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« on: December 11, 2006, 08:49:53 PM »

I intend to upgrade the forum to version 1.1 tonight.  The new version has been out and I had upgraded us to it, but rolled back when I found that the advanced image verification add-on (that forces guests to solve a CAPTCHA to post) was not compatible with the new version.  That has been fixed.

Upgrade will probably start around 10:00 pm, EST.  It should be fairly painless and I hope to have the message board back up by 10:30, 11:00 at the latest.
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 02:02:51 AM »

Upgrade was unsuccessful.  I cannot get the CAPTCHA system to work with the 1.1 version.  I will do some testing on a fake domain, to see if it is the server environment or something else.  After four hours of trying, I have rolled us back to the version we have been using.

Frustrating...
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 05:14:08 AM »

It looks like they are having some trouble with that mod, but that is to be expected as it is a new release.  Did you try the manual install like the guy in this thread had to do? 

I've not had to deal much with spammers in my forums (three pharmacy guys who are probably the same person), but my old fake blog got hit constantly until it was captchaed, some days I had more spamposts than visitors I'd get in a week.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 06:39:32 AM »

Spambots constantly attempt to register and post here, which I see in the error logs.  If not for the CAPTCHA, I believe that we would have hundreds of them a day.

I ran through the manual install, but it did not work.  Probably screwed up somewhere, which is not surprising.  It was late and the .xml file was something like 1000 lines of code, broken into snippets, that had to be injected into the present files.

I am thinking that the problem is an environment one.  One late night I might compile apache and PHP different, then see if a test forum will install.  The big change that I can think of, since I first installed SMF, is upgrading PHP.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006, 08:37:02 AM »

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