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Welcome back

Postby papa » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:19 pm

Nice to see the forums up again. Thanks, zoli! :D
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Re: Welcome back

Postby zoli » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:22 am

I am sorry for the long delay, but I was very busy... and it is still not over.
Hope those changes will help.
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Re: Welcome back

Postby sjaz » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:10 pm

Hey,

Thanks!

If you need any help please shout. :)
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Re: Welcome back

Postby zoli » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:39 am

Thanks... help is always welcome.
Please, keep eye on the things around because I will be off site for one week from now.
BTW Hurd and Minix are down if somebody asks.
See you guys.
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Re: Welcome back

Postby sjaz » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:44 pm

Hope you guys had a great Christmas/new year break.

All looks great. :)
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Re: Welcome back

Postby zoli » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:23 pm

Thank you... it was nice and somewhat busy.
I haven't worked with polarhome issues for ages and the problems just piled up.
I used these days to sort out some important issues and improve the stability.

One of the main changes is the forum revelation :)
Main changes:
- disabled PHP register_globals on the whole web site - that made lot of troubles elsewhere like around account creation.
- disable user registration in the forum
- inject polarhome users into the forum with right rights - if requested during account creation
- moderate first several posts of the new users before they can post freely
- use anti-spam apc

Before I shut down the forum I spent half of the day moderating it.
This should provide us more free time . :)

Enjoy.
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Re: Welcome back

Postby jaboucha_centos » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:52 am

I had the woeful task of moderating a forum once. Half the battle was dealing with all the spam bots. The owner wanted registration to be open, yet wanted to keep her hands off most of the time. I guess the idea of community and contribution is nice, but everyone is looking for avenues to push their goods. There are anti-spam plugins for phpBB out there but nothing beats good old fashioned vigilance which nobody really has time for :)
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