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by Big Mac
Mon May 26, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Discuss: phpBB 3.1.0 Beta3 released
Replies: 29
Views: 5562

Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1.0 Beta3 released

The association fundraises to get enough money for updates. They only raise enough to do about one a year. With 3.1 not being live, there are probably not a large number of styles or other things ready for it. Even if 3.1.0 came out tomorrow, it would probably be a while after that before the peopl...
by Big Mac
Mon May 26, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: 3.0.x Support forum's description
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: 3.0.x Support forum's description

The forum's description clearly says: Please do not post bug reports, feature requests, or MOD-related questions here. Yet people STILL post mod related questions. Constantly. I know it's human to make mistakes and it's really no big deal because you support staff people always have to tell them to...
by Big Mac
Mon May 26, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Google's Titles
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: Google's Titles

1 - why does it say View topic in front of the post's title? Because that's what the page is called. Look at the title of this one. You've removed the sitename field so you don't have your site before the dot, where this one has phpBB first. Remove 'View Topic' and 'View Forum' From Titles I'm conf...
by Big Mac
Mon May 26, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Sites to find pphbb experts
Replies: 26
Views: 4956

Re: Sites to find pphbb experts

Marshalrusty, why are you complicating it so much? You said you have been thinking about it for years. The thing is that business activities carry a legal risk. You can provide free software, with some sort of legal disclaimer and that carries one risk. But if you add a secondary business model of ...
by Big Mac
Sun May 25, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Link text as title instead of as url
Replies: 15
Views: 3772

Re: Link text as title instead of as url

Trying to teach bbcode to everybody doesn't make any sense when it's so simple to include this into phpbb code. I'm a bit confused by this suggestion. Maybe I've misunderstood you, but it seems that this suggestion is based on the fact that some users can not understand BB code. BB code does take t...
by Big Mac
Sun May 25, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Import forum logos via the ACP
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Import forum logos via the ACP

I'm a Junior Admin at a phpBB forum and am able to do most tasks. But I have to bug the forum owner every time I need to add a forum logo, as they need to manually be added to the server. Please get the 3.1 ACP to import forum logos, the same way that the UCP imports user avatars. If you do that the...
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Installing Extensions/Styles through ACP
Replies: 30
Views: 16612

Re: Installing MODs/Styles through ACP

I really like this idea. Right...and (most) everyone agrees with the OP. All I'm pointing out is that this is not really a new idea and has been discussed, at length, over on Area 51. It is not likely that 3.1 will see such a "search and install" system for extensions/styles unless someone in the co...
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Image resizing
Replies: 19
Views: 21001

Re: Image resizing

Automatically resizing embedded images that are too wide for the board. This is great, but why stop there? Why not also automatically resize external images that are too wide for the board (instead of rejecting them)? I've been playing around with an HTML hack for images and have found that I can s...
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Update Standard Profile Fields
Replies: 56
Views: 23456

Re: Update Standard Profile Fields

I totally agree with this suggestion. I would like to see phpBB upgrades deal with the rise and fall of social networks. I think this is something that should already be happening. And I'm not causing for a break of the 3.0 feature freeze policy. I think this should be new policy that updates from 3...
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: phpBB.com Website Feedback
Replies: 878
Views: 406096

Re: phpBB.com Website Feedback

The report post button seems to be broken in the phpBB Ideas section of the website. I tried to report a post and got this message: nformation The post you requested does not exist. I'm not sure if this is because I've got a low post count (and people with low post counts are blocked from reporting)...
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Color groups in ACP
Replies: 30
Views: 23489

Re: Color groups in ACP

I don't know what I was thinking at the time I suggested this. At that time, it just seemed like a good suggestion that should be part of core. Now, I can't think of a good reason to have this....though there's no bad one either. I guess it is purely for cosmetic reasons..I don't know...I just like...
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Posts waiting for approval should be visible to the authors
Replies: 31
Views: 43928

Re: Posts waiting for approval should be visible to the auth

... also this feature will prevent the need of users to write to Admins or Mods things like: I have written twice a message but it is not publicated. Is the web site working? If there will be the possibility for authors to modify their messages while waiting for moderation it will be a further posi...
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Remove innermost quote
Replies: 14
Views: 7983

Re: Remove innermost quote

I would say throw up an error message (like you get now) but then give people the option of manually removing a level of quotes or doing it automatically. That would both allow users to see what was happening and also ensure that text was not altered without their control. If that was done, I would ...
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Can post Links Permission
Replies: 12
Views: 1035

Re: Can post Links Permission

This sounds like one way to tackle the problem. I think I've seen a feature like this on forums I've signed up to. I found it a bit disruptive. I saw a few non-spammers who were actually bumping their post counts, so that they stopped being blocked from posting links. The same problem happens with s...
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Automatically translate vBulletin BBcode to phpBB BBcode
Replies: 1
Views: 1603

Automatically translate vBulletin BBcode to phpBB BBcode

I use a number of different forums, some of which use phpBB and some of which are "less enlightened". I will often quote a post made on another forum onto phpBB and find there is a small clash with something like the URL tag working slightly differently. Would it be possible for there to be some sor...

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