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    Re: The Board

    Postby Freakzilla » 03 Nov 2010 19:08

    You know, the support emails are set to go to Rag. Could that have anything to do with it?
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    Re: The Board

    Postby Omphalos » 03 Nov 2010 19:25

    Freakzilla wrote:You know, the support emails are set to go to Rag. Could that have anything to do with it?


    As among ourselves, yes. But the registering users should still get their own emails.

    Why don't you change that so that they go to you, so that you will be notified each time someone tries to register?
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    Re: The Board

    Postby Freakzilla » 03 Nov 2010 19:39

    Omphalos wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:You know, the support emails are set to go to Rag. Could that have anything to do with it?


    As among ourselves, yes. But the registering users should still get their own emails.

    Why don't you change that so that they go to you, so that you will be notified each time someone tries to register?


    I will, but it made it sound like this option was just for tech problems...

    Contact e-mail address:
    This address will be used whenever a specific contact point is needed, e.g. spam, error output, etc. It will always be used as the From and Reply-To address in e-mails.

    Return e-mail address:
    This will be used as the return address on all e-mails, the technical contact e-mail address. It will always be used as the Return-Path and Sender address in e-mails.
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    Re: The Board

    Postby SandChigger » 03 Nov 2010 20:31

    Is that "necrophiliac"-something-or-other email address posted around here somewhere? Maybe a shtucky/pinned announcement-like thingy with it here in this forum? Thread title: "HAVING TROUBLE REGISTERING? LOOK HERE!" :P

    I totally DO NOT MIND people contacting me (just to make that clear!), but it increases the time it takes to get them onboard. (I think his email came through around 11:00 last night, but I'd already gone upstairs to read in bed, so I didn't see it until 6:00 or so this morning.)

    It'd be cool if we could always be quicker at it than Dune Novels at least. ;)
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    Re: The Board

    Postby Freakzilla » 03 Nov 2010 20:40

    SandChigger wrote:Is that "necrophiliac"-something-or-other email address posted around here somewhere? Maybe a shtucky/pinned announcement-like thingy with it here in this forum? Thread title: "HAVING TROUBLE REGISTERING? LOOK HERE!" :P


    Shit man, didn't I HAVE that in ANNOUNCEMENTS?

    :doh:

    I totally DO NOT MIND people contacting me (just to make that clear!), but it increases the time it takes to get them onboard. (I think his email came through around 11:00 last night, but I'd already gone upstairs to read in bed, so I didn't see it until 6:00 or so this morning.)


    You shouldn't have to be but the guys you bring here are ALWAYS winners! :handgestures-thumbupright:

    It'd be cool if we could always be quicker at it than Dune Novels at least. ;)


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    Re: The Board

    Postby merkin muffley » 04 Nov 2010 07:13

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    Re: The Board

    Postby Shaitan » 04 Nov 2010 18:17

    Serkanner wrote:New search engine Blekko gives Jacurutu as number one hit for Dune Forum ... :D .... dunenovels = 6th

    http://blekko.com/ws/dune+forum


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    Re: The Board

    Postby Shaitan » 04 Nov 2010 18:35

    I've run into similar issues with most board engines at one time or another. Email servers/services, particularly the SMTP side of things, can get very wonky. If I had a dollar for every hour I've lost debugging Sendmail and Qmail over the years....

    In my experience it's usually more reliable to use a PHP/Perl/Python/etc script running on the same web server as the forum to send out automated registration emails and such. Preferably the script is locked down to only accept requests passed to it from the forum engine, nothing and no one else. A very simple PHP script has served me very well on my various phpBB and vBulletin forums handling outgoing registration emails for many years now uninterrupted.
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    Re: The Board

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 Nov 2010 19:40

    Shaitan wrote:I've run into similar issues with most board engines at one time or another. Email servers/services, particularly the SMTP side of things, can get very wonky. If I had a dollar for every hour I've lost debugging Sendmail and Qmail over the years....

    In my experience it's usually more reliable to use a PHP/Perl/Python/etc script running on the same web server as the forum to send out automated registration emails and such. Preferably the script is locked down to only accept requests passed to it from the forum engine, nothing and no one else. A very simple PHP script has served me very well on my various phpBB and vBulletin forums handling outgoing registration emails for many years now uninterrupted.


