Bustertheclown wrote:How is staying and hoping while things get progressively worse not also a death sentence? I can't imagine that spammers are going to follow us to a completely different board system, when the exploits are obviously here in the phpBB, which doesn't seem to have upgraded in five years.
At least here we can fight back. If we move to a different board a lot of people won't bother making the switch. To say nothing of the fact that your forum account is tied to your siteadmin access.
Kisai wrote:This adds a "oneclick ban" feature. It unfortunately doesn't IP ban, but it deletes everything the user posted, including profile data. Be VERY VERY careful with this feature because it will -DELETE- ANYONE, regardless of post count. It also makes the ban list available to moderators, which I'm wary of.
Can we please at least make this reversible? Someone's going to screw up with this at some point and if it can't be undone the damage could be catastrophic.
One you modify it you can't unmodify it without even more stuff to deal with. Basically I applied 3 different mods:
On CG: I applied two mods which broke things several times while getting it to work.
On KSpot: I reinstalled phpBB3 applied a different multi-blacklist mod that was super-hellish to make work
on PX: I reinstalled phpBB3 and applied only the first mod I put on CG. This resulted in the theme being broken for a while.
This is why I hate hate hate dealing with phpBB mods because, they never work out of the box.
Forunately I'm not an idiot, and know how to fix these things.
But I'm going to make a point of saying you should NOT one-click ban unless you are explicitly removing them for spam. It's all deleted immediately. It warns you of this.
If in doubt, flag them instead, and someone else can do it.