My experiment with forum tech continues.
I had to burn the TLD where I was running the prototype; it was a target for every Russian spambot that has ever been invented.
Clever tech, those Russian spambots; self-registering as users, even though I had switched that functionality off.
I can’t figure out how the ‘bots achieved that level of ability. It’s obviously down to some kind of a database hack, but how did they keep overriding an administrative permission base?
But the experiment lives on. Just not there.