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phpBB - Reducing Spam [duplicate]

I've installed phpBB Forums last week and the past 2 days I've been getting users sign up and posting spam chinese emails on each topic. I have:- Added captcha on registration Made sure users have ...
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Should I include forum posts in the sitemap?

I am launching a medical discussion forum for sharing study materials and discussing other topics. The forum will probably grow fast and reach at least a few hundred topics. Should every discussion ...
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Is repeating titles on a forum considered keyword stuffing?

My forum shows 50 posts per page, and each post has a <h3>-tag with the topic title in it. The meta title and actual title also use this sentence. More often than not, the thread itself also ...
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how to make backlinks for Malayalam sites either english or Malayalam [duplicate]

I am new to SEO.I need help ? The website is fully in Malayalam content so how to make backlinks?But keyword is English. any body pls help me
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Using topic titles as img alt text on a forum?

I have a (mostly) standard phpBB forum so right now, images that are posted in [IMG] BB-tags don't have an alt text. I would like to change this and I'm doubting between two options: Use the topic ...
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What is the feasibility of developing a phpBB-based barter bulletin board? [closed]

I've got a concept for a barter deal bulletin board and would like to know how feasible is it to implement the concept with phpBB. The main differences from a typical forum are the following: Users ...
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SMTP Error: Could not open a socket to the SMTP server

I'm not sure how familiar some of you are on Invision Power Board(IPB). However this question someone includes their forum system. We currently host multiple servers with multiple web servers among ...
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What integrated blog comments/forums solutions exist beyond Vanilla Forums? [duplicate]

For the past year and a half, I've been running Vanilla Forums on my WordPress-based site My favourite feature of Vanilla is that it integrates comments from the blog's front page into the forums, ...
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Need help with mybb forum robots.txt file

I have installed the mybb forum in subdomain of my site. The link to my site is here. but when I search Google even the pages that are disallowed are also index. What's wrong with the robots.txt ...
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How to get number of posts to appear in extended information section?

I have forums website, and I am looking through Google search engine, and I can see that some (not mine) forums have something like this under the link of the site: 28 nov 2005 - Number of posts: ...
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Chinese bots in my forum

I have a small community forum that doesn't really get posts or any real traffic. The only thing that happens on the regular is bots with Chinese IPs signing up gibberish usernames. Most bots don't ...
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How do I delay a .gif image until the user scrolls down to it?

I have multiple .gif files that I want to post on a forum, it's powered by myBB. Anyways, I want these to load sequentially as the user scrolls. E.g first .gif loads, user scrolls down, second .gif ...
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Opening forum for search engine bots and SEO

We develop and sell components for other software developers through our website. The main products are ActiveX and WinFroms.NET grid controls. Some years ago we established a forum dedicated to our ...
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What domain structure is best for a forum according to SEO? [duplicate]

I am running a website with PR2. On that site, I'd like to create a forum. For the domain structure I could either use: www.forums.yourdomain.com www.yourdomain.com/forums According to SEO, what ...
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Forum posting VS signature

Signature VS forum profile section line as backlink VS answering a question and giving a related post URL as the answer is better? Will a signature be better or forum posting and helping with an ...
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Should I use a subdomain or subdirectory for a Q & A forum section of a site?

I run a coupons and deals website in a niche market, and I'm in the process of adding a questions and answers section to it. Based on my research, I found popular websites that use either ...
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General question as a new webmaster [closed]

I am wanting to make my own social forum for friends and workers. I will have about 10,000-15,000 users. I have never made a forum on such a high scale and to this point have only been a developer ...
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Posting is 'None' for some members of Google Group

For some reason the "Posting" column is set to "None" for some members of my Google Group despite having been set to "Default group policy" as with all other members. I even selected "Override - Allow ...
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Private forum /guestbook to coordinate rides for PHP password protected wedding website [duplicate]

I created a simple private PHP website for my wedding guests. The website is a single PHP page that prompts the user for a password that was snail-mailed to them with our invitations. If the correct ...
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What is the critical user mass for a forum or Q&A? [closed]

If you start a forum or a Q&A site. At the begining you would create the content yourself. At some point you get visitors from google. What do you think: How many users du you need to run a forum ...
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Identical spam coming from many different (but similar) IP addresses

A forum I run has been the victim of spam user accounts recently - several accounts that have been registered and the profile fill with advertising/links. All of this is for the same company, or group ...
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phpBB - display a public message when the whole board is private

In my installation all discussion forums/boards are private and can only be seen after a user registers and admin approves their membership. This is working. When a user first comes to the main ...
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Kunena forum permissions problem

I am using a Kunena forum, and I have made some pages accessible only for a new group made by me named "Member". The problem is that when I make someone "Member", some of them can see the pages and ...
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Forum vs Q&A system

I would like to know what are the parameters that I have to take into consideration before deciding whether I should incorporate to a website a "Q&A system" or a traditional forum ? I think ...
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Preventing adult content in a forum

I'm working on a forum that allows images attached to the posts and doesn't require registration. Thing is, I'd like to provide a work-safe navigation option in which the posts with porn images ...
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Auto-apply a role to new phpBB user with password or code

Is there a way, with phpBB to have a new user enter a password which would automatically move them into a specific role? I'd like to be able to allow certain people to sign up and automatically have ...
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Should forum signatures be statically stored with the post?

