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    Hey guys, my forum has been invaded by robots. We get about 20 per day signing up. Obviously i welcome the hits to the forum, but its getting annoying. Will banning their IP stop them from doing it? Or do i need to upgrade?

    Second question, IF i do upgrade, will i lose the custom skins i currently have to the forum.

    Many thanks


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    Upgrade to 3.6.4 then ready this:

    How to Reduce Spam and Registration Bots

    Upgrading will always overwrite any hacks or changes you made to the vB files. Upgrading will not overwrite any add-ons through Plugins, although you may find that your plugins will need to be updat
    ed to work with the latest version of vB.

    Also upgrading will not overwrite custom templates. Nonetheless you should seriously consider reverting any updated templates to get the full advantage of all bug fixes and improvements.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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