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by brainsys
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Registration Form - Adding existing profile fields
Replies: 35
Views: 3194

Re: Registration Form - Adding existing profile fields

I have just applied the codes to prosilver/3.0.2 using PFE.

The input field appears in the reg form, I do not get an error but nothing appears in the user_from field in the database.
by brainsys
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: PHPBB 2.0.23 causing Apache problem?
Replies: 2
Views: 258

PHPBB 2.0.23 causing Apache problem?

I had a WHM/cPanel dedicated server with around a hundred domains. It ran perfectly up to a couple of months ago. Then Apache started failing. Didn't affect anything else so a restart sorted. Could not work out what might be the cause. Then, for other reasons, I transferred my two main PHPBB fora to...
by brainsys
Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linked Image Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: Linked Image Copyright

ChrisG - with greatest respect this is the area of non-specific phpBB discussion. The questions affects most Forums whether phpBB or other. However, it is relevant to most phpBB moderators because they run phpBB and the way phpBB integrates third party images. Where else would be a better fit? Re le...
by brainsys
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linked Image Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: Linked Image Copyright

You misunderstand. The images are usually on the server of the poster so he has given himself permission to link. And what if it is just expressed as a normal hyperlink? Two people claim copyright. The image is not on our servers - only the link. Does the copyright holder (whoever that may be) have ...
by brainsys
Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linked Image Copyright
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Linked Image Copyright

Like most phpBB sys admins I allow (nay encourage) posters to include links to their images to illustrate their posts. These appear inline and to the casual observer appear to be part of the Forum although, of course they are being downloaded from another server. I have had two recent cases where th...
by brainsys
Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: phpBB in the news here in New Zealand
Replies: 22
Views: 2429

nofollow is a snake-oil concept that relies on all search engines not following the links that have this in the tag. If a spammer can get listed in one, then that is more than good enough for them Do you have evidence for this? http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2005/05/23/nofollow-revisited/ Negative...
by brainsys
Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: phpBB in the news here in New Zealand
Replies: 22
Views: 2429

Absolutely. Even Microsoft accept their responsibility by now building in defaults so the average joe's system gets updated automatically. All I asked for was that in future versions there was a default inactivation when it was a couple of versions out of date. All capable of being overidden of cou...
by brainsys
Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: phpBB in the news here in New Zealand
Replies: 22
Views: 2429

phpBB is unsafe unless it is kept up to date. *Any* software is unsafe unless it is kept up to date. Any forum, OS, application, etc. Absolutely. Even Microsoft accept their responsibility by now building in defaults so the average joe's system gets updated automatically. All I asked for was that i...
by brainsys
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: phpBB in the news here in New Zealand
Replies: 22
Views: 2429

Well I'm going to make myself unpopular by agreeing with iServe. phpBB is unsafe unless it is kept up to date. Its a spammers' gift unless you put in mods to stop it. The refusal by the phpBB team to put in simple preventative measures to minimise both these issues makes it a threat to the server. W...
by brainsys
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: Phantom Moderator?
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Phantom Moderator?

I am the only admin/moderator for a particular 2.0.20 board. An inconsequential posting of several paragraphs was tonight reduced to one line. The poster naturally assumed it was me who did it. No other instance of unknown editing is known of. It wasn't me and wasn't him (no edit is recorded). I hav...
by brainsys
Thu May 25, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: Someone copied my site - Legal/copyright questions
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Guessing that you don't want to feather a lawyer's nest - there is a chance you can get the site taken down by the hosting company. You can usually find out who this is by looking at http://whois.sc/domain.com (where domain.com = the forum domain). Go to the hoster's site and check out their AUP. It...
by brainsys
Thu May 25, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: What is actually being done against phpbb spam?
Replies: 68
Views: 12491

I am too scared to update my version from 2.0.17 to 2.0.20 for fear of breaking any of my mods. Your users are not all programmers! You scare me more than the spammers! Keeping standard forums up to date is testing for many non-programmers. I have been programming machine code since 1964 and I don'...
by brainsys
Wed May 24, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: spamers
Replies: 10
Views: 5363

by som reason i can't block any email adresses, it says that the banlist is updated but there is no adresses on the list afterword. You cannot ban *.ru from Control Panel. You can ban *@mail.ru, *@bk.ru etc. If you want to ban a whole TLD then you have to inject the record directly into the databas...
by brainsys
Wed May 24, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: Weird registrations
Replies: 17
Views: 1578

pentapenguin wrote: if someone really wants to sign up, he or she can sign up for a free Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo address which could be used instead.

When I banned mail.ru & bk.ru - the same spammers quickly moved to .com free email accounts. You have to find another way ...
by brainsys
Wed May 24, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: 2.0.x Discussion
Topic: Anti-Spam Thread!
Replies: 738
Views: 249228

Re: You might want to know about "forum poster"

Their website is ht tp : // fp. icontool. com/ -scrambled to avoid any benefit to the unscrupulous rascals ! This site is run out of a Texas based outfit called thePlanet.com. This server, according to whois.sc, has 80 odd other sites. A random sample all show the registrants to be Chinese. The sit...

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