Pardon the rambling. Just blowing off steam here.
Weâ€™re going on a full week since the rehost here. And things are starting to settle into normalcy again.
The IRC servers are reachable, we have a working frontpage that I can post to easily, and teh forums are back online.
Now I start running across weird stuff I didnâ€™t have to deal with before. Like phpBB abusers. We didnâ€™t have them before, because, frankly, we were on an ancient version of UBB. But, since we were (forcibly) starting fresh, and the host provides access to phpBB, I figured why not. Now we get weirdos coming into the forums just to get themselves linked or spaming forâ€¦well, youâ€™ve probably received spam before. So you know what these idiots are advertising.
I mean, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Sometimes I wonder about people.
Luckily, we had someone involved in the forums who was more with it (with regards to securing phpBB) than I was. He made a few good suggestions for preventative measures to keep the forums from being overrun by bots or idiot link-seekers. And Iâ€™ve begun putting this advice into effect.
But GOD I wish I didnâ€™t need to.