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StarvingMarving
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Hi I was wondering if anyone can check my forum for any security issues? I want to make sure its all safe before getting ads for it.
Thanks!

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What do you consider ‘security issues’ specifically?
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If you are using the software and extensions downloaded from here then there are no known security issues
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Mick wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:49 am What do you consider ‘security issues’ specifically?
Like user permissions. Maybe I didn't set that up properly or something. I intended users to post anonymously with no registration.
HiFiKabin wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 11:21 am If you are using the software and extensions downloaded from here then there are no known security issues
Thanks, that's good to know.
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if you allow guest posting you are just asking for a spam fest.
however, spam is not a security issue. just because someone can post without registering does not
mean the board is not secure.


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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:36 pm if you allow guest posting you are just asking for a spam fest.
however, spam is not a security issue. just because someone can post without registering does not
mean the board is not secure.


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Yeah but I have the time to delete the spam . :mrgreen: If it gets bad I'll try reCaptha or another system.
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StarvingMarving wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 1:00 am Yeah but I have the time to delete the spam . :mrgreen: If it gets bad I'll try reCaptha or another system.
SPAM WILL become a problem if you allow unrestricted guest posting. You need a decent CAPTCHA for registration and Guest Posting. I suggest a good question using the inbuilt Q&A CAPTCHA using a question that can not be googled for an answer. That together with first post approval will make your life a whole lot easier.
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Ok thanks. I'll do that when people start coming to the server. Right now its just me and a friend. :mrgreen:
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StarvingMarving wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 2:59 am I want to make sure its all safe before getting ads for it.
StarvingMarving wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:35 pm Right now its just me and a friend. :mrgreen:
well, so you don't need to worry about ads, I don't think your website will get accepted by any of the ad networks until you get a decent number of visitors

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