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Forum upgrade

Postby Jack » Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:35 pm

I need to upgrade this forum to reduce spams posted here. I expect to finish by this weekend. Forum will be readonly during upgrade.

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Postby MysteryFCM » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:04 am

Nice one :)

Been keeping an eye on the spam posts when I can (I've not had much time the last couple days due to arguing with a Linux server (I'm a glutton for punishment, hehe)).
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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby Jack » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:36 pm

Conversion in progress... 90% done...

Took me a day to fight with hosting company, because they set php timeout really short. The conversion program cannot finish within the time limit. I end up installing a local copy of Apache/php/mySql etc and converted the forum locally, then uploaded to hosting company. :)

Display styles still need some TLC. Should be done tomorrow.

Let's see if this version is any good at detering spam bots...

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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby MysteryFCM » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:54 pm

hehe nice one :)

But you've got a problem with the sub-title for "News & Announcements" (it's displaying the HTML code instead of the link)
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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby gshell » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:10 pm

The search option in the forum is badly broken. Try doing a search for "cleanup" two hits come back. There are considerably more than that in reality.

Gary

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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby joeyeti » Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:50 am

Is the RSS functioning for the Bugs sub-forum?

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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby Jack » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:01 pm

The search index was broken... The hosting company doesn't let the process run long enough to generate that @!#$%#@%@$# I might have to process it locally and upload again...

The old rss function won't work as it's done by a phpBB 2.0 hack. I'm still looking for a solution for phpBB 3.0. Anyone has recommendations?

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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby MysteryFCM » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:31 pm

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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby Jack » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:48 pm

Thanks. I will give it a try.

Btw, the search function is available now.

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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby gshell » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:56 pm

Jack wrote:Thanks. I will give it a try.

Btw, the search function is available now.


Not so much...
The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: cleanup.
You must specify at least one word to search for. Each word must consist of at least 3 characters and must not contain more than 14 characters excluding wildcards.



Gary

P.S. What is the status of the Cleanup bug that causes old items to become new again. I subscribe to about 40 feeds well over two thirds of them wind up repeating many items as "new" after a cleanup.

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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby Jack » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:16 pm

crap.... rebuilding index again... :shock:

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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby gshell » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:27 pm

And what of the "cleanup bug"??

Gary

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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby joeyeti » Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:13 am

Any luck regarding the RSS feed? 8)

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Re: Forum upgrade

Postby wenbin » Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:54 pm

Any news for the new version of GreatNews? It hasn't been updated for several months.


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