Correct.grizzerrr wrote:Download the latest AutoMOD. When you download AutoMOD, you will get a zip file. Extract all the files somewhere on your computer - desktop is a fast option.
Within the extracted directory, you will specifically see a folder called "root". This is the important part - ALL the contents (files, blah blah etc) inside this root folder are the ones that are important for installing AutoMOD. What you want to do is transfer EVERYTHING inside the root folder directly into the directory on the server where you have your main files for your phpBB forum. For example: If you installed your forum at http://www.mywebsite.com/myforum, then ALL the files and folders from the root directory (install, includes etc) are to be copied directly INTO mywebsite.com/myforum.
You should not have anything that looks like mywebsite.com/myforum/root/install etc.
It should look like be: mywebsite.com/myforum/install. <-- that /install is one of the folders found directly inside the autoMOD root folder. Again, all folders from within the root folder need to be copied to the main directory inside which you have your phpBB forum set up.
If you did that, you're golden. To install, all you need do now is access that install folder through your browser (literally just type in the url to your myforum/install). Follow the steps on the screen and BOOM.
You shouldn't need to do that for it to show up.grizzerrr wrote:All right, now here's another problem. AutoMOD doesn't show up in the ACP (administration control panel). Here's what you gotta do. Go to the main page of the administration control panel. Scroll to the bottom where it says purge all cache. Hit run, refresh the page and voila. AutoMOD will show its snarky face.
But that's why we have a support forum. When it's not going to plan people can just ask and we'll do our best to fix it.grizzerrr wrote:But the instructions clearly weren't doing anything for me. The other option is my comprehension skills are below average. And if so, I am afraid I cannot help that. But I can help others whose comprehension skills are at par with mine.
I'd disagree. Most threads (about 7-8) that I tried were unresolved. Then there were more unresolved ones on ADAP and ABM as well. People who were answering questions were sometimes not notified of updated threads and they were stalling to the point the OPs had to bump them.Kevin Clark wrote:But that's why we have a support forum. When it's not going to plan people can just ask and we'll do our best to fix it.grizzerrr wrote:But the instructions clearly weren't doing anything for me. The other option is my comprehension skills are below average. And if so, I am afraid I cannot help that. But I can help others whose comprehension skills are at par with mine.
Good for you and others for whom this isn't a problem. I typed up all this up because it was a problem for me, and there are 2-3 threads out there telling you to do exactly that (i.e. purge the cache). In fact, I uninstalled and installed phpbb as well as automod 4 times (between chrome and ff), each time having to purge the cache for automod to show up.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: that part about having to clear the cache, I have never heard of. I have never had to do that in the hundreds of times I have installed automod.
Sometimes it depends if you're sure you're looking at the same error. We get a lot of people that post in topics saying 'I have the same problem' and 9 times out of 10 it isn't.grizzerrr wrote:I'd disagree. Most threads (about 7-8) that I tried were unresolved.
MOD problems are the exclusive domain of the MOD author. We have no control over issues with MODs. Often it's a version problem, such as people installing a very old or abandoned MOD on a much newer version of phpBB. Incidentally, neither of those MODs are really needed imo.grizzerrr wrote:Then there were more unresolved ones on ADAP and ABM as well.
Feel free to post a suggestion in the phpBB discussion forum (the tracker for the website is off at the moment as a lot of development is going on behind the scenes), but we have FAQ topics in other forums as stickies and people still post the same questions. As you haven't said specifically what your problem was, we don't know if it was a frequent issue so it may not have helped your specific case anyway.grizzerrr wrote:I strongly suggest you have a centralized SuperFAQs in the navbar up there. Next to community, put a second link - it should contain the most, most, most commonly and only the most, most, most commonly asked questions. I suspect you'd have about 8-10, if that.
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