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So, I'm tempted to go for vbulletin. I'd be interested to hear what sort of spam ratios anyone who has run phpbb and vbulletin has? Are they roughly the same, or are there noticably more spammers on one sort of software?
~ Selcouth ~
OTOH, if you stick a stock phpBB forum out there with a few links to it, I'd expect spam to start appearing an a matter of days, or a week or two at most.
A spam-hardened phpBB forum should do much better (changed file names, deleted footprints, email verification, image verification, etc.).
The vBulletin license restricts what can and cannot be changed - for example the required copyright statement is a clear identifying footprint. In phpBB, you can completely change the theme, file names or any other aspect at will without contravening the license.
Me too VIP-Mod have killed them dead and has not deterred genuine members.
Thanks. I do worry that if you make it hard(er) to sign up, it will deter users, particularly when the forum is fairly new.
I'm interested to see on the other thread that you are allowed to replace the phpbb link at the bottom of the page with an image. I wanted to do this but wasn't sure if it was allowed, so I asked on the phpbb forums and my account got deleted :(