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Comments August 12, 2008

bbProtection IRC Channel Opens…

Filed under: Anti-spam, bbProtection, phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 10:55 am CommentsComments (2) 

The bbProtection folks have launched a blog. The most recent post mentions that they’ve opened up the IRC channel for input from the user community.

At this point I would like to mention that I was invited to join the bbProtection team a few weeks ago and I accepted a limited role. I won’t be doing any coding (at least that’s the plan). My role is more of an enthusiastic user than anything else, I guess. :) I have offered my input as to the relative value of some of the features being considered and suggested some others. I hope to be able to provide some value as far as the database design and tuning, as that’s where my main expertise lies.

Why mention this now? Because if you do pop in to the IRC channel as discussed on the team blog, I may be there as one of the team members that you see. :) I don’t go into IRC every day but if I am signed on, I will be in the channel. If you have any concerns or comments about the service I would be happy to hear them, as would any of the other team members.

See you there. 8-)


  1. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. :) Not to get my hubris on, but I’m very proud of this service. I don’t think people outside the bbProtection team fully understand the technology behind it. Simply put, it is awesome. I was and am sad to have to let it go, but it is in good hands now.

    Comment by Micheal — August 12, 2008 @ 11:04 am

  2. I don’t think I’ll get to see the “code behind the scenes” but it’s going to be fun seeing what Mark and Vic and the rest of the current team come up with. I’m sure thay have a good base to build on from what y’all had going before. :)

    I hope they find my input useful. I’m also going to give them some “seed” data to play with by offering up over a year of spammer data captured on a variety of boards / blogs / comments forms from my Checkbox Challenge MOD. That’s over 100,000 rows of known spammer data that they can do something with, whether they use it to start their database or just do some detailed analysis on it, doesn’t matter to me. I’m just happy to share.

    Comment by Dave Rathbun — August 13, 2008 @ 12:07 am

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