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by thetgc
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum shows high traffic but Google Analytics does not?
Replies: 7
Views: 4289

Re: Forum shows high traffic but Google Analytics does not?

I was told by Amazon Web Services that it was an extra $20 per month :(
by thetgc
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum shows high traffic but Google Analytics does not?
Replies: 7
Views: 4289

Re: Forum shows high traffic but Google Analytics does not?

Yes but the only way to do that is with Cloudfare?
by thetgc
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum shows high traffic but Google Analytics does not?
Replies: 7
Views: 4289

Re: Forum shows high traffic but Google Analytics does not?

Thanks for the replies. Checked the logs and found it was Chinese scraper bots. Used this in the .htaccess as a starter and it has completely killed all that unwanted traffic...for now anyway and it is easy to update. Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGE...
by thetgc
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum shows high traffic but Google Analytics does not?
Replies: 7
Views: 4289

Forum shows high traffic but Google Analytics does not?

Got a bit of an odd situation which has cropped up recently. My forum has a genuine 30-40k visitors per month but over the last few weeks this figure has ballooned enormously. Where once I would see maybe 50-100 users online at any one time I am now seeing thousands (not registered users by the way)...
by thetgc
Sat May 25, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Extensions in Development
Topic: [3.2][RC] Topic Age Warning
Replies: 64
Views: 5983

Re: [3.2][RC] Topic Age Warning

Thanks David. Very much appreciated :)
by thetgc
Fri May 24, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Extensions in Development
Topic: [3.2][RC] Topic Age Warning
Replies: 64
Views: 5983

Re: [3.2][RC] Topic Age Warning

Any news on when the download will be available again? Seems like just the sort of extension I could do with on my forum :)
by thetgc
Thu May 23, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: Topic Age Warning and Thread Lock?
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Topic Age Warning and Thread Lock?

Need to find an extension that can give a warning when someone tries to post to and old thread and/or will auto lock that thread. There was an extension a few years ago which would have done exactly that but it is no longer supported and I doubt would work with 3.2. https://www.phpbb.com/customise/d...
by thetgc
Fri May 03, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Sharing images with posts - no longer working
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Sharing images with posts - no longer working

@ EA117 your a star. Problem solved! It was indeed as simple as group permissions. Bot's and Guests were not able to download attachments or view certain posts. So I put my hands up and say this one was "user error" on my part. Thanks all for your input. At least it lead to the solution even if it w...
by thetgc
Fri May 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Sharing images with posts - no longer working
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Sharing images with posts - no longer working

Certainly something may have changed with Facebook but then it would also have had to change with Twitter and LinkedIn because sharing images to those networks no longer works either so my money is on something that changed in phpbb.
by thetgc
Fri May 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Sharing images with posts - no longer working
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Sharing images with posts - no longer working

Thanks for the input and suggestions. Just to be clear. I am not taking the url generated from the extension. I am simply copying the url of the post so it has nothing to do with the extension. All the extension is doing is taking the existing url and "posting" it to whatever social media you have c...
by thetgc
Fri May 03, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Sharing images with posts - no longer working
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Sharing images with posts - no longer working

No, you can take the url from any phpbb post that contains an image on any site and put that into Facebook's debugger tool here: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/sharing/ and it will scrape that url for images. You usually need to do it twice for the image to show but once it does it mean...
by thetgc
Fri May 03, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Sharing images with posts - no longer working
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Sharing images with posts - no longer working

It is an issue with the extension as that is what is putting the images there. The problem may have be caused by a change within the core of phpBB but you will need to obtain support for this in the support topic of the extension. Ok but Facebook Debugger is not using the extension. It is scraping ...
by thetgc
Fri May 03, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Sharing images with posts - no longer working
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Sharing images with posts - no longer working

I am currently using phpbb version 3.2.6 but this problem started with the previous update. Up until then I had been successfully using an extension called 'Social Sharing w/Dyanmic Opengraph Tags' which lets you put buttons at the bottom of posts for people to share to FB, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. No...
by thetgc
Wed May 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Not able to log in anymore after update to 3.2.6
Replies: 47
Views: 3783

Re: Not able to log in anymore after update to 3.2.6

I agree it is not an ideal solution but none of the edits worked and I cannot afford to have my forum members not be able to log in. It is an important forum in my niche so that quick and easy solution will work for now. Hopefully when the next phpbb update comes there won't be any issues like this ...
by thetgc
Wed May 01, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Not able to log in anymore after update to 3.2.6
Replies: 47
Views: 3783

Re: Not able to log in anymore after update to 3.2.6

Thanks for all the help and info so far. Managed to get it up and running again using the suggestion by huggle in this thread: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=556&t=2510241 I replaced the following 3.2.6 files with their respective 3.2.5 predecessors: styles/prosilver/template/login_...

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