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    Re: The Board

    Postby Shaitan » 04 Nov 2010 20:40

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Shaitan wrote:I've run into similar issues with most board engines at one time or another. Email servers/services, particularly the SMTP side of things, can get very wonky. If I had a dollar for every hour I've lost debugging Sendmail and Qmail over the years....

    In my experience it's usually more reliable to use a PHP/Perl/Python/etc script running on the same web server as the forum to send out automated registration emails and such. Preferably the script is locked down to only accept requests passed to it from the forum engine, nothing and no one else. A very simple PHP script has served me very well on my various phpBB and vBulletin forums handling outgoing registration emails for many years now uninterrupted.


    Any help is appreciated.


    As I said it's been a long time since I dug up the configuration I'm using with my own forums, I haven't built any new ones with standalone forum engines in a few years now (only complete CMSes like Wordpress using forum/discussion plugins secondary to the CMS's centralized email functionality) and haven't had any problem with the script that I've been using unless one of my fellow sysadmins changed something that I'm forgetting about in the meantime.

    But, in the case of my vBulletin boards, it looks like I'm simply using vB's option to invoke the generic php mail() function (all internal to vB). Obviously, that's no help with phpBB.

    I'm looking over my much older, and less used, phpBB forums that are all slated to be upgraded or migrated to very different setups soon, maybe even different board engines entirely. I'm thinking of replacing my vB boards with something else as well, but it's hard to match all the features and frequent updates you get from a high-end paid product versus a free engine like phpBB. The solution of building sites around CMS engines and having the boards be plugins or other secondary functionality is what I've usually defaulted to lately, since my disabilities make it hard to be as productive as I'd like and I have to make the most of the resources I have.

    In truth most of those don't get a lot of registrations, so I might not even notice if some of them had this problem. That, or one of my partners would pick up my slack as they often kindly do.

    The solution that I'd suggest, rather than my own hackish little php script, is to set up a GMail account for this purpose.

    This guide makes it relatively straightforward for phpBB: http://www.yinfor.com/blog/archives/200 ... _gmai.html

    The salient portion of which is:

    teh article wrote:In phpBB Admin panel, go to General Admin > Configuration > Email Settings

    SMTP Server Address: ssl://smtp.gmail.com:465


    The user/password fields obviously corresponding to the information for the GMail account.

    Using third party email scripting is more for the paranoid, like me and some of my board members, who want to cut companies like Google out of the loop. I don't see any reason why having registration emails go through GMail's SMTP would be such a big deal for Jacurutu.

    That'd be my two cents off the top of my head.
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    Re: The Guild being junkies.

    Postby SandRider » 22 Nov 2010 18:31

    look, the little baby jesus knows that for the most part I am a firm believer in Freedom of Speech &etc, &etc ...

    but I really do think there should be a "You Must Be This Tall to Begin A Thread" rule ....

    I believe registering and Posting Privileges should be automatic w/o Admin approval -
    the work the admins have to do knocking out Singapore Spammers doesn't equal
    the inhospitably to new recruits of not allowing them to post as soon as they have
    discovered the sietch - most of those people were most likely driven here like all
    of us, the stench of the Burning Stupidity of Corporate McDune that has covered the
    entire Plain of Arrakeen, and the relief of finally locating the hiding-place of the
    Last True Friends of Frank often makes them want to express that right away ...

    but is there not a way to turn off the "Start a New Topic" option for each member ?
    and only turn it on when a recruit has proven they are not :
    a> a dipshit
    b> a shitheel
    c> a core member of Spanky McDune's Legion of Official Fucktards
    d> internet-ignorant & a discussion forum virgin

    just sayin' ....
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    Re: The Guild being junkies.

    Postby lotek » 22 Nov 2010 18:39

    are you volunteering to do the breaking in ?
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    Re: The Guild being junkies.

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Nov 2010 20:22

    SandRider wrote:look, the little baby jesus knows that for the most part I am a firm believer in Freedom of Speech &etc, &etc ...

    but I really do think there should be a "You Must Be This Tall to Begin A Thread" rule ....

