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by Darth Wong
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: 3.2 has more trouble with bots than 3.1?
Replies: 0
Views: 173

3.2 has more trouble with bots than 3.1?

Ever since upgrading to 3.2, I'm finding that Google and Bing bots can bring down my forum with "Too many connections [1040]" MySQLi errors. I don't know why it's worse with 3.2 than it was before. Maybe it's because I wasn't using the MySQLi extension before? I dunno. But my forum is going down con...
by Darth Wong
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: How to block an IP?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: How to block an IP?

Well, I was talking about modifying the .htaccess file that comes with phpbb. When I put the same thing into a blank file, it works fine, but when I try to stick it into the .htaccess file that comes with phpbb, it causes a server config error.
by Darth Wong
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: How to block an IP?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

How to block an IP?

I can't figure out how to block an IP address in Apache. I'm getting some kind of DOS attack from one IP address. The .htaccess file that comes with phpbb has a bunch of directives, and when I add the following code to it, I get a server config error: <Directory "/var/www/html"> Require all granted ...
by Darth Wong
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: [3.1.x] Support Forum
Topic: Tried to change DB name, software still looks for old name
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Tried to change DB name, software still looks for old name

Oh wait, I get it: some of the tables are InnoDB for some reason.
by Darth Wong
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: [3.1.x] Support Forum
Topic: Tried to change DB name, software still looks for old name
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Tried to change DB name, software still looks for old name

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, after clearing the cache, now it says: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ] Table 'testbed.phpbb_ext' doesn't exist in engine [1932] An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists. Does mysqlhotcopy not work a...
by Darth Wong
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: [3.1.x] Support Forum
Topic: Tried to change DB name, software still looks for old name
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Tried to change DB name, software still looks for old name

Hi, I tried copying my forum to a different server and changing the database name from the default "phpbb3" to something else. I changed the DB name in MySQL, and I changed it in config.php. But when I try to browse the board, it says: General Error SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ] Unknown database 'phpbb3' [10...
by Darth Wong
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: U_BOARD set incorrectly
Replies: 2
Views: 295

U_BOARD set incorrectly

Support Request Template What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.0.10 What is your board's URL? http://bbs.stardestroyer.net Who do you host your board with? Self-hosted How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com Is your board a fresh install or a conversion? Up...
by Darth Wong
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: first there was dark matter, then there was dark energy
Replies: 16
Views: 20784

Re: first there was dark matter, then there was dark energy

I was always taught just the opposite, that gravity was a strong force that controlled the movements of pretty much everything in the universe. It is why the moon orbits the Earth, why the planets revolve around the sun, and pretty much controls the movements of every celestial body. Even the stars...
by Darth Wong
Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: should Girl Guides pledge devotion to God?
Replies: 2
Views: 8513

Re: should Girl Guides pledge devotion to God?

I wonder if "noth" doesn't have particularly sound reasoning for his position, hence the reluctance to state this reasoning (or even the position). In any case, if Girl Guides want to be a religious organization, they should be shorn of any public assistance, government money, use of government faci...
by Darth Wong
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Facebook security "new measures"
Replies: 3
Views: 6669

Re: Facebook security "new measures"

I always find it amusing that people are so free with things like birthdays and employers on Facebook, when birthdays and employment history are two of the questions that banks will ask to confirm your identity.
by Darth Wong
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: first there was dark matter, then there was dark energy
Replies: 16
Views: 20784

Re: first there was dark matter, then there was dark energy

I wish they wouldn't resort to such absurdly over-the-top headlines in order to grab peoples' attention. Even if turned out that such "dark flows" exist, it wouldn't mean that everything we know about the universe is wrong. It would just mean that there's a new phenomenon out there which we didn't k...
by Darth Wong
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Occupy Wallstreet
Replies: 12
Views: 6828

Re: Occupy Wallstreet

and there you have the absolute, uncompromising difference between liberals and conservatives. both sides can provide all the theories in the world to "prove" their case but never, ever convince the other side they are wrong. sounds sort of like a conversation about religion doesn't it? :D luck rob...
by Darth Wong
Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Occupy Wallstreet
Replies: 12
Views: 6828

Re: Occupy Wallstreet

and guess what, that top 1 percent also pay a little over 40% of the income taxes that the government collects. I would hope so, since they have over 40% of the wealth. But they pay a much lower proportion of payroll taxes and consumption taxes, and more of their income is passive (ie- from investm...
by Darth Wong
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saudi Arabia SUED for 'funding 9/11 attacks'
Replies: 6
Views: 3556

Re: Saudi Arabia SUED for 'funding 9/11 attacks'

How could anyone sue a country? It has been done before, but it seems to get nowhere every time it happens. I believe native groups have successfully won lawsuits against governments here in North America. Of course, the occasional small victory hardly makes up for centuries of land theft and genoc...
by Darth Wong
Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Largest forum you've managed?
Replies: 31
Views: 132561

Re: Largest forum you've managed?

My own board has been up since 2002, and it has 3179874 posts as of this moment, and 4929 users. The very high ratio of posts to users is in large part due to the fact that I periodically delete zero-post users.

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