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- Location: Awakening
Because of all bots harassing the forum, I daily remove about 5-20 new bot-members, and in many cases it's not possible to tell if it's a bot or not so a few non-bots may be removed too - I've decided to simply remove all new member applications. Instead, if you want to join the forum, send a PM on Discord to Kenabil and tell which username or email you will use.
I've tried many plugins and settings to block bots, but none of them seem to work, and so PHPBB isn't a very good forum in this regard. It's possible we may replace this forum with a more bot proof one. Once a bot manages to get through they can spam hundreds of messages in short time, and the "delete all messages from a user" function doesn't always work, which means each post has to be deleted one by one, it's tedious.