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by az2000
Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: is there a way for moderators to let each other know..
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: is there a way for moderators to let each other know..

Only by direct communication. I've been looking at the code which determines what a user has read (or, the search which determine's what the user hasn't read). Couldn't the OP get what he's looking for with a customized SQL select using all the moderator's ID's (i.e., like an inner join of the "unr...
by az2000
Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: If on index page
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Re: If on index page

The /includes/functions.php file sets the variable "S_FORUM_ID." It contains "0" when you're at the index page. You can check this by editing your /styles/{style name}/templates/index_body.html template and adding "<p> here {S_FORUM_ID}</p>" somewhere in the file. You can add that somewhere in the v...
by az2000
Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 602
Views: 190999

Re: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 [*Read First Post*]

Spam is on the roll over @ my site :shock: They are starting to bypass both recaptcha and custom profile fields. Any tips? From reading this thread, it sounds like spam bots are programmed for standard phpbb captcha devices. Custom profile fields just only work until a bot owner feels your forum is...
by az2000
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 602
Views: 190999

Re: Why fight them?

On my board, *link removed* I have a forum called, "Sell your stuff here!" and that's where all the SPAM goes. Most Users respect that, including robots. That's an interesting idea. Has anyone else tried that? It's hard to believe spammers would play by the rules if they have a forum dedicated to t...
by az2000
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 602
Views: 190999

Re: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 [*Read First Post*]

Such blacklist-based solutions tend to be iffy at bet -- tools like Akismet only work due to their high adoption (large amount of blacklist data). That being said, they are not included as a phpBB-based solution for them (in the form of a MOD) has not been created yet. Thanks. I agree those tools m...
by az2000
Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 and Above [*Read First Post*]
Replies: 602
Views: 190999

Re: Preventing Spam in phpBB 3.0.6 [*Read First Post*]

I didn't see any mention in the sticky post about Akismet or Spam Karma . These seem to be designed for blogs, but I read elsewhere that they've been used with forums. Does anyone have an opinion of how these might contribute to anti-spam measures? It sounds like you contact these services with a po...
by az2000
Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: HELP! My board is being spammed to death!
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: HELP! My board is being spammed to death!

EDIT: I posted my thoughts about "Akismet" and "Spam Karma" in the spam "sticky" topic: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... #p11588465

It belonged there to begin with. Sorry.

Mark
by az2000
Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: HELP! My board is being spammed to death!
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: HELP! My board is being spammed to death!

A simple question added to the registration through Custom Profile fields would stop most if not all Spambots from registering. He seems to be using the standard GD Captcha. Are bots able to get around that? I haven't put my forum online yet. I was thinking I would do like phpbb.org does: approve a...
by az2000
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: viewforum.php inconsistency in "Return to Board Index."
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: viewforum.php inconsistency in "Return to Board Index."

Maybe if it is a Category that does not show Active Topics, then it does not show the "Return to Index". That is true if it is more than one level deep too. For me, if I went two categories deep, the "<< Return to Board Index" link appeared. It just didn't appear on the first category. (It may be s...
by az2000
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: viewforum.php inconsistency in "Return to Board Index."
Replies: 2
Views: 703

viewforum.php inconsistency in "Return to Board Index."

I think this is a bug in the code. When I go two levels deep into categories or forums, viewforum.php emits a "<< Return to Board Index" link at the bottom of the list of categories and forums. (It's contained in jumpbox.html). But, if I'm only one level deep, it doesn't emit that link. I looked at ...
by az2000
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Why discrepancy in topic length?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Why discrepancy in topic length?

Re:_ (the underscore represents a space) Replies add this to the beginning of your subject. So if your subject is 60 characters, replies to be 64 so that Re:_ (again, the underscore represents a space) can be placed before it. Thanks. I didn't think of that. On a reply, the underlying code will tru...
by az2000
Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Why discrepancy in topic length?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Why discrepancy in topic length?

I noticed that when creating a topic I can enter 60 characters into the Subject field. But, when replying to an existing topic, I can enter 64 characters . I found this in "posting_editor.html:" <dd><input type="text" name="subject" id="subject" size="45" maxlength="<!-- IF S_NEW_MESSAGE -->60<!-- E...
by az2000
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Wildcard search not workin this board?
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Wildcard search not workin this board?

This board is using a custom Sphinx search plugin that is not fully complete -- some things (like wildcard search in post bodies and the "Search This Topic" option) are not implemented. Thanks. Just a suggestion: It would be helpful if the legend next to the search field described the syntax correc...
by az2000
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Wildcard search not workin this board?
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Wildcard search not workin this board?

I tried searching for "advertis*" (using the phpbb "Search" page, http://www.phpbb.com/community/search.php). No results. But, if I search for "advertise" or "advertisement" I get results. I tried to search if this had been reported before, but wasn't sure how to construct the search. (BTW: "wildca*...
by az2000
Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Forum/Category nesting, and showing sub-forums
Replies: 10
Views: 2936

Re: Forum/Category nesting, and showing sub-forums

My own CN forum has levels quite deep and I myself have brought up the subject in the past. Maybe I should have searched for that. It was such a confusing topic I wasn't sure what the search terms should be. :) I'm evaluating phpbb, mybb and SMF. Initially I liked the latter two better because of t...

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