    I believe registering and Posting Privileges should be automatic w/o Admin approval -
    the work the admins have to do knocking out Singapore Spammers doesn't equal
    the inhospitably to new recruits of not allowing them to post as soon as they have
    discovered the sietch - most of those people were most likely driven here like all
    of us, the stench of the Burning Stupidity of Corporate McDune that has covered the
    entire Plain of Arrakeen, and the relief of finally locating the hiding-place of the
    Last True Friends of Frank often makes them want to express that right away ...

    but is there not a way to turn off the "Start a New Topic" option for each member ?
    and only turn it on when a recruit has proven they are not :
    a> a dipshit
    b> a shitheel
    c> a core member of Spanky McDune's Legion of Official Fucktards
    d> internet-ignorant & a discussion forum virgin

    just sayin' ....


    I'm not entirely opposed to the idea. If I could figure out how to do it.
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    Re: The Guild being junkies.

    Postby lotek » 22 Nov 2010 20:31

    I'll ask around if someone knows how to do it ?

    Does someone know how to do it ?

    :im with  stupid:

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    Re: The Guild being junkies.

    Postby SandRider » 23 Nov 2010 01:44

    SandChigger wrote:People couldn't start their own self-introduction threads that way... :think:



    that's right, and you brought that up the last time I was talking about it ....

    I wouldn't say it's "all that bad", and I certainly want no censoring OR deleted threads/posts here ...

    but it seems like every few months some one stumbles into the sietch and starts going on a new-thread binge
    that's usually pointless and asinine and really not on any Dune-related topic, but all the threads they start
    seem to have some kinda common-thread of dumbass running thru them ...

    so far, HarryC.'s given us Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds/Dune, Are Ghost in The Shell and The Matrix the same?,
    Can anyone compare Matrix and Avatar to Dune?,
    and Phantasm and Dune connection, which I believe are all just
    subsets of his other thread Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy ....

    HarryC started 5 threads (including his introduction thread) the day after he joined, disappeared for six months,
    started 3 useless threads on 12 November and two more last Saturday ...

    and he obviously didn't read the "new users please read" thread:
    viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2429

    how many threads are there already about Lynch84 ?

    Thing wrote:Until then, I don't see the point of doing something that just makes us look even more hostile to new members than we are.


    how much more hostile do we seem when some one who is thread-starting happy annoys the Brethren until they begin to post replys
    with such phrases as "fucking idiot" and "shut the fuck up and die in a fire you moron" &etc?

    how much more cluttered and unsearchable does the forum get ?
    how much less competent and intelligent does the membership seem to new recruits with a mess of threads with a half dozen replies,
    mostly telling the thread-starter they are fucking idiots ?


    however, if a new recruit shows up and searches the board for an existing topic for what-ever opinion they feel like they just have
    to express, and does an excellent job, stimulating new discussion on the topic, or asking a question about the existing topic that sets
    off a whole 'nother round of posts, then they have Done a Service to the Sietch ....

    I do not like the idea of topic-starters based on a set number of posts; if this is the only option with the board software,
    I would be against its use; I would be in favor, if the boardware will support it, of allowing a new recruit, by default setting,
    to start a thread only in the introduction section .... it would then be at the admin's discretion to turn on a "may start topic"
    setting ...

    this would not stop new dumbasses & fucktards from displaying their retardedness in posts in any other existing threads,
    which I am in favor of for entertainment purposes; it would only stop the creation of a big ol' mess of USELESS TO
    THIS BOARD threads ...

    btw, firefox thinks retardedness is not a word, and suggested I used retardation - I tried to explain to it that there is
    a very subtle but important difference in the two words, a slight shade of meaning of intent; firefox was not responsive to this,
    so I just over-rode its bitch-ass and forced it to accept my spelling ... it is now sulking and threatening to have "page not found"
    errors when I try to load-up illegal Russian Mafia porn dumps ... it has not yet caught on that I am using Chrome exclusively for
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    Re: The Guild being junkies.

    Postby lotek » 23 Nov 2010 12:13

    thanks to Askaris for pointing me in the right direction

    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2100180

    so it seems you need to create groups with differents rights and access, and then just edit those
    So we could have
    - newcomers
    - sietch tested members
    - mods and admins

    Nothing too elitist there, I must say that for the sake of lisibility dumb topics should not be allowed.
    After all, if we take the dumb too, what's left to byron to play with ?
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    Re: The Guild being junkies.

    Postby Freakzilla » 23 Nov 2010 