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Comments March 31, 2008

Where Do Spammers Come From?

Filed under: phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 10:54 am CommentsComments (3) 

I released a post yesterday that showed some statistics about “when” my registration spammers make their attempts. I didn’t talk much about where they come from. When I started looking at that, I found something quite interesting. More…

Major Milestones for BOB

Filed under: phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 2:01 am Comments Off 

BOB is the nickname of my largest phpBB2 board (it’s short for Business Objects Board in case you were at all interested.) BOB has been around since June of 2002 and is the reason I got involved with phpBB2 in the first place. We hit three milestones, and all within the same month.

In March of 2008 we:

  • Accumulated our 400,000th post
  • Registered our 30,000th member
  • Had our first day of over 86,400 page views

All of this happened before the weekend. On the weekend my weekly cron job removed about a hundred users that had registered but never activated, and I removed several hundred posts during a major board upgrade. That just means that we’ll get to hit both of those landmark numbers a second time. 8-)

Oh, and if you don’t get why having 86,400 page views during a single 24 hour period is important, well, you’ll just have to figure it out. :-P

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