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by alvo
Fri May 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Registered user can be online at the same time at diffenet devices?
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Registered user can be online at the same time at diffenet devices?

The internet is stateless. A browser sends a request to the server for a page, the server returns that page and disconnects. The only way the server keeps track of users is via cookies. Connecting with two different devices will always result in sequential connections, so it doesn't matter whether i...
by alvo
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Viewing uploaded image in original size
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Viewing uploaded image in original size

Sorry I bothered you.
by alvo
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Viewing uploaded image in original size
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Viewing uploaded image in original size

Images are always 1200px max, regardless of the number I input. I've tried 0 and I've tried 9999 and the results are the same.
by alvo
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Viewing uploaded image in original size
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Viewing uploaded image in original size

Where is the 1200 limit coming from? Since changing to a larger number doesn't affect the image side, it must be somewhere else.
by alvo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Forum has chugged along for years-Now error when users try to log in.
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Forum has chugged along for years-Now error when users try to log in.

Did you run a repair routine on the database? Especially if you're running close to max server resources, you might have errors creep in.
by alvo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Correct Way to Place Google AdSense Code in phpBB 3.2.7
Replies: 16
Views: 1747

Re: Correct Way to Place Google AdSense Code in phpBB 3.2.7

There is a potential issue with this. AdSense requires that ads only appear on pages with content. The intermediate page you see when you submit a post ("your post was submitted successfully") Google considers as not being content and is in violation with their TOS.
by alvo
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: What kind of server are you using for your forums?
Replies: 14
Views: 3033

Re: What kind of server are you using for your forums?

I started with a shared server, but it took up too much server resources and I had to go to a VPS. I then ended up having to upgrade RAM a couple of times. I now have a dedicated server with an Intel Xeon GS-1220 processor, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SSD DRIVE. It serves about 5 million pages a month without i...
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: 2770

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: 701

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: 2770

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: 2770

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...
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: 11176

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: 701

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: 701

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.

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