Stunts Forum

Stunts - the Game => Stunts Forum & Portal => Topic started by: zaqrack on July 14, 2006, 09:15:58 PM

Title: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on July 14, 2006, 09:15:58 PM
Well

it was finally time to change from phpbb due to the lack of nice features, and the increasing spamming.
we have switched to SMF, another free software.

It's completely new for me too, so I need some time to get used with it. Guess the same goes for you.
If you have any problems or requests, or encounter any errors, please post them here.

Thanks,
Zak
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: BonzaiJoe on July 14, 2006, 09:25:48 PM
Interesting :) I must admit I was quite surprised when I pressed the refresh button :)

Let's hope this style is better than the previous (which was good)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on July 14, 2006, 09:53:54 PM
no, it was worse, too big letters and graphics. I switched back, but of course everyone can change it for himself. The other theme (DilberMC) has 12 color variations.

Oh, and a nice feature, especially for CTG:
http://stunts.mine.nu/forum/index.php?action=stats
 ;D
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Krys TOFF on July 14, 2006, 10:50:30 PM
Good thing is that you managed to keep the phpBB forum database.
We'll need some time to get use of it...

edit : and why this massage is not in "forum bgfixes" topic ? ;D
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Chulk on July 15, 2006, 04:03:30 AM
What do the stars below driver's name mean? I have 2 Yellow but I saw there are Green stars as well


PS:
JUST TESTING THIS!!!
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on July 15, 2006, 08:30:41 AM
Nothing special, something you earn by getting posts.
Green and red stars mark moderators and administrators.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Akoss Poo on July 17, 2006, 01:00:19 PM
I need some time to get used to this new software. Seems nice, but f*cking slow...
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Krys TOFF on July 17, 2006, 03:19:41 PM
Zak : it seems file attachement feature is not implemented on this new forum.
All previous attached docs disappeared... :-[
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: JTK on July 17, 2006, 04:49:39 PM
Hmmm, strange look. And the attatchments are gone. And what happened to the size of the avatars? How big are the pictures now?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: JTK on July 17, 2006, 04:51:00 PM
Ghost of JTK definitely hates the new board! He can't stand it at all! He will return to life immediately.  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: JTK on July 17, 2006, 04:55:06 PM
Zak! I cannot rebirth! When I log in as "JTK" I can't see messages, I can't modify my profile. I just can read the latest messages sent and else do nothing...  :( Why?  ???
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on July 17, 2006, 05:17:35 PM
Zak : it seems file attachement feature is not implemented on this new forum.
All previous attached docs disappeared... :-[

attachment feature now works fine (just press additional options when posting), as you can see it in this message, but it could happen that the previously attached files were not imported of course.

attachment max size is 128k per attachemtn, 256k per post
avatar max size is 100x100 pixel but there is an automatic resize routine installed if the pic is bigger.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on July 17, 2006, 05:21:58 PM
Zak! I cannot rebirth! When I log in as "JTK" I can't see messages, I can't modify my profile. I just can read the latest messages sent and else do nothing...  :( Why?  ???

that's strange, I don't know yet what the problem is.

But you can change your name displayed, so if it won't work out your mighty Ghost can change name to simply JTK and I can modify the post counts... (and kill the old JTK  ;D)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: JTK on July 17, 2006, 09:20:47 PM
but you can change your name displayed, so if it won't work out your mighty Ghost can change name to simply JTK and I can modify the post counts... (and kill the old JTK  ;D)

You have to do this first, I guess. I cannot change the displayed name because the nich already exists (of course!)  :-[
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on July 17, 2006, 11:52:14 PM
Ok, done! Your post count was also changed.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Krys TOFF on July 18, 2006, 09:00:23 AM
attachment feature now works fine (just press additional options when posting), as you can see it in this message, but it could happen that the previously attached files were not imported of course.
Sorry, but I don't see anything in this topic. Was there supposed to be an attachement ? ???

And there's no option about attachement on additional options... :-\

edit : on wacky/beauty replay contest, I can see the attachement.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: JTK on July 18, 2006, 02:29:38 PM
Thanks.  :) Am I also still moderator of the Kalpens section?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: BonzaiJoe on July 18, 2006, 06:31:37 PM
I don't think Child Boards are a good idea, because you can't see when there are new posts. There is no reason not to let them be boards on the same terms as the rest.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on July 18, 2006, 06:47:27 PM
Oh it sucks. No vomiting icon. :D

Seriously, I liked the old design a bit better. But this new one has many useful options for number addicts like me. I would prefer the mixture of them. :)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on July 18, 2006, 11:30:59 PM
I don't think Child Boards are a good idea, because you can't see when there are new posts. There is no reason not to let them be boards on the same terms as the rest.

