Hey guys, for those that care, the forum has been updated from 3.0.0 to 3.0.4
Note to anyone doing this, DO NOT overwrite your config.php file or your 10 minute upgrade will turn into a few hours over at the support forums
Also, I found out that the spammers have cracked the CAPTCHA visual confirmation that phpBB uses as part of the registration (that's the box with random letters you need to type in when you register the account for the first time) This is why the boards have suddenly been getting tons of spam accounts.
I made two seperate modifcations, one that updates to a different CAPTCHA that hasn't been cracked another that stops the majority of BOTs from accessing the registration page in the first place.
I'm going to keep new registrations as needing "admin" aproval thru the end of the week. if I notice the spam accounts have gone I'll turn new account activation back to "user" approval just like it was before.