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by alvo
Sat May 21, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: "Forbidden" Error
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: "Forbidden" Error

It was a mod_security issue my web host corrected.

Thanks for the link to the 3.0.11 upgrade page. I looked around the site for it, but couldn't find a link to anything other than 3.1.x

The toolkit was nice and easy to use, although I don't need it now.

I appreciate the fast responses, as always!
by alvo
Fri May 20, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: "Forbidden" Error
Replies: 3
Views: 434

"Forbidden" Error

I having an issue all of a sudden. It seems that some posts, but not all, if they include BBCode return: Forbidden You don't have permission to access /forums/posting.php on this server. I thought it may be an issue with something in the database, ran "repair" with phpMyAdmin on it with no change, s...
by alvo
Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Pruning Thousands of Dead Accounts
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Pruning Thousands of Dead Accounts

My user count was 24897. I managed to delete 5179 by going a couple of months at a time. I then used "Resynchronize statistics" and the user count increased to 25494. In the Admin log I have: Users pruned and posts deleted » esellermi, jj22, esoQsell, dbrechbi, phantam, tomnlo, RPM, tom1richards, Ma...
by alvo
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Pruning Thousands of Dead Accounts
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Pruning Thousands of Dead Accounts

I apparently gave the wrong impression. I'm not interested in abandoning my current forum as it's far from dead. I get around 5 million page views a month and I'm not interested in starting over. What I would like to do is to delete user registrations that have been made over the past 15+ years that...
by alvo
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Pruning Thousands of Dead Accounts
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Pruning Thousands of Dead Accounts

Is there another way to get rid of old registrations other than User and Groups > Prune Users ? My forum has been in operation for more than 15 years and my registered users show as 27087. Thousands of these are people, spammers and bots that have registered over the years and have no posts associat...
by alvo
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Will 3.0.x be a thing of the past?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Will 3.0.x be a thing of the past?

It will eventually, just like 2.0 and 1.0 is, but there isn't any real need to hurry and change over, especially since the 3.0 code is stable and pretty problem-free, and since there are no virtually themes or extensions (mods) for it. I'm not changing at this point because it would be too labor int...
by alvo
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: massive ongoing "bot" invasion
Replies: 20
Views: 7975

Re: massive ongoing "bot" invasion

By "guests" you mean users that aren't logged in? Like if I visited you site and looked at the various sections and topics? Anyone with no more privileges than that wouldn't be able to post or send PM's. A bot might send a link formatted to do that, but they would only get a "you must be logged in t...
by alvo
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Spam Signups Just Started
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Spam Signups Just Started

As of a couple of days ago my new registrations were coming in at more than 100 a day. I changed the Q&A and it dropped down to around ten (half of them making legitimate posts), so I would suspect that your Q&A is in one or more bot databases. Occurring on a regular basis most likely means a bot is...
by alvo
Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Requests
Topic: "Read Before Posting" requirement
Replies: 1
Views: 116

"Read Before Posting" requirement

I have one forum section (classified ads) that has special rules for posting. I currently use the Forum Settings > Forum Rules to display them. The rules are long enough that they cover the entire screen when viewing the forum and they appear on every page within that forum (index page as well as vi...
by alvo
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Adding Google site search to search page
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Adding Google site search to search page

Of course! Thanks for spotting that.
by alvo
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Adding Google site search to search page
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Adding Google site search to search page

Since I have a large site with 1,500,000 + posts, using the built-in phpbb database search isn't very effective in finding what people are searching for. Google indexes my site multiple times a day and I would like to add an option to do a site search using Google on the search page. I have code to ...
by alvo
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Error 1040 too many connections
Replies: 22
Views: 8983

Re: Error 1040 too many connections

Is your site on a shared server? You'll get this error if the server runs out of memory. It doesn't have to be your instance of phpBB doing it, there could be a script on another site using all the server resources and because you are sharing the server, you would suffer. You might want to ask your ...
by alvo
Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: General Error User has more than 'max_user_connections'
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: General Error User has more than 'max_user_connections'

I would think there is a good possibility that someone here would have some idea about what is required to run the phpBB script. It appears that this error isn't that uncommon and there must be a solution for it. Merely telling everyone who asks to "contact your host" isn't a very informative answer...
by alvo
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: General Error User has more than 'max_user_connections'
Replies: 4
Views: 332

General Error User has more than 'max_user_connections'

I am looking for some more advanced help than I have been able to find using the search function here. All the answers I can find are the same, "contact your host." Unfortunately that doesn't tell me what needs to be changed to fix this issue, one which apparently is fairly common. I run a forum tha...
by alvo
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Server memory & Critical Errors
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Server memory & Critical Errors

I'm working on transferring to phpBB 3, it takes a lot of effort since I use a custom theme and remove a lot of the extraneous stuff. I have doubts that doing that will stop the errors since all the database calls remain regardless of which version one is running. stevemaury : My apologies. I'm real...

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