when child boards have new messages it's also marked on the left side, and shown at the right side, not only from the parent boards
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on July 20, 2006, 07:04:39 PM
Log counter is crap. I spent almost half an hour at the forum with selecting the songs to my list and it counted 7 minutes.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Chulk on July 22, 2006, 03:33:31 AM
Log counter is crap. I spent almost half an hour at the forum with selecting the songs to my list and it counted 7 minutes.
It works OK for me. Maybe you hadn't logged in yet wheh you were picking your songs
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on July 22, 2006, 03:38:09 AM
No way. I'm always logged, IE remembers my password. :)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Chulk on July 22, 2006, 03:43:42 AM
No way. I'm always logged, IE remembers my password. :)
Then I don't know. Maybe that's the problem. I log in everytime
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: JTK on July 22, 2006, 11:21:53 AM
And there's no option about attachement on additional options... :-\

Neither me... Zak, how can one upload a file?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on July 23, 2006, 04:33:26 PM
I'll check the permissions  :P
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Chulk on August 11, 2006, 09:07:09 PM
Isn't there a way to see the stats without having to look for the link everytime?
Thanks
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Chulk on August 14, 2006, 07:52:17 PM
POOP
What?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on August 16, 2006, 02:40:33 PM
Isn't there a way to see the stats without having to look for the link everytime?
Thanks


On the main forum page you can find "more stats" click that.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Chulk on August 17, 2006, 07:47:24 PM
OK, Thanks Zak!
Title: Cocoon
Post by: CTG on January 30, 2007, 12:37:07 AM
Cocoon form of Stunts Forum (yes, I'm bored):
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on February 20, 2007, 09:44:37 AM
Just to complete my mission for today. :D
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Krys TOFF on May 07, 2007, 10:14:37 AM
It seems that spam robots can now break the SMF barrier... >:(
Title: rss?
Post by: JTK on November 21, 2007, 08:37:33 AM
Hi Zak,

is there any chance to read the forum via rss feed?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on November 21, 2007, 10:26:12 AM
It would be more interesting to make an RSS for 'Fresh, fast times' section on ZSC site.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: JTK on November 21, 2007, 02:21:03 PM
No, I'm just interested in reading the forum via rss. Any chance, Zak?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on November 21, 2007, 02:57:42 PM
http://stunts.mine.nu/forum/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml

RSS will kill the internet sooner or later ;)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on November 21, 2007, 04:50:57 PM
It's not working... :(
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on November 21, 2007, 06:12:28 PM
it is for me, I just came from the RSS reader reading this...
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on November 21, 2007, 07:00:06 PM
Okay it works now. I put it to my personal Google, but I see only the name of the topic - nothing about the author of the message.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: JTK on November 22, 2007, 04:17:09 PM
http://stunts.mine.nu/forum/index.php?type=rss;action=.xml

RSS will kill the internet sooner or later ;)
Ah thanks, works fine. And yes, you're right! :)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on January 23, 2008, 03:14:17 PM
Let's see the antispam mods! ;)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 23, 2008, 05:36:02 PM
Zak, don't make an Orwellian mistake - please don't treat everyone as criminals because someone is.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on January 23, 2008, 05:40:14 PM
If the Forum ghosts problem caused it, see my post in Monthly updated forum stats topic. They are deleted. I think 20 posts/day and 70 posts/week can be a realistic limit.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on January 23, 2008, 09:02:16 PM
Zak, don't make an Orwellian mistake - please don't treat everyone as criminals because someone is.

no way I'd do that, but I can install a mod which can set daily post limit by users.
CTG=20 ghosts=1. Problem solved. But I'll do that only when its really necessary...
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 23, 2008, 09:16:19 PM
Oh, that's great - technology is moving ahead of me :) Thanks for implementing that, if it becomes necessary.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Chulk on January 24, 2008, 08:19:16 AM
I can install a mod which can set daily post limit by users.
CTG=20 ghosts=1. Problem solved.
Not really... 20 daily posts limit is 600/monthly. CTG posts only half of that, so it will result on him spamming even more, just to reach the limit. Maybe a 25-30 posts/week can be a reasonable limit to everybody.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on January 24, 2008, 08:50:02 AM
I said 20 posts/day AND 70 posts/week. Double limit. If I post 60 messages between Monday and Wednesday, I have only 10 left for the next 4 days. Okay, it can be decreased to 50 posts/week. 25-30 messages/week is not enough, even you, Krys and sometimes BJ and Akoss used to post more than that!
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Duplode on January 24, 2008, 05:08:55 PM
30 messages/week might be little in certain circumstances indeed (what would be of flamewars then?!  :P). Maybe hourly limits (something like 8 posts/hour, 12 posts/3 hours or whathever other more suitable numbers) could be easier to tune in order to prevent flood without restricting normal usage. I'd rather see the custom, user-specific, "emergency measures" Zak proposed, however...

PS: Sticking to the topic, post #300...  ;D
Edit/PS2: ROFL! Chulk reached post #1000 on this discussion as well!
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on November 11, 2008, 10:16:28 AM
due to the recent spamming I have strengthened the registration rules and of course deleted the spam accounts. Hope it'll help.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on June 13, 2011, 10:05:55 AM
Since a couple of months accounts must get approval from an admin before they can be activated due to the high number of bots / spammers registering on the site. Is there anyone familiar with the SMF forum engine / plugins who could help me solve this problem?

