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Message started by webmaster on 03/06/07 at 19:45:36

Title: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by webmaster on 03/06/07 at 19:45:36
I updated the forum to a super new version that includes... polls! There is enhanced security as well. Unfortunately, one of the side-effects of the old forum was that a bunch of fake accounts were created by spammers, which was screwing with the user namespace available and also just... bad. (You should have seen some of the user names created!) So, a side-effect of the upgrade was that I deleted all accounts with zero posts.

Other things of note:
All passwords are encrypted. Not even *I* know what your password is.
Old PMs were limited to 20. If you lost PMs, let me know. I will enforce the 20-limit starting on Friday.

If anything looks wonky to you, please let me know.

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by janea on 03/06/07 at 23:15:31
The forum looks fab Ali.  Although I've been unable to send PM's.

*Edit - it's just Hilary I can't PM.   I get this error message:

104 An Error Has Occurred!: Unable to open 19.txt

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by the last to know on 03/07/07 at 07:48:47
Nice work.   :)

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by webmaster on 03/07/07 at 09:41:21

janea wrote on 03/06/07 at 23:15:31:
The forum looks fab Ali.  Although I've been unable to send PM's.

*Edit - it's just Hilary I can't PM.   I get this error message:

104 An Error Has Occurred!: Unable to open 19.txt



Okay, I'll take a look.

*Edit - Can you try again? I PM'd her and didn't have a problem (assuming that she received it :) )

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by ChrissieA on 03/07/07 at 10:07:57
Looks very good Alison - thanks!  :)

Only one problem...it's deleted all my most recent messages and left 20 old ones.  Any chance of getting back my most recent messages please?

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by webmaster on 03/07/07 at 10:12:31
Take a look and tell me if they're there. If they're not, I can try something else.

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by ChrissieA on 03/07/07 at 10:15:28
I've got 20 messages from June - September 2006.  Nothing recent.

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by webmaster on 03/07/07 at 10:19:27
How bout now? :)

(Also, let me know if this happens to anyone else...)

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by ChrissieA on 03/07/07 at 10:22:58
Yes -I've got them all back now, thanks.  They all say the same date though - Dec 31st 1969!!   ;D

I don't mind though...and I will clear them out....honest.  :)

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by Hilary on 03/07/07 at 11:50:53
I had the same problem, it deleted my most recent messages.  Wasn't bothered about most of them apart from the one I sent last night, and I can always resend it.

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by Rosemary on 03/07/07 at 12:02:11
Same here.

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by SALVADOR Q MITCH on 03/07/07 at 12:42:06
We love you Alison.  And some of us fancy you a bit.  Especially the girls.  Is hayley banned?

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by webmaster on 03/07/07 at 13:26:09
Ugh, I realized just now that the new board doesn't have a quick reply box. I'll need to figure that out.

Anyway, I love you guys too. :)

Hayley is banned, but she's not around anyway, so I can't talk to her (which is ideally what I would be doing right now). Don't worry about it just yet.

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by ptm on 03/07/07 at 13:30:47
yes, thanks for all your efforts alison

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by Hilary on 03/07/07 at 14:07:26
Yes, thanks very much Alison.  Good to see you posting again, don't go away in a hurry!

I'm also getting a message about the webpage wanting to access the Clipboard every time I post, which is very annoying.  Is that a pc thing or a board thing?

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by ptm on 03/07/07 at 14:08:35
i'm getting that as well hils

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by webmaster on 03/07/07 at 14:18:40
The clipboard? What is it saying?

I've tested the board on Linux and Windows, but both times I was using Firefox.

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by ptm on 03/07/07 at 14:24:03
says something about allowing access will give the site access to my clipboard, anything i've copied or paste. something like that.

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by webmaster on 03/07/07 at 14:27:52

ptm wrote on 03/07/07 at 14:24:03:
says something about allowing access will give the site access to my clipboard, anything i've copied or paste. something like that.


Are you on Windows? If so, what version? (XP or Vista?)

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by ptm on 03/07/07 at 14:31:55
int exp and vista

'do you want to allow this webpage to access your clipboard?

if you allow this, the webpage can access the clipboard and read information that you've cut or copied recently'

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by Rosemary on 03/07/07 at 14:45:34
I'm getting that too.

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by welshgirl on 03/07/07 at 14:57:00
I'm not

(with my mac....)

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by webmaster on 03/07/07 at 15:08:17
It turns out that this is part of IE 7:
http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1173296579/3

I installed a patch which will allow you to not use the clipboard when posting. Let me know how it works for you. :)

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by webmaster on 03/29/07 at 21:05:29
Someone hacked the program used to host the forum. They've even brought down the site that the forum originates from (like, the place that hosts the original code).

Stuff should be working, and I think I deleted all the spam...

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by Cristina on 03/30/07 at 08:59:48
Thanks Alison!!  ;) Lots of spam messages had invaded the site... Why do hackers do that?

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by Burke on 04/19/07 at 06:03:27
The new set up is very user-friendly.  Thanks!

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by rosey on 04/20/07 at 08:09:53
Hello. I used to post on here a while back, my username still appears but I have a different email and forgot my password ::)

I wouldn't think anyone would remember me anyway.

Either that or I am wrong and it was the UK one I used  ;D

Just wanted to say hello  :)

Title: Re: Yay for the updated forum!
Post by the last to know on 04/20/07 at 08:21:10
Hello and welcome to the fun house, Rosey.
;)

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