I run a forum where we discuss open source book scanning technology. Many users visit only occasionally. In a recent update, PHPBB enabled a feature called "Auto User Pruning", and it deleted users who had not logged in for 24 months. Two Thousand Users were deleted. It did not delete their posts, and their account names are still attached to their posts.
me restore these users from my database backups or via some other method.
posted by fake
on Mar 3, 2014 -
I'm part of a 25-member private message board. We've been using pHpBB for years, hosted on one of our members' private website, but her space is limited and we have periodic issues with the database crashing as a result. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by something something
on Jun 29, 2012 -
I'm looking to set up a calendar on a phpBB3 based company forum and would love some recommendations. Preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by Gygesringtone
on Nov 1, 2011 -
Looking for a forum chat mod that integrates with the database. Preferably one for PHPBB3.0.7-PL1, but willing to consider other forum software if the mod works well! [more inside]
posted by royalsong
on Jun 21, 2010 -
Forum software questions. (1) As a user, which type of forum software (vBulletin, phpBB, SMF, other) do you like best from in terms of usability? (2) If you're an admin, which forum software do you like best, having tried at least a few types? (3) Which forum software is considered to be most/least resistant to spambots and spammers? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic
on Jun 18, 2009 -
I have a phpBB forum. I want to add a multi-user blog on the same sate as this forum. The catch is that I want the comments on the blog posts to instead become forum topics automagically. In other words, rather than commenting on the blog itself, they'd be commenting on an auto-created forum post. [more inside]
posted by vraxoin
on Aug 18, 2008 -
Can you help me find and install a script that will hide posts from certain users on a phpBB 2 forum? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van
on Aug 7, 2007 -
I'm running a PhPBB forum. Spammers have found it. Mysterious strangers selling vigorous blue pills popped up from nowhere.
Now I need to build something that will prevent spammers from polluting it. Is there a silver bullet that prevents all spammers from ever posting on PHPBB forums ? (I know, but I'm an eternal optimistic).
Any antispam mods that has been successfullyt tested someone would like to recommend ?
Thanks in adavance.
posted by Baud
on Nov 20, 2006 -
I need pointers to Web forum packages (phpBB, SMF, vBulletin, etc) that go easy on CPU/mysql resources. I have shared hosting on Dreamhost and poor performance (2-3 minute pageloads, for example) are starting to become a serious issue. [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten
on Aug 4, 2006 -
I accidentally deleted my phpBB admin account while attempting to delete myself as a user, now I can't admin my own forum! What now? [more inside]
posted by RoseovSharon
on Jun 16, 2006 -
Is there a phpBB mod that allows the admin to customise the content of the email users get upon signing up?
posted by By The Grace of God
on Apr 12, 2006 -
I want to install phpBB on my website, but I have a basic question to which I haven't been able to find the answer yet. If I am using a MySQL database behind MT for my weblog, can I install phpBB on the same database and assume it will just build additional tables in MySQL? Or does it require a completely separate database that would be addressed differently? [more inside]
posted by mikel
on Aug 27, 2005 -
XMB -> phpBB
. A forum I'm on is trying to convert, but the available converter scripts aren't up to date. Anybody do this? Anybody know anyone who has? [more inside]
posted by dhartung
on Jan 3, 2005 -
phpBB, Invision, etc., are all great forum systems. The main drawback, for me, is that they all seem so bloated and cluttered. Statistics, rankings, avatars, signatures, etc., all seem to get in the way of actual content. Are there any good, robust, flexible, but more lightweight message board systems out there?
posted by oissubke
on Dec 19, 2003 -