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FORUM UPGRADE

Post by crypto » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:06 pm

To Everyone:

The forums are back up but we're going to upgrade to PHPBB 3.2 and get off this old-ass version we've had for too long.

Everyone is getting moved to the default PHPBB style, Prosilver, and if we can easily install some other themes after the upgrade, we will, but a bunch of these are way deprecated and dont work anymore, including subsilver2.

Anyway, forums will be up and down while we do the upgrades.
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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by roOism » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:18 pm

Thanks for all your hard work guys!
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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by woodsghost » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:20 pm

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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by crypto » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:22 pm

Sorry the outage took so long, the hack went in while everyone with access to the website was at Z-Con, and I happened to come back early with a mostly amputated pinky finger (dumb story) and all I could manage to do in a splint was turn off the web services until other people could get back and recover from z-con.

We're on it now though.
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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by Halfapint » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:40 pm

crypto wrote:Sorry the outage took so long, the hack went in while everyone with access to the website was at Z-Con, and I happened to come back early with a mostly amputated pinky finger (dumb story) and all I could manage to do in a splint was turn off the web services until other people could get back and recover from z-con.

We're on it now though.
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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by crypto » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:06 am

okay wow this is new and weird lol.


upgrade is done!
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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by jnathan » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:33 am

Teamwork made the dream work. Raise a tea cup and your majestic finger in victory for me, dude.
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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by flybynight » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:30 am

crypto wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:06 am
okay wow this is new and weird lol.


upgrade is done!
I like it, Thanks,
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Post by majorhavoc » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:52 am

Huge thanks for all the behind-the-scenes work. I don't really care what the hell the forums look like onscreen as long as I got ma' ZS back!

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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by Beowolf » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:54 am

Thanks so much, crypto! Can't tell you how much I love this place. :crazy:

Good luck with the pinky...
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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by LowKey » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:08 am

I appreciate the effort, folks,

Crypto...how's the finger doing?
You're gonna have to share the story.....but on this occasion I think we can waive the "Pics or it didn't happen" rule. :shock: :gonk:
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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by crypto » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:49 am

The finger is still broken and there's like 20 stitches in it, so it's all splinted up. I'll post next week when all my available forum time isnt spent administering.


Enough about the finger though, is anyone having forum problems post upgrade?

The new version supports google's newer captcha, which is turned on now, so we're hoping the spam goes down.
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Re: FORUM UPGRADES: PHPBB 3.0.x to PHPBB 3.2.x

Post by NT2C » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:31 pm

crypto wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:49 am

The new version supports google's newer captcha, which is turned on now, so we're hoping the spam goes down.
Mind if I test that with a new account on a different email addy?
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Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Post by crypto » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:42 pm

not at all, please do. let me know what account to delete after you're done
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Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Post by Test Account » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:54 pm

crypto wrote:
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not at all, please do. let me know what account to delete after you're done
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Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Post by crypto » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:02 pm

Test Account wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:54 pm
crypto wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:42 pm
not at all, please do. let me know what account to delete after you're done
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Cool! One other thing you may have noticed was that new users now have to get posts approved before they show up, which should further reduce the visible spam the board gets.

I'm not sure how many posts to do that to them for though, we'll have to twiddle the number to find the sweet spot.
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Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Post by NT2C » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:26 pm

crypto wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Cool! One other thing you may have noticed was that new users now have to get posts approved before they show up, which should further reduce the visible spam the board gets.

I'm not sure how many posts to do that to them for though, we'll have to twiddle the number to find the sweet spot.
On my old system we settled on ten posts. It worked for us but every system is different.
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Post by Beowolf » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:53 am

I Mod an Internet Brands forum. The only new member posts that required moderator approval are posts with links/pictures for the first five posts.

I like the 5-10 number, provided Mods are available to approve. :) If we ever find a way to get more traffic here, that might become burdensome, but easily reviewable if/when that happens.
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Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Post by JeeperCreeper » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 pm

Hey KJ, congrats on the promotion!!!

Don't ban me now...
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Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Post by NT2C » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:59 pm

JeeperCreeper wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Hey KJ, congrats on the promotion!!!

Don't ban me now...
Thank you.

I never ban without just cause or reason, so as long as you do nothing "ban worthy" you have nothing to worry about from me. Likely the worst I'd do is put you back on "ignore". :wink:
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Post by JeeperCreeper » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:07 pm

KJ4VOV wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:59 pm
JeeperCreeper wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Hey KJ, congrats on the promotion!!!

Don't ban me now...
Thank you.

I never ban without just cause or reason, so as long as you do nothing "ban worthy" you have nothing to worry about from me. Likely the worst I'd do is put you back on "ignore". :wink:
HAHAHA Did you do that? I wouldn't be surprised when I look back at some of my older posts... and I'm still a rookie around here.

Question on that... if someone ingores me, can I still see their stuff??
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Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Post by NT2C » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:30 pm

JeeperCreeper wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:07 pm
KJ4VOV wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:59 pm
JeeperCreeper wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Hey KJ, congrats on the promotion!!!

Don't ban me now...
Thank you.

I never ban without just cause or reason, so as long as you do nothing "ban worthy" you have nothing to worry about from me. Likely the worst I'd do is put you back on "ignore". :wink:
HAHAHA Did you do that? I wouldn't be surprised when I look back at some of my older posts... and I'm still a rookie around here.

Question on that... if someone ingores me, can I still see their stuff??
Yes, I did.

You still saw my posts. :mrgreen:
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Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Post by JeeperCreeper » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:59 pm

KJ4VOV wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:30 pm
JeeperCreeper wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:07 pm
KJ4VOV wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:59 pm
JeeperCreeper wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Hey KJ, congrats on the promotion!!!

Don't ban me now...
Thank you.

I never ban without just cause or reason, so as long as you do nothing "ban worthy" you have nothing to worry about from me. Likely the worst I'd do is put you back on "ignore". :wink:
HAHAHA Did you do that? I wouldn't be surprised when I look back at some of my older posts... and I'm still a rookie around here.

Question on that... if someone ingores me, can I still see their stuff??
Yes, I did.

You still saw my posts. :mrgreen:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA That's great.... what post caused that? Or when?
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Re: FORUM UPGRADE

Post by NT2C » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:31 pm

JeeperCreeper wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:59 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA That's great.... what post caused that? Or when?
I'll never tell. :twisted:
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