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Re: Forum Software switch again, back to phpBB

Unread post by Jason » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:44 pm

So where's the new forum Jason!?
I've been busy, busy working... really, seriously :shock: Last month and this month have been crazy! but it will settle down over the next couple of weeks. Need to work hard to pay Tax fingers01

My priority list is:
  • 1) Forum switch to phpBB, eta 29 August - 4 September
  • 2) New website, eta 4 - 18 September(this actually won't take long as I will be using an open source CMS I work with ALL the time so this will actually take bugger all time, 6 years in the making no_02)
  • 3) Flash mini-game, eta help01
There you go, for the first time ever in 6 years I give you some dates. Some of you may have a heart attack when I actually do the work. Might even give myself one out of shock funny01

Any way, back to work... deadlines, clients etc etc.
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Re: Forum Software switch again, back to phpBB

Unread post by Jason » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:44 am

The forum switch will happen today or tomorrow sometime. The forums won't be down for long, hopefully not much more than an hour.

And sorry for the downtime lately my webhost has become rather shit. I'll be looking to change webhosts with-in the next 3 months but we'll see how it goes. Let me know if you notice the forums are down often.

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Alright too tired at the moment to do it but will do it... tomorrow, Tuesday morning... in about 12-20 hours? thup01
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Re: Forum Software switch again, back to phpBB

Unread post by Jason » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:06 am

Holy shit ey grin01, completely different! Any issues, or even if you have a feature suggestion or just don't like a part of the styling then let me know either here or by email (info (at) jasonbatten.com).

You'll probably need to update your password and timezone, sorry about that.

You can add images, files and embed videos etc. have fun thup01

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Unread post by betteryouthanme » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:41 am

Well done Jason. Looks great!
Hopefully spawn spam :lol: attacks are history by now.

But every post has to be approved by a moderator before it's getting published? Maybe that's a setting you could change.
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Unread post by Jason » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:11 am

Sorry about that, permissions are setup correctly now (I think). Sadly the new board has already been attacked by spammers angry01

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Unread post by betteryouthanme » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:20 am

Jason wrote:Sadly the new board has already been attacked by spammers angry01
Now that was fast. You tried reCAPTCHA? Maybe StopForumSpam or Botscout could be helpful too.

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Unread post by Jason » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:22 am

Yeah I'm looking into a few mods now, thanks for the suggestions thup01

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Unread post by JonnySniper » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:21 am

Looks very good! thup01

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Unread post by MTH » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:13 am

Good work Jason thup01

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Unread post by Duke0196 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:12 am

Nice work mate. thup01

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Re: Forum Software switch again, back to phpBB

Unread post by Duke0196 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:23 am

Duke0196 wrote:Nice work mate. thup01
Forgot to mention that the 'blank screen and need to refresh after login" problem in my Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:18 pm is no longer an issue. Yea!!

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Unread post by Jason » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:00 am

Glad to hear it, the forum software completely changed so all previous issues should be resolved. New ones may come up though but from what I have seen and heard phpBB3 is pretty good. I seemed to have sorted the spam bot issue for now as well, just added a custom form field to the sign up process, no need for any mods. Couple of styling issues I'd like to resolve as well.

The file attachment upload limits are:
16 mbs for one upload, you can attach 3 per post. If you need more space let me know.
2 mbs for private messages and you can only add one.

Now to start on the website! I'll probably get the basics of the website up rather quickly but adding content will take a while. I've missed adding a lot of downloads over the years :oops: there is so much back logged.

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Re: Forum Software switch again, back to phpBB

Unread post by Duke0196 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:55 pm

I noticed one big difference ... at least, for me. You can no longer see the recent posts without logging in.

Under the old setup, I could do a quick check and see the recent posts without logging in. Posts were shown for all forums (i.e., General Discussion, H&D Classic, H&D2, etc).

Currently, you have to log-in to see the recent / new posts.

- Without logging-in ... there are two options ... "View unanswered posts" and "View active topics."
-- View unanswered posts: Comes back with 146 matches (at the time of writing this).
-- View active topics: Comes back with "No suitable matches were found" even if you request "All results." It will, however, provide a list if you tell it to "jump to" a specific forum (i.e., General Discussion, etc.).

- Logging-in ... there are the above two options plus "View unread posts" plus "View new posts."
-- View unanswered posts: Same as above
-- View unread posts: As stated - able to see what I haven't previously viewed
-- View new posts: Essentially the "recent posts" capability I mentioned above.
-- View active topics: Same as above

I do not know if this is a "new" security aspect but I'm all for security on our board. I am a member of a Spanish forum which is similar in concept. While it will let you see the recent "Topic" without logging-in ... you must log-in to actually see the posts. Links provided as examples ...

http://1936.mi-web.es/index.html
http://1936.mi-web.es/portal/portal_rec ... nt_days=14

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Re: Forum Software switch again, back to phpBB

Unread post by Jason » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:33 am

Interesting, the other board you visit uses a MOD called Portal XL which has a whole bunch of interesting functionality. I'll have a play with it on my local machine to see what it all does :cool:

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Re: Forum Software switch again, back to phpBB

Unread post by Duke0196 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:01 pm

No worries. Glad to be of service to our webmaster extraordinaire. :grin:

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