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how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by nguyenthanhkinh » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:21 pm

Hello friends!
I want to edit code of my forum so that it looks like more members
ex: edit indexxx.php or themxxx.css + 10.000 (members)
I think this is not so difficult.. Hope someone help me!
Thank's
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Re: how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by warmweer » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:45 pm

nguyenthanhkinh wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Hello friends!
I want to edit code of my forum so that it looks like more members
ex: edit indexxx.php or themxxx.css + 10.000 (members)
I think this is not so difficult.. Hope someone help me!
Thank's
This sounds just like a previous request to edit the number of views. :roll:
Yes, you are right in thinking that it is not so difficult, in fact all you have to do is edit 1 field in 1 table but almost every member with a couple of days experience on thea phpBB board will soon notice a discrepancy and if that user starts to think about it (probably just about as long as I need to write this) then the probability of losing a real member comes into play.
I could help you make a number of extra edits in the tables to make it a lot more realistic, but that is going to cost a lot of money (and I mean real money 8-) )
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Re: how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by HiFiKabin » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:56 pm

Making a board look popular with fake statistics is a total waste of time. There is no easy way, fake members, so called SEO, meta tags, they all will not make your board popular.

What WILL make your board popular is having real members posting real content that real people want to (really) read. Get the idea? REAL

Is that easy? No of course it isn't. Just making a board is not enough. You have to work at it. Link it to your website. Let people know about it/ Get content, content and some more content.#

If it was easy everyone would be doing it.
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Re: how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by nguyenthanhkinh » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:57 pm

This sounds just like a previous request to edit the number of views. :roll:
Yes, you are right in thinking that it is not so difficult, in fact all you have to do is edit 1 field in 1 table but almost every member with a couple of days experience on thea phpBB board will soon notice a discrepancy and if that user starts to think about it (probably just about as long as I need to write this) then the probability of losing a real member comes into play.
I could help you make a number of extra edits in the tables to make it a lot more realistic, but that is going to cost a lot of money (and I mean real money 8-) )
Hello my Bad Friend!!
the last time i had a request to edit the number of views but noone help me! then i tried to edit sql phpbb_topic and it became true!!
Now i have a request to edit number of members, number of online but you dont want to help me. Just saying something blablalbla...

I FOUND IT in index.php 'TOTAL_USERS' => $user->lang('TOTAL_USERS', (int) $config['num_users'] + 20000 ),
I am a musican not a php programmer
Hope you have a good day!!
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Re: how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by KevC » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:12 pm

So now you'll have 10,000 'members' but nothing like enough posts to represent that number of people. That will not make new people join. They want content. Content. Content. Content. That's all. They want things to talk about on the subject of your board. They will not care if a post has 200 views. They will not care if you have 10 members or 10,000. They want to read stuff. That's what you need to be doing, not faking numbers. We are helping you by telling you what you should be doing instead of these silly ideas to fake it all.

There is no shortcut to getting people to join. You have to work at it. It can take months to get a board going.
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Post by stevemaury » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:15 pm

OPEN styles/prosilver/template/index_body.html

FIND:

Code: Select all

<!-- EVENT index_body_block_stats_prepend -->
			{TOTAL_POSTS} &bull; {TOTAL_TOPICS} &bull; {TOTAL_USERS} &bull; {NEWEST_USER}
			<!-- EVENT index_body_block_stats_append -->
REPLACE WITH:

Code: Select all

<!-- EVENT index_body_block_stats_prepend -->
			{TOTAL_POSTS} &bull; {TOTAL_TOPICS} &bull; Total members 1.000.000.000 &bull; {NEWEST_USER}
			<!-- EVENT index_body_block_stats_append -->
Purge the cache.
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Re: how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by nguyenthanhkinh » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:20 pm

KevC wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:12 pm
So now you'll have 10,000 'members' but nothing like enough posts to represent that number of people. That will not make new people join. They want content. Content. Content. Content. That's all. They want things to talk about on the subject of your board. They will not care if a post has 200 views. They will not care if you have 10 members or 10,000. They want to read stuff. That's what you need to be doing, not faking numbers. We are helping you by telling you what you should be doing instead of these silly ideas to fake it all.

There is no shortcut to getting people to join. You have to work at it. It can take months to get a board going.
thank's for you advice! but dont cafe about that. it is different in my country!
And I have seen many foreigners using auto post, auto hit for their site! So, why i dont?

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Re: how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by warmweer » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:13 pm

nguyenthanhkinh wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:20 pm
And I have seen many foreigners using auto post, auto hit for their site! So, why i dont?
The "I have seen many ... so why don't I" argument is probably one the most misused argument in discussions.
Also, why relate to "many foreigners"? That's just as strong an argument as: all the extraterrestrials I know also do that.
Enjoy your hyperactive board! :roll:
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Re: how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by nguyenthanhkinh » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:24 am

stevemaury wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:15 pm
OPEN styles/prosilver/template/index_body.html

FIND:

Code: Select all

<!-- EVENT index_body_block_stats_prepend -->
			{TOTAL_POSTS} &bull; {TOTAL_TOPICS} &bull; {TOTAL_USERS} &bull; {NEWEST_USER}
			<!-- EVENT index_body_block_stats_append -->
REPLACE WITH:

Code: Select all

<!-- EVENT index_body_block_stats_prepend -->
			{TOTAL_POSTS} &bull; {TOTAL_TOPICS} &bull; Total members 1.000.000.000 &bull; {NEWEST_USER}
			<!-- EVENT index_body_block_stats_append -->
Purge the cache.
I tried to edit as you said but i did not see the difference!!!

But when i edit \myforum\index.php 'TOTAL_USERS' => $user->lang('TOTAL_USERS', (int) $config['num_users'] + 20000 ), => it show good result
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Re: how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by warmweer » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:33 am

nguyenthanhkinh wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:24 am
...
I tried to edit as you said but i did not show the difference!!!
...
You probably forgot to refresh the page.
Redo the edits, save, open the forum and press F5. :idea: 8-)
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Post by david63 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:53 am

Probably needs to purge the cache (not sure how many time though :roll: :roll: :roll: )
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Re: how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by KevC » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:56 am

Make it even more obvious it's fake by using a completely round number..... Yep that'll work.
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Re: how to edit code Total members looks like more members??

Post by warmweer » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:15 am

KevC wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:56 am
Make it even more obvious it's fake by using a completely round number..... Yep that'll work.
No, no , no, don't do that, just add incrementing prime numbers on each login. The advantage is that the member count switches between odd and even and that will make it look perfectly normal. :P
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