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by ChrisRLG
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Hidden Forum Thread?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Hidden Forum Thread?

If you need to see a working example of that, check out my malware removal board (link in my signature) - all the website pages (links at top of pages) are posts from inside such 'hidden' forums, including the MWR University page which will NOT show the post without being registered and logged into ...
by ChrisRLG
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Upgrading to 3.0.7 frm 3.0.5 without loosing current mods an
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Upgrading to 3.0.7 frm 3.0.5 without loosing current mod

Something to consider for the future is an update 'complexity ratio'. What I use as a complexity ratio is (standard) x (number of Mods +1) x (number of non-standard styles +1) For updating a standard install with no mods or stiles you would have = 1 x 1 x 1 = 1 complexity. if you have just a few Mod...
by ChrisRLG
Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: One-Click Installations
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: One-Click Installations

JetWash wrote:I am just disappointed is all
Your disappointment should be directed to whom supplied your software in the state you received it - your hosting company.
by ChrisRLG
Mon May 17, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: how to protect my phpbb forum from potential hackers
Replies: 12
Views: 2665

Re: how to protect my phpbb forum from potential hackers

For those who might like to use SFTP to replace FTP here is a link to a blog article with the 'how to' info for the client side. http://malwareremoval.com/wp/vista/164/ ... -a-how-to/

All my servers have been set up to only use SFTP for over the last 3 years.
by ChrisRLG
Mon May 17, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: how to protect my phpbb forum from potential hackers
Replies: 12
Views: 2665

Re: how to protect my phpbb forum from potential hackers

Just like with MS Windows installations, a 'hack' will come in via any known vulnerability. EG a vulnerability in a PDF reader can infect your windows XP machine. For servers it can be from vulnerabilities in the op system itself, the added 'server' software such as PHP, apache, MySQL etc, the hosti...
by ChrisRLG
Mon May 17, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: v3.0.8
Replies: 55
Views: 5028

Re: v3.0.8

No - that is not quite right. This is my 'laymans' version of how it works. 3.0.x are 'maintenance' releases for the current version. 3.1.x is the next version - using mostly the current codebase. 4.0.x is the next almost complete re-write version. You can expect quite a few maintenance releases to ...
by ChrisRLG
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Putting google ads in other subdomain while using phpBB
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Putting google ads in other subdomain while using phpBB

Hi You can do what you want with the phpBB software - subject to the licence it has in the package - it would not effect what you can do elsewhere on your domain. Please note - this is the second time we have removed links which were not required within your posts - please note links which are not f...
by ChrisRLG
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: What is a reasonable avatar file size limit?
Replies: 2
Views: 2095

Re: What is a reasonable avatar file size limit?

Hmmm. I allow 100 x 100 px on some and 120 x 120 px on others. File size itself is not restricted. Server drive size is not normally an isssue where the distortion of the forum page might be. The problem of page refresh or download time for visitors/members is not just avatars - but also signature g...
by ChrisRLG
Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Is phpBB the right application for me ???
Replies: 14
Views: 1173

Re: Is phpBB the right application for me ???

One other option for you is the blog type software which I feel is perhaps more targetted to do what you are asking for. Forums are typically for multi authors who are also readers. They are designed for interaction between the posters within the topic of choice. Blogs are typically witten by one (o...
by ChrisRLG
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TPI - Forum ratio
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: TPI - Forum ratio

I don't think a single type of 'statistic' is very useful to 'grade' forums. They would depend on what the forum is about as to how that statistic could be interpreted. Take a discussion type forum, and the higher the number of posts per member the better. Take a help site where 'hopefully' the user...
by ChrisRLG
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in 3.0.5 and Lower [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 586
Views: 172004

Re: Preventing Spam in 3.0 [*Read First Post*]

thier is no bug in the custom profile fields - if you have them set up correctly so they are required with a default which is invalid they should work.

However the simple yes/no one will be answered by bots 50% of the time right ;)

So you need to use the number version which it will find harder.
by ChrisRLG
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Custom BBCode Development and Requests
Topic: Custom BBCodes [Deprecated]
Replies: 3998
Views: 848730

Re: Custom BBCodes

I'm new to all this, but would it be possible to make one that allows HTML? Something like this: [html]{TEXT}[/html] HTML Replacement {TEXT} ------ It is posible but IT IS VERRY DANGEROUS THATS WHY IT WAS TAKEN OUT OF PHPBB3 If you search you should find a few eairlyer in this thread BE WARNED HTML...
by ChrisRLG
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: CAPTCHA useless?
Replies: 56
Views: 3193

Re: CAPTCHA useless?

Geed wrote:I made it so that users had to check their emails to register, and that seemed to fix many problems.
Bots can do that easy - so that is no help to stop them registering.
by ChrisRLG
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Styles Support & Discussion
Topic: Forum Looks Different In Internet Explorer
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Forum Looks Different In Internet Explorer

this is what I see with IE7

The 'corner' and edges of the boxes are distorted. Particularly on the right hand side.
by ChrisRLG
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Styles Support & Discussion
Topic: Forum Looks Different In Internet Explorer
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Forum Looks Different In Internet Explorer

This looks like a style issue - I will move this topic to the styles support and discussion forum.

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