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Comments May 2, 2011

How Time Flies…

Filed under: blog — Dave Rathbun @ 9:39 am CommentsComments (5) 

Wow. Just. Wow. It’s been so long since I’ve posted here, I’m wondering if it will echo when I publish this? :lol:

Things have been really busy in real life, which I suppose goes without saying. I have two boys that are growing up and going through cub scouts and sports and school and everything else.

Yet, here I am. I am back to reconsider whether I need to upgrade from phpBB2 to phpBB3 for my main board (which as I write this is very close to collecting it’s 700,000th post, and is running almost one million page views a week). I am back to see if I can figure out how to integrate FB “likes” into my board, and how to allow folks to add Linked-In to their profile. That last one, at least, should be easy.

Things have been humming along quite nicely, although the spam frequency has started to go up. Seems that my Checkbox Challenge is either less of a deterrent, or human spamming is on the rise. For that, I guess I need to look at my server logs and see how long those folks are taking to get through the registration process. Fortunately there is still no answer for the Spammer Hammer, which makes it easy for my moderator team to quickly and easily eradicate all traces of the spammer from the board.

And gmail? Is it still the number one source of spam attempts? It would be interesting to check. I have not looked at those statistics in months (years?).

And I missed Libertyvasion. :-( I had intended to go, but all of a sudden August was here and I had not made any plans, so I stayed home. I have watched some of the sessions posted to Youtube, and it did look fun. I will hopefully be ready for the next one. Anyone know when / where that will be? ;-)

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