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Forum Upgrade

Post by Rob Thomson » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:18 am

Hi All

I have delayed as much as I can - but it is approaching time to upgrade the forum software.

My aim is to do a backup, and then an upgrade. What I don't know yet is what will go wrong!

All going well this upgrade will happen this week - so dont be surprised if the forum suddenly 'breaks' while I do the work!

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by jhsa » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:44 am

Will it then handle the spam better?
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Rob Thomson » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:14 am

jhsa wrote:Will it then handle the spam better?
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Maybe. Time will tell :)
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by jhsa » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:21 am

Thanks Rob. Let's hope all goes as you wish. Good luck with the upgrade. :) we will all be crossing our fingers ;)

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:56 am

You may have all noticed this is underway....

Guts is back and working. :-)
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by jhsa » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:38 am

Thanks Rob..

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Re: RE: Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:43 am

[quote="jhsa"]Thanks Rob..

João[/quote]
Hopefully this will help address some of the spam issues!

If any funnies occur.. post here so I can pick up and resolve.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by MikeB » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:54 am

I was on this page:

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1454&start=60#unread

, and tried to go to page 2 and got:
Fatal error: Call to undefined method bbcode::offtopic_pass() in /var/www/html/openrcforums.com/forum/includes/bbcode.php(113) : regexp code on line 1

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by ReSt » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:12 am

I'm missing the most important selection:
"View unread posts"

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:14 am

MikeB wrote:I was on this page:

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=1454&start=60#unread

, and tried to go to page 2 and got:
Fatal error: Call to undefined method bbcode::offtopic_pass() in /var/www/html/openrcforums.com/forum/includes/bbcode.php(113) : regexp code on line 1

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by jhsa » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:21 am

ReSt wrote:I'm missing the most important selection:
"View unread posts"

Reinhard
It is there, just more organized. top left of the page click on "Quick Links" ;)
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by MikeB » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:26 am

I found it eventually, but I still miss it as a single link (one click) and being available at the bottom of the page as well as the top. Now, if I'm at the bottom of a page I have to get back to the top, then do TWO clicks!

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by jhsa » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:32 am

To me it just looks cleaner. And the Quick links optiuon is available on every page. Maybe putting the quick links also at the bottom of every page as well..
Before, we had to go to the board index to access "unread posts" and "view active topics"? I think that needed more clicks ;) :)

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Re: RE: Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:05 am

MikeB wrote:I found it eventually, but I still miss it as a single link (one click) and being available at the bottom of the page as well as the top. Now, if I'm at the bottom of a page I have to get back to the top, then do TWO clicks!

Mike.
I will add it back in.

Unfortunately the upgrade removed 99% of the mods I have made over the years!
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by MikeB » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:23 am

I'm seeing some script text at the bottom of pages statrting:
script type="text/javascript"> var vglnk = { key: '76563c4d2e1e0340ce7f6d67b106dab9' }; . . . .

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by jhsa » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:30 am

Rob, is it possible to also keep the quick links? I find it very useful and quick to find stuff like my own posts and active topics..

Thanks

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Kilrah » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:33 am

I have my bookmark in my browser's bookmark bar pointing to "view active topics". Can't have faster :P

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by jhsa » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:10 pm

Of course you can.. quick links "View active topics" no need to go to the bookmarks and look for the link :)
When you go to the bookmarks you still have to navigate to the correct one. So no, it is not faster.. quick link is a great improvement in my opinion.
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by MikeB » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:21 pm

kilrah said "in the bookmark bar", so this is a single click.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by jhsa » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:37 pm

Ahh, ok.. I don't use it then. Too much on my screen ;) :)

Well Rob could add the other links as before but without removing the quick links button, right??
I personally like the clean look the forum has now. For me one click more represents half a second and some exercise to my finger ;) so I'm not really bothered about that..
If one or two clicks make things much better, which in my opinion it does, then I don't complain about them.
The fact is that specially the board index looked very messy before and sometimes I wasted longer than 3 clicks looking for something I needed..
In my opinion improving the search engine is much more important..
But this is just my opinion as for me either way is fine..
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by bob195558 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:43 pm

Hi Rob Thomson,
I was just looking through "Members" and see a lot of (huge) new members being add here in 2015.
Also many of these have no profile info and many with female names which we know the percentage of women active in RC hobby
is much lower then men.
It looks like many of these new member registrations are not real.
Any thoughts about this ? :?:

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Kilrah » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:08 pm

They are spammers/bots.

We ban them when they post, but if they register and do nothing they usually stay there for a while until the next cleanup. It's tedious to go through everything and delete them, also without making mistakes and deleting genuine members.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by jhsa » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:10 pm

Yeah, we have to wait until they do something and then kick them out :) :D Or they get kicked if they don't do anything anyway :mrgreen:

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:10 pm

Yup.

They get nuked after a period of inactivity.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by bob195558 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:33 pm

Hi Rob,

"spammers/bots" OK, I see its a big job then having to reviewing them, WOW !.

I just tried (Topic tools) to "Subscribe topic" and it failed to do so.
A message came up saying:

AJAX error
Something went wrong with the request and the server returned an invalid reply.

Also, same thing happen with "Bookmark topic" too.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Rob Thomson » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:38 pm

Just tried the same subscribe. It worked for me!

I suspect that its because the new forum software needed more ram allocated to php - this has been done since you posted.

Can your check again?
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by bob195558 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:43 pm

Yes it seems to be working OK now.

I will give things more time to work.

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by rperkins » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:03 pm

Thanks for the upgrade. I'm in :-)
If I notice anything major out of whack I will post.
Those little tweaks we make are the hardest part to track. For the most part I try not to do them anymore because they get lost or just dont function the same .
thanks again. hopefully this will address some of the auto spam

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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by jhsa » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:34 pm

I really like the new attachment manager when adding files ;) Drag and drop also allowed.
What an improvement.. :)
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Re: Forum Upgrade

Post by Rob Thomson » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:58 pm

Nice. I will have to check it out.

I held off on doing the upgrade because it would potentially break things. Turns out it was easy!
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