AjiNIMC - 5:57 pm on Jun 29, 2006 (gmt 0)
Do you think phpBB is more secure than hand written code? I would have thought it would be the other way around. I only say that because my current site are constantly being scanned for phpBB files.
If I am allowed to answer :) then I will like to support your notion with all my words. PhpBB is attacked more often that any other forum application. I myself have faced such problems. I have taken some precautions and I will need more time to explain it. Latest security patches are very much imp.
As far as paying members, I have seen many freelancers who will become forum members to your site for $0.25-$0.50 a post. Seems like a pretty reasonable price to get the ball rolling.
Yes, you can try this and it works sometimes. It has worked for me.