You'll probably want NodeBB to run in the foreground, and not pipe output to the log file, if you want to use forever or upstart.
node loader.js --no-silent --no-daemon will run production mode and leave output piping to stdout. It will also run in the foreground, which forever expects.
If you use app.js, you won't need --no-daemon, but you'll only be running one process.
is there a way to limit the registration per IP to avoid spam (manually registrations with fake emails)?
If a user has registered one account, he will not be able to register a second one with the same IP (optionally for X time)
Actually I don't see any antispam solution for node.js except yandex cleanweb which I saw somewhere.
On a side note, how are total users counted? Deleting users doesn't seem to lower the count just saying.
@Master Is this due to a plugin that messed up reputation settings? (@pichalite, I believe, summarised this issue for me)... if so, then it looks like a custom script has to be written to re-calculate user reputation points based off of post voting history.
Unfortunately, it is not something we can do for free (about $300 USD with proper testing, etc), so please contact us if you are interested.
Perhaps @exodo can alter his script to accommodate your request?