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    Community Discussion Groups Have Been Disabled

    So there is this functionality in vBulletin that allowed users to create their own discussion groups. Unfortunately, spammers discovered it on these forums and I did not. As a result posts to groups were not being moderated and spammers were flooding them with their crap. I have now disabled and deleted all groups and their posts.

    Damn spammers anyways.
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    Honestly, if the spammers hadn't taken it over I probably never would have known that feature even existed! I don't think it would have provided much benefit anyway, so cutting it off is a good move.

    On a semi-related note, I notice the 'ForumBot' hasn't posted anything in about 2 months, has that been disabled as well, or is there just nothing happening with SimCity these days?
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    I haven't checked in on this forum for a couple of weeks. I have returned to simcity 4 though, so yay nerdyness!

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    I turned off ForumBot because it got annoying. If I could have kept its posts out of the "what's new" timelines and its posts were only mentioned in that one forum I would have left it running. As it was, however, ForumBot was burying everyone else's posts.
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    I wasn't a big fan of ForumBot for that very reason. I definitely approve of your decision to turn it off.

    Yup. It's all spammers and hackers in the forums these days. It seems that the longer a forum is up and running, the more those types of "undesirables" seem to frequent it.
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