17 am

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What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.0.12
What is your board's URL? http://www.mazdaspeedclub.ca
Who do you host your board with? dreamhost.com
How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com
What is the most recent action performed on your board? Update from a previous version of phpBB3
Is registration required to reproduce this issue? Yes
Do you have any MODs installed? Yes
What version of phpBB3 did you update from? phpBB 3.0.11
What MODs do you have installed? BBGarage
board3 portal
What styles do you currently have installed? IDLaunch_Black
What language(s) is your board currently using? English
Which database type/version are you using? MySQL 5
What is your level of experience? Comfortable with PHP and phpBB
What username can be used to view this issue? No answer given
What password can be used to view this issue? No answer given
When did your problem begin? Recently (couple days ago)
Please describe your problem. I installed this board about a year or so ago, and had to stop working on it before launch (arrival of new baby took up all my spare time) the board was filled with Bots (29,000+ accounts) and 210,000+ spam messages

3 users were valid including myself

after spending a couple days deleting all the posts and users, i finally got hte board back to a fresh state,

due to me spending alot of time customizing it to fit around my CMS and get a wrapper around the site, i didnt want to install fresh and loose what i did (and frankly it was over a year ago i forgot)

Now whenever someone registers their user ID is over 29,000, and new topics ID's are over 210,000

is there any way to simply reset those numbers, theres only like 4-5 posts on the board

will it cause any issues having the numbers so high? the previous 210,000 messages are all deleted and the 29,000 users are gone. Should i just not worry, or will it slow anything down having high numbers to go though?
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Re: recently started working on a board again, had 29,000 b

Post by stevemaury » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:45 am

Don't worry. Do nothing.
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