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by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: automatic check location and then select board languge
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: automatic check location and then select board languge

Ack! If I go on holiday to Europe and want to log into a forum, I don't want it to switch me from English to a language I don't know. :o I already write on a French forum (when I do not speak French) and I have to get Google Translate to help me find the buttons for logging in and posting there. If ...
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Security improvement: separate loginID from nickname
Replies: 9
Views: 1266

Re: Security improvement: separate loginID from nickname

I think this should be an option, rather than something that all phpBB forum administrators are forced to implement.

But as an option, it is a great idea.
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Manage Styles and Language for Bots
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: Manage Styles and Language for Bots

Brf wrote:But you might want each bot to have a different language or style .
Wouldn't that mean that people who see your forum in search engine results would see a totally different view on different search engines? :?
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Search Box in Administration Control Panel (ACP)
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Re: Search Box in Administration Control Panel (ACP)

AmigoJack wrote:Re: Search in ACP
Nice work. They should make that a core feature of 3.1.x.
by Big Mac
Mon May 05, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Ability to 'Name' Backups via ACP?
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Ability to 'Name' Backups via ACP?

If giving backups names is a problem, how about adding some sort of note to backups that can be read from the ACP without installing the backup. Then you could read all the notes from restore to double-check you were installing the correct backup.
by Big Mac
Sun May 04, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Discuss: phpBB 3.1.0 Beta2 released
Replies: 54
Views: 10926

Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.1.0 Beta2 released

About time 3.1.x reaches beta.....although I've already decided I will never update my main board. I have too many mods. Sigh. I feel your pain, Jessica. I know you and I share some similar mods, and on my end, I've integrated them even tighter...almost to the point that I don't know every little t...
by Big Mac
Sun May 04, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: phpBB Facebook page feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: phpBB Facebook page feedback

We had both. I'm not sure what happened to them :shock: I've seen a number of other Facebook pages where the profile pictures have vanished. I'm now sure why this has happened, but everyone else I've contacted also said they had them before. EDIT: I've added both now. What we really need is someone...
by Big Mac
Sun May 04, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: how to make seo friendly urls
Replies: 54
Views: 15970

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

"SEO" is a fully nebulous term, typically meaning whatever the speaker has convinced themselves falls under "best practices", and those are all derived from conjecture. I think the big problem with SEO is that there is "black hat SEO" and "white hat SEO" and while "white hat SEO" is generally a way...
by Big Mac
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: phpBB Facebook page feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 930

phpBB Facebook page feedback

I couldn't see a topic for feedback for the Facebook page for phpBB, so I apologise if I've created a duplicate topic. (Please merge this if needed.) I was pleased to see you had a Facebook page, so that I could go over and do the "Like" thing, but I was a bit disappointed with the page itself. :cry...
by Big Mac
Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: EVENT tag used in this forum
Replies: 21
Views: 15915

Re: EVENT tag used in this forum

tmbackoff wrote:Unless your style uses Template Inheritance, yes, you will have to apply that code change to all styles.
Thanks for your help tmbackoff! :D
by Big Mac
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: how to make seo friendly urls
Replies: 54
Views: 15970

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

I think that a Web crawler might look at words in the URL and see if they also appeared in the page content. If they did, the SERP would get a (slight bump); if not, SERP would take a hit. But why would anyone in their right mind write such an algorithm? Google is trying to prevent people from gami...
by Big Mac
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: EVENT tag used in this forum
Replies: 21
Views: 15915

Re: EVENT tag used in this forum

Thanks for posting the code for the EVENT tag hack Marshalrusty. I'm a junior administrator on an expanding roleplaying forum which uses forum tags to mark topics which may one day be given their own subforums. Our main administrator has already put product logos onto all the bespoke subforums we ha...
by Big Mac
Sun May 27, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Limit number of topics read per day (or session)
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Limit number of topics read per day (or session)

Just certain groups. I have people who read all the topics and then post replies just to get themselves higher on the post count. I know of someone that runs a non-phpBB forum that turned off the post counts to stop people getting competitive about "getting a higher score". Maybe phpBB has a way to...

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