Support Request Template
What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.1.11
What is your board's URL?
Who do you host your board with? GoDaddy
How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com
What is the most recent action performed on your board? Fresh Install
Is registration required to reproduce this issue? No
Do you have any MODs installed? No
Do you have any extensions installed? No
What styles do you currently have installed? 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 actions did you take (updating your board; installing a MOD, style or extension; etc.) prior to this problem becoming noticeable?
Please describe your problem. I have had my phpBB board spammed out of control over the years which has caused my host to take my site down due to the mysql database getting too large. The last install I did was in summer 2015 and the board did not stay up very long.
I then did not get around to install the board again until sept. 2017. I tried to install the latest 3.2 version but I got a no input file specified error when trying to complete the install and could not find any solution online. I then was able to successfully install 3.1.11.
I then added spambot countermeasures including recaptcha, requiring email activation, and requiring symbols in passwords. Even with these changes shortly after install I began experiencing some registered users who were designed to spam the board with off topic posts and links to off topic websites.
Is there anyway to use phpBB software without requiring daily moderation and deleting of spam registered users?
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