Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

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Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:08 pm

Just a note to the general population,

I've finally been able to upgrade the forum to a newer version of the software. Things will look a bit generic around here, until I can get the theme and graphic options synced with the phpbb 3.1.10 software. But everything works.

Including new account registrations; which were having a major problem.

If anyone has been having trouble creating a new login for themselves, please have them try again. It should work now.

If there are problems, please let me know.

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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:10 am

Yay!

I see a spam already. Sigh.

But more than pleased to see new folks!
Totally worth the trade off.
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:32 am

Yeah, the anti-spam has been taken down a notch (for the upgrade) but I will see about making it more robust again.

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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby LaurieG » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:11 am

Thanks, Brad! (Hi Brad!) Now I know why the Forum was down last night. And yes, it's good to already see some new names around here.
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby amoskalik » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:54 am

Thanks Brad!
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:00 am

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Yeah, the anti-spam has been taken down a notch (for the upgrade) but I will see about making it more robust again.

(hurries back to the workshop)

I believe that's in the "question" area, which requires being re-set up if I remember correctly.

To enable the Q&A CAPTCHA, browse to Spambot countermeasures on the General tab of the Administration Control Panel (ACP), then select "Q&A" under "Installed Plugins". Select "Configure", setup your question and answer pairs, then submit the forum. Notice you may need separate Q&As for each language you use.
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:51 am

Got the Q&A back up and running, with new questions that may prove a bit tough for your average robo-spammer.

Ping me if you see any more of them slipping through.
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby LDWriter2 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:05 pm

According to the list of who is on, at least one bot is.

But Hey I just realized Can we call Gator???
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:44 pm

I keep being sent to the extra page where it says I have exceeded the number of tries and I need to do something extra like figure some WotF judge's book.
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby LDWriter2 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:06 pm

Still taking me to that page, saying there has been too many log on attempts even though I haven't been on for a day
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:30 pm

Not sure if I asked this earlier: which browser are you using to view the forum? Firefox? IE? Edge? Chrome?
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby J'nae Rae » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:29 am

I use Firefox.
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby storysinger » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:38 pm

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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:39 pm

I use Chrome.
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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby KristyEmber » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:28 am

Nice work, Brad, thanks very much for taking on the fix, I'm sure it is a huge embuggerance.

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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:20 pm

I use Safari but it worked fine a moment ago. I got on quickly without having to go to that extra page. We will see if that keeps up
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Postby J'nae Rae » Wed May 17, 2017 1:25 pm

Spam alert. There is a post in the The Contest section that is clearly spam.

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