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The forums are up!

Post by TheCollector » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:03 pm

Hello folks,

Well the forum is up and running! I'll be honest and say that while everything seems to be working fine, I've never setup anything like this before, so techincal issues may very well arise... and I only hope I can muddle thru enough to fix anything that crops up.

Post your technical issues/questions here and I'll address them. If there is anyone out there familiar with phpBB and MySQL 5.0 databases that would be willing to help with any issues that crop up please PM me :D

Everyone else, enjoy the boards!



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Re: The forums are up!

Post by Tri » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:51 pm

Congratulations on the new forums! And, Holy crap, the theme you've chosen looks great. I hope these new forums thrive and grow.

By the way, when I registered, my language selection was limited to British English, which is odd since we're both North Americans. :)

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Re: The forums are up!

Post by Patrick » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:05 pm

Pretty fancy! Nice job, Tomas.

- Patrick

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Re: The forums are up!

Post by TheCollector » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:33 pm

Thanks Patrick and Tri,

Don't be shy in creating new topics and posting whatever you want here

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Post by jhanic » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:36 pm

Hi Tomas. Nice looking boards!

I do have one slight problem, though. Whenever I exit, then go back in, I still have to login, even though I've checked the box for an automatic login. What am I doing wrong?

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Post by TheCollector » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:06 pm

Thanks for the kind words John,

I have a similar problem, and I haven't figured out what's going on yet. I usualy use firefox and I wonder if it's handling the cookies in a different way. (although my settings seem fine).

I'll look at the phpBB boards and if I find anything useful I'll post it here.

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Post by TheCollector » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:02 pm

Well, I have a slight update on this. The forums are imbedded within my site via iframes, it seems that the tracking cookie will not pass itself when the referring page is imbedded into an iframe.

As far as a fix goes.... at this time I don't have one, but I'm looking into it. I suppose understanding the problem is half the battle.

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Post by TheCollector » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:59 pm

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 :cry: !

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.

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Post by jhanic » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:16 pm

Sounds good to me, Tomas. I don't pretend to understand the technicalities, but luckily you do!

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Post by TheCollector » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:00 am

jhanic wrote:Sounds good to me, Tomas. I don't pretend to understand the technicalities, but luckily you do!

John
Just Barely lol....on a relativly positive note, my inbox this morning had only 1 forum activiation pending (clearly a spam). That's down from 5-10 on a given morning.

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