I am really sorry to my forum members, but I have had to lock our forum. Managing the spam has become a full Job and I just don’t have the time.
phpbb is a good tool, but fighting the spam and keeping it all up and running is a full time job. Even a little bit of spam is making me feel bad that with my experience, I can’t permanently win the battle against the spammers.
I’m looking at what I can do to combat spam and streamline the server admin tasks and will provide a update soon.