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Old 4th June 2011
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Default forum history, bsdforums and spammers

hey all,

not sure what the history of this site is but i recall posting on a forum at bsdforums.org back in the day. wtf happened to that site? it appears that it was gobbled by this one. only thread i could find was

thread 710 (apparently i cannot post urls...)

based on that it appeared to have gone down sometime in 2008. this makes me feel old. for a minute i thought this was a continuation of that forum but it appears it was a competitor.

based on the thread referenced above i am to understand it got swamped by spammers. when i registered for this forum i noticed the controls on new accounts were pretty serious. am i right to say that captchas etc are insufficient to stop these spammers nowadays?

in general i'd be interested to hear a bit about the history of this forum.

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