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Ken

2022 Nov 19 13:42:47
 :banana: :banana:
Sounds wonderful! Good luck!
 

Skhilled

2022 Nov 18 22:24:23
The new job is working out great! Everyone is so nice and helpful! I hear they don't like haters, etc. and will fire them.  :laugh:
 

Ken

2022 Nov 07 21:06:02
 :thumbup:
 

Skhilled

2022 Nov 07 20:09:42
And I start a new job tomorrow working in a warehouse close to home. Can walk to it. :)
 

Skhilled

2022 Nov 07 20:08:34
Been hard at work on the CZ themes.
 

Ken

2022 Nov 07 19:41:58
I'm not on as much as I would like... having some fun bits trying to get on with my Chemo.
 

Ken

2022 Nov 07 19:40:20
Yepp... it would seem to be so!  :o
 

Skhilled

2022 Nov 07 15:01:09
Lately, we seem to coming here at the same time.  :D
 

Ken

2022 Oct 30 17:15:00
Yesss... you did!  :o
 

Skhilled

2022 Oct 30 13:54:49
Ha! I beat you to it! ;)

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FamilyForum Changelog:
« on: March 20, 2011, 12:09:36 PM »
In recent weeks we've been doing a lot of 'behind the scenes' work on Our FamilyForum so that it could be brought up to date with current versions of our various software packages, plus cleaning up old files and code to get everything working smoothly again.

Most of the work had been taken care of by Skhilled and he has certainly earned his new Admin badge with all that he's had to do getting it all sorted out.
Good job Steve.  :2thumbs:

The following list will detail some of the packages that have been updated or added.
NOTE: A lot of the work that Steve has been doing involves edits to code and files that are part of the software platform and most of those edits won't get posted in this topic.




Site Packages:
1/ Upgraded site to RC5... 'This Simple Machines Forum' software is the basic foundation of our site and RC5 is the latest version.

2/ TinyPortal RC1 for RC5... TP is the package we use to add 'CMS' like features to the site.

Updated Mods Installed:
Aeva Media 2.012... updated to v2.10.
TinyPic Plug-in 1.0.0
Footnotes 1.08
Add IP2Location to Track IP 1.3
nneonneo's AJAX ShoutBox 1.221
TP Reviews Module
SMF Links

Older Mods Re-Installed:
We are waiting for updated versions of some Mods to be released, meanwhile some have been re-installed.

PmxBlog


... more details later.
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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 02:17:57 PM »
Themes; all of our custom 'BlocWeb' themes were replaced with updated versions.
Aeon
Aqua
BlueLight
Calliope
Dartmoor
Envision
Ganymedes
Minerva
Minimalism
Pandora
Phoenix
Proteus
sPad
workDesk2

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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 04:32:25 AM »
PmxBlog... I was finally able to get the Blogs back in operation.
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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 01:13:10 PM »
Updated the Spoiler Tag.
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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 07:02:21 AM »
Re-installed the 'reCAPTCHA' registration security Mod... Lately we've been getting lots of spammers signing up for accounts here on the FamilyForum, so I've added some extra security to the registration process to try and keep them at bay.   :08:

We've used it before and it helps a lot, so hopefully it will keep a few of them out this time around.

Here's what the reg screen looks like with reCAPTCHA turned on:
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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 08:24:07 AM »
I've been meaning to check on that over here. I've been getting a ton of them trying to register at my site (and at other sites a lot lately) but Stop Spammer and httpBL puts them in Awaiting Approval. I still have to report them and them reject them and was getting up to 20+ per day.  :yikes:

So, I checked my settings and did not have the verification questions turned on. After I turned it on it seem to have stopped them from registering at all...so far.  :innocent:

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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 08:27:19 AM »
They seem to come in waves and lately the wave is kinda big.  :belly:
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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011, 08:37:43 AM »
Most of them seem to be from Russia and have .ru in their email. They are also part of the Xrumer spam group. :P

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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 12:44:20 PM »
Looks like the reCAPTCHA has slowed them some.  :bigthumb:
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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2011, 08:51:01 AM »
I have reCAPTCHA on one of my sites but one or two still get in. On my main site, I just used the verification questions and do not use questions that require numbers like "What organ human pumps the blood?"...answer "heart".

I haven't had one register or even in awaiting approval for 2 days now. :)

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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2011, 10:17:55 AM »
The registrations have let up for now and if you check the ban log it is only showing a few hits, so maybe this wave is about over.  :08:
Of course they'll be back soon enough!
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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2011, 10:55:17 AM »
I hope so. :P

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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2011, 02:38:33 PM »
The registrations have let up for now and if you check the ban log it is only showing a few hits, so maybe this wave is about over.  :08:
Of course they'll be back soon enough!

Spoke too soon!  :yikes:
Just got another one.
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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2011, 12:29:18 PM »
I haven't had another one yet. Not even any errors in the log. :)

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Re: FamilyForum Changelog:
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2011, 05:00:10 PM »
Just discovered that our custom '404 Error Page' got turned off at some point, so I've just re-set it. The problem was our .htaccess file, for some reason the file was blank and it needs a re-direct code in that .htaccess file so that when the 404 error page is called it will show our custom page... it likely happened during on of the updates to our SMF files.
Anyways, it's fixed now.  :bigteeth:

You can see the full page here: http://www.ourfamilyforum.org/FamilyForum/index.php?page=208

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