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New EasyOS forum

July 14, 2020 — BarryK

I posted a couple of days ago about the new EasyOS forum:

There were teething issues. I tried different forums available via the "Installatron" at my host, phpBB, FluxBB, MyBB, Simple Machines, Vanilla Forum and XMB Forum. MyBB came out on top, with superb registration security, ease and sophistication of configuration, and very fast.

So, the MyBB forum is now up:

Maybe I have gone overboard with registration security, but I have had bad experiences in the past, when hosting a forum. I also had a blog that allowed comments, and suffered from a repeated spamming.

For this new forum, your email address and ip address get checked against the StopForumSpam database, there is a CAPTCHA, and a simple question to answer. On top of that, email validation is required.

StopForumSpam is explained here:

I have configured MyBB to use it to check for email address and IP address in the StopForumSpam database when you register. 

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