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by arod-1
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Allowing guests to search - a good thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Allowing guests to search - a good thing?

One downside of Guest searching is bandwidth use. What? That's silly, because a side-effect of guests on your site is also bandwidth use. :? i don't think it's "silly", i think it's a slight misstatement. the problem is not strictly "bandwidth", it's CPU and DB usage. this came from the brain-damag...
by arod-1
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: [3.0.x] Tweaks for large forums
Replies: 204
Views: 45116

Re: [3.0.x] Tweaks for large forums

..... When deleting a topic The phpbb_posts table is queried for the maximum post_id in the relevant forum. (This chokes my forum because it requires reading 700,000 rows.) As far as I can tell, there's no reason at all to not use phpbb_topics instead, which has around 10x fewer rows and provides f...
by arod-1
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Wasted Time With Extra Page Stops
Replies: 35
Views: 2733

Re: Wasted Time With Extra Page Stops

Download hook_disable-delayed-redirects.php off topic: you might want to rethink the license. it is cute and all, and there were a package or two in the past where i felt exactly like what the license exresses wrt some software i distributed. the problem is that this license allows someone else to ...
by arod-1
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Dreamweaver and phpBB
Replies: 44
Views: 7336

Re: Dreamweaver and phpBB

.... I don't see how it is 'disturbing' It's in similar vain to the shebang. no it's not. shebang is not "block open". there is no "close" syntax to shebang. shebang is much more like the "magic file marker" that marks binary files (type "man file" on your *nix box), only it's for executable text f...
by arod-1
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Dreamweaver and phpBB
Replies: 44
Views: 7336

Re: Dreamweaver and phpBB

quick search brought me here.
http://pointbeing.net/weblog/2009/02/ph ... rmful.html

you might want to run such a search yourself:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=php+closing+tags+c ... ed+harmful
by arod-1
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Dreamweaver and phpBB
Replies: 44
Views: 7336

Re: Dreamweaver and phpBB

Incidentally, stray characters after the closing ?> are just as bad as stray characters before the opening <?php. The problem is that PHP will treat anything outside PHP-mode identifiers as direct output. inci-incidentally, this is why many php "coding guidelines" claim that the correct way of endi...
by arod-1
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Could someone with a packet sniffer find out my phpbb pass
Replies: 27
Views: 3156

Re: Could someone with a packet sniffer find out my phpbb pa

if you can intercept traffic you are also in a position to modify it, i think you confuse between "sniffing" and "intercepting". intercepting usually requires physical access to the network infrastructure (not just physical access to the network, but to the network infrastructure, i.e. to at least ...
by arod-1
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Could someone with a packet sniffer find out my phpbb pass
Replies: 27
Views: 3156

Re: Could someone with a packet sniffer find out my phpbb pa

What about the pages with login links/forms on them, they all need to be delivered in a secure manner too so the link isn't edited in transmission. Which basically means the whole board. On a more practical measure I just force https on /ucp.php and /adm at httpd level. not sure if you used sarcasm...
by arod-1
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Could someone with a packet sniffer find out my phpbb pass
Replies: 27
Views: 3156

Re: Could someone with a packet sniffer find out my phpbb pa

since we do offer the option to have "cookie secure" using SSL, it seems like a reasonable extension to offer "login secure".
this will allow whoever wants to go through the hassle of setting up an SSL to offer secure login, and won't affect the rest of us.

peace.
by arod-1
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: [3.0.x] Tweaks for large forums
Replies: 204
Views: 45116

Re: [3.0.x] Tweaks for large forums

I think that PHP interpretation is the bottleneak. I seem to get quite good speed with MySQL atm. are you running with all the php accelerators/optimizers? if not, i think using maximum acceleration/optimization/caching in php as a first step makes much more sense than going in the direction of com...
by arod-1
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: [split] Timezone handling in phpBB 3.1
Replies: 42
Views: 3500

Re: [split] Timezone handling in phpBB 3.1

i was talking about many posts on this topic. clearly ToonArmy and bantu were discussing ways to improve the situation, so naturally they were not who i talked about... however, there are many posts on this thread explaining why the current situation is the best possible when clearly it isn't, and t...
by arod-1
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: [split] Timezone handling in phpBB 3.1
Replies: 42
Views: 3500

Re: [split] Timezone handling in phpBB 3.1

i am amazed to read so many people here argue that the obviously-broken phpbb implementation is "The Right Thing (tm)". i thought that part of the new approach was to tone down the fanboyism. i am not saying this specific breakage is that horrible or that the sky would fall if it is not fixed. a res...
by arod-1
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Reading users PM's
Replies: 101
Views: 11711

Re: Reading users PM's

updown wrote:...
That's crap,
...
and good day to you too.
it is always a pleasure to read well formed and logical arguments.

have fun.
by arod-1
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Reading users PM's
Replies: 101
Views: 11711

Re: Reading users PM's

this is all rehashing and repeating of old discussions, so i am not going to stick around and fight, but i do want to repeat something myself (and others) said in the past wrt PMs: the whole issue would have been less contentious if the feature did not contain the word "private" in its name. by call...
by arod-1
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: [Discuss] A Change in Development Leadership
Replies: 59
Views: 10699

Re: [Discuss] A Change in Development Leadership

Meik, You took over a dysfunctional project and put it back on the right track. You went on to guide it to full restoration (and more) of its glorious past. Not without controversies, of course, but always reasonably and with listening to other voices. Thanks, and i hope both you and the project wil...

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