I have seen forums do this both ways in the past, but I thought it might warrant a wider discussion. My question is, when a user posts in a forum which supports signatures, should that signature be ...
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How can I assign id to subject input box in simple machines forum?

I have installed the simple machines forum. For my requirement I need to change the subject input box. Presently the subject input box has the following code <input type="text" ...
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How to save a forum that is losing activity?

With the rise of sites like Reddit, Stack Exchange, etc. the bulletin board has slowly decreased in activity. I run a nonprofit security, ethical hacking and programming forum that was once very ...
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How do I migrate a MyBB forum to Vanilla?

I am running MyBB 1.6 and want to convert to vanilla forum. There are no converters that I know of. Is there a way to do it using a middleman forum that is supported by both ? eg mybb -> phpbb ...
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Laws Regarding content Hosted on your Website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I legally liable for user generated content and comments? As a webmaster are you legally responsible for content posted on your website. For example a forum, would ...
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Which free PHP based forum is the easiest to extend or customize? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I am looking to start a new forum, with a traditional forum layout (like webhostingtalk, for example). In this space, I know phpBB and ...
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What marketplace / garage-sale software package does togoparts.com use?

See: OpenSource Marketplace Platform I want to start a site also for end-users to buy/sell used sporting goods of a particular type. When the scope of goods is narrowed like this, it is very ...
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Forum Spam Question. Why are Chinese hackers posting tiny images on my forum

My forum is getting attacked by spammers with Chinese IP's. Replies are created to discussion topics, always short responses and along with the response an image is inserted using forum code which is ...
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Forums/CMS/BBS that actually has a bulletin board look [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? Hi I'm wanting to build a bulletin board system for my community which can create a view that actually looks like a "real-world" ...
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Is it free to use Yahoo! smilies in our forum? (caused by copyright issues)

Will there be any problems (I'm talking about copyright...) if we use the lovely smilies of Yahoo! in any of our web apps? eg. forums and so on? I couldn't find any site that says it is ...
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Are there any legal implications to reading a user's privates messages on a forum?

I'm the webmaster of a forum and we are having trouble with a user and we suspect he uses privates messages to do illegal business (not illicit, but illegal according to the forum rules). Are their ...
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What forum software should I use?

This is a general, community wiki catch-all question to address "I need a forum script that does x, y, and z..." questions. If your question was closed as a duplicate of this question and you feel ...
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Best lightweight PHP/MySQL forum with spam-protection [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I have already searched and checked out posts like this and this but it isn't what I'm looking for. I'm looking for a lightweight ...
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Which forum applications can integrate with Facebook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? What is the best/most compatible forum software which features almost complete integration with Facebook? The main feature I ask is ...
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The concept of reputation and its effects on an online community

Having recently introduced the concept of a '+rep' button to an online community I manage, I've noticed a couple of things. It functions as the thanks button does on vBulletin (user says 'thanks' to a ...
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Adding a Forum to my site: build one from scratch or use existing open-source platform?

Note: I posted this originally to stackoverflow.com, had it closed, and was told to post it on programmers.stackexchange.com. So I posted it on programmers.stackexhange.com, had it cloased, and was ...
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How can I migrate from phpBB 3.x to SMF?

I have a phpBB 3.x-based site which I would like to migrate to SMF - basically, all threads, posts, user accounts and possibly PMs. This seems to be possible, but I haven't been able to find a solid ...
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Which forum software has a “like/don't like button” in the post (and other features)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I want to build a new blog (on Wordpress) and I want to insert a forum in the website. I don't want to use PhpBB for the forum section ...
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Where does UBB store its settings?

We're moving a UBB forum from one host to another. (This is temporary; we're going to replace the forum eventually, but moving hosts has a higher priority.) We don't have a lot of experience with UBB, ...
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PHP-based forum software for maximizing SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? I ask because I am skeptical of phpBB. I know that vBulletin frequently comes up in web searches.
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Analytics referrer forum thread

When I'm in analytics I sometimes get a referral from a forum, something like: http://forums.example.com Then when I click on it, it gives me a page like: /viewTopic.php Is there any way to get ...
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Is it a bad idea to start a forum in a shared web hosting server?

I'm launching a forum for foreigners in Taiwan. Right now, I don't have much money so I purchased a shared web hosting server at Dreamhost (The Happy Hosting Plan, which is around 9 US dollars a ...
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Can I tell which users are downloading files with SMF or PHPBB forum software?

I want to create a forum where I will have attachments available for download to registered users. I'd like to be able to see which registered users have downloaded which files. Is there a way to do ...
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What platform can I use to establish a users support forum?

I was asked to develop a users support community forum for a small and young hi-tech company. This kind of forums is very popular with companies these days and is a great alternative to the official ...