Relating to the site
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By EconoBox
#425438 Anything we can do to to help prevent all this spam? I login and click unread post and see 50 pages of 'check out my essay writing site', 'some garbled Russian text', 'watch my pr0n channel'

Maybe Google's reCaptcha or some email verification or something else on account creation to help keep these bots off the page. Google has the invisible reCaptcha now, which I use on my business page, and the front end users are completely unaware of it.
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By EconoBox
#425439 Also I keep getting an SQL error each time I hit submit.

See below:

SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

Table './civicegt_phpbb3/phpbb_search_wordlist' is marked as crashed and should be repaired [145]

An SQL error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact the Board Administrator if this problem persists.
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By teal_dx
#6906931 Hey, I just saw this thread.
We got bombed with spam like never before. The General forum had something like 60k essay spam posts. I started cleaning them up, ran into some DB problems and got those fixed, then deleted the rest. I'm still not sure how it happened, but I changed the forum settings so that each new member must be manually approved by me in the meantime :werd: Things seem to be back to normal since :thumb:
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By EconoBox
#6906932 Thanks teal! So much better! I didn't even like logging in while it was messed up.