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rootnl2k
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Banning Spammers and Why 2.0.16 to 2.0.21 upgrade is not ...

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Working.

1) We have 'spammer' coming on to the system registering and
not really wanting to participate and using the site for their vulgarity.
Any way to block these critter off the site?

2) Why isn't the patch from 2.0.16 to 2.0.21 not working?
We tried to patch and upgrade and it looks like a field is missing.
Additional I have backed up the database (MySQL) and if someone
would like to look at this, I would appreciate the helping pointers.

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Re: Banning Spammers and Why 2.0.16 to 2.0.21 upgrade is not

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie »

rootnl2k wrote: Working.

1) We have 'spammer' coming on to the system registering and
not really wanting to participate and using the site for their vulgarity.
Any way to block these critter off the site?

once you have upgraded do this:
to keep the spammers out:

1. stay updated
2. DO NOT allow guest posting anywhere
3. turn on visual confirmation in the admin panel
4.set user activation to " user" or " admin"
5.
spam bots
More spam bots

2) Why isn't the patch from 2.0.16 to 2.0.21 not working?
We tried to patch and upgrade and it looks like a field is missing.
Additional I have backed up the database (MySQL) and if someone
would like to look at this, I would appreciate the helping pointers.


the upgrade files do work.
but you have to update the database as well as the files. probably, you did not run the update_to_latest.php file after doing the file updates and therefore you got errors about database fields missing.
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Post by who_cares »

do you have any MOD's installed?
(that you want to keep)

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