Preauthorization works to keep spammers away, but it also keeps interested pipsqueaks joining discussions as they wish.

Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Oscar on June 13, 2011, 03:00:47 PM
I think the best way to prevent access to the spammers is to implement some field validation is not an existing plugin, it could also work well show another system or alternate systems capcha randomly.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on June 13, 2011, 04:47:47 PM
captcha and email activation is already present. I will try to add more.
I am afraid these are not bots but real people who have the job to register on forums and then send spam.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Oscar on June 15, 2011, 12:02:26 AM
A crazy idea! We can add the stunts security system... same responses, if somebody wants to register must search the response.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on June 15, 2011, 05:33:18 AM
Crazy, but good!
I will search for a plugin which allows to add user-defined questions as a registration requirement - we could define questions which all Stunts-fans know, but is hard for others to find out. Like: Who is the fastest opponent in Stunts? What is the fastest car in Stunts?
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Chulk on June 15, 2011, 05:49:58 AM
Really a great idea indeed. Way to go!
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on June 15, 2011, 07:56:09 AM
Apparently version 2.0 of the forum engine just went stable. I will upgrade first - if downtime is expected, I will let you know.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on June 15, 2011, 10:09:51 AM
forum updated, verification questions added, admin approval for registration removed. Another workday wasted (for good reasons :)) enjoy! :D
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Chulk on June 15, 2011, 10:23:54 AM
I've just created an account "test" to see how it work and it works! I won't answer the activation email but if it still appears, feel free to delete it
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on June 15, 2011, 10:25:44 AM
cool! :)

I have also addedd language support for the following:
-German Informal
- Portuguese Brazilian
- Spanish (Latin)
- Danish
- Italian
- Hungarian

More on request.
Alan, this is mainly to attract 4dsl newbies.
Title: Re:NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Chulk on June 15, 2011, 10:35:12 AM
Except for the special characters... everything looks good.
á
é
í
ó
ú
ñ

let's see...

Edit: They look good on post, just not good on menus and such. Not really a big deal
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on June 15, 2011, 10:56:50 AM
should have installed the utf-8 packs. if its not a big deal I will not correct it for now.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Oscar on June 15, 2011, 12:22:29 PM
Good and fast job! awesome
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: JTK on June 15, 2011, 06:17:07 PM
Looks great! But the German ä, ö, ü, ß are not well diplayed when you switch the forum language to "German Informal" (BTW: What does it mean, German Informal?)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: alanrotoi on June 15, 2011, 06:40:00 PM
it's like... err... dunno  ::)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on June 16, 2011, 04:13:27 AM
Looks great! But the German ä, ö, ü, ß are not well diplayed when you switch the forum language to "German Informal" (BTW: What does it mean, German Informal?)

"Du" ist benutzt anstatt "Sie" :)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: alanrotoi on June 16, 2011, 04:26:21 AM
Fortunatelly for these cases spanish has only few achaisms: "ñ" and "ü"
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: JTK on June 16, 2011, 11:32:41 AM
"Du" ist benutzt anstatt "Sie" :)
*LOL* O. k. That's truly informal.  :D
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Duplode on June 16, 2011, 06:49:42 PM
Groovy new looks!  ;) I'd better tweak my avatar/sig to fully match the new colours  :)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 17, 2011, 11:55:59 AM
Nice new look for the forum. Too bad that SMF forums are now as spammed as phpbb ones...
Anyway, such an evolution since the old green one with mandatory ads you had at the very beginning (which got replaced by a phpbb one and then the SMF one).  :o

I have also addedd language support for the following:
-German Informal
- Portuguese Brazilian
- Spanish (Latin)
- Danish
- Italian
- Hungarian

No French ? ;D
Title: BÖFF
Post by: CTG on August 01, 2012, 10:51:18 AM
I would be glad to see a dark forum skin as an option. And some additional stats, too.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on November 13, 2013, 08:40:43 AM
I would be glad to see a dark forum skin as an option.

::)

Is it possible to add a new SMF skin?

http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on November 13, 2013, 02:50:02 PM
pick one and I will add it.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on November 13, 2013, 08:15:43 PM
http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2045

Hopefully it's compatible with the current version. If not, any black theme is fine that does not hurt eyes.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: Duplode on November 14, 2013, 04:15:11 AM
Custom skins... sounds like I will have to give up blending avatar and sig into the background  ::)
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: zaqrack on November 14, 2013, 11:15:58 AM
http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2045

Hopefully it's compatible with the current version. If not, any black theme is fine that does not hurt eyes.

installed, you can switch in your profile.
Title: Re: NEW FORUM SOFTWARE
Post by: CTG on November 14, 2013, 12:32:11 PM
Thank you very much, it's super cool.