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by alvo
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: How to stop guests from adding to topic view counts?
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

Re: How to stop guests from adding to topic view counts?

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: hmmmm, seems I touched a nerve there with the comment about children.
Apparently you did. Maybe he's just a kid as well? He's good at projecting anyway. Too bad he refused to post a link to his forum. It probably would have been quite amusing to visit it.

Thanks, Robert2017. It was a fun read.
by alvo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Require location in profile for posting
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Require location in profile for posting

I have run my forum for 20 years. It started allowing guest posting, but that when away after a coupe of years when spammers started showing up in large numbers. From then it has been a battle against the spam bots and I have finally hit upon a combination that works well. I get maybe one or two pos...
by alvo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: How to stop guests from adding to topic view counts?
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

Re: How to stop guests from adding to topic view counts?

One other thought: Ignore it. If it really is a troll, they will tire of doing it after awhile.
by alvo
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: How to stop guests from adding to topic view counts?
Replies: 18
Views: 1253

Re: How to stop guests from adding to topic view counts?

Just remove the post count display in the index page (comment it out in the template). It's extraneous information anyway. If you use the "hot topic" icon, replace it with the regular icon. I don't know why you would think that something this trivial would be written into the script. Is it part of a...
by alvo
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: finally migrated to mybb here is my 2 cents
Replies: 7
Views: 1910

Re: finally migrated to mybb here is my 2 cents

I've only used phpbb and vBulletin recently, so can only speak to the two. Generally they suffer from a lack of usability testing. vBulletin is the worse of the two for instinctive use. The pbpbb ACP is a mess, but I dig through it. I'm more concerned with the user side experience. I run a very simp...
by alvo
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Require location in profile for posting
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Require location in profile for posting

The mod on question is Spam Hammer , a version created for phpbb that never made it out of beta. Its best feature it it allows filtering of posts to exclude URLs and Email addresses, causing bot submissions to fail. Coupled with moderator approval of the first post, absolutely no spam has gotten thr...
by alvo
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Require location in profile for posting
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Require location in profile for posting

I think my best option is to drop this idea altogether. According to the upgrade information, moving to 3.2 will mean losing my custom style and the mod that has keep my forum spam free for the past decade.

Since I have a dedicated server, I can simply elect not to change to php 7.
by alvo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Require location in profile for posting
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Require location in profile for posting

Where? User and Groups > Custom profile fields Reads "No items yet" So I assume you mean I need to create a new field. OK. So will this mean I will then have two locations displayed? There is already one location field existing in phpbb. I realise I keep asking the same question, I haven't gotten an...
by alvo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Require location in profile for posting
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Require location in profile for posting

The phpbb default is that a user may select to add their location in the User Control Panel > Profile. It's not something that you can select to be required input when somebody registers. I want a new user to select a user name, choose a password, and enter their location to become a member. The loc...
by alvo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Require location in profile for posting
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Require location in profile for posting

Thank you for your reply. Is phpbb_location what is used in the profile now? If it is, will creating a field with that name in Users and Groups > Custom profile fields overwrite what is already been entered my members? If it's not, will the uses that have entered location information already then ha...
by alvo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Require location in profile for posting
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Require location in profile for posting

I would like to add a requirement of having a location in a member profile before someone can post. This would be automatic. If the field is blank, they would get an error message telling them to add a location. If the field is filled in, posting would be normal.
by alvo
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Viewing uploaded image in original size
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Viewing uploaded image in original size

No mater what number I enter (9999 to 0), clicking on a thumbnail image always displayed a maximum 1200 px wide image. If I upload a 5400 px image, the largest I can view is 1200 px. How do I get it to display the uploaded image in the original size instead?
by alvo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: can not delete "shadow topic"
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: can not delete "shadow topic"

If you can't access the link, visit the actual topic, then move it without a shadow to the page with the shadow. That will replace the shadow with the actual topic, which you are then free to move again, without the shadow.
by alvo
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Registration of new members
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Registration of new members

That's too many not to be bots. Make sure you enable the requirement to have a moderator approve their first post. Then you can look at their post, their IP, their email and such and learn about them. Banning IP addresses is a poor choice. It's ineffective and you may ban legitimate users in the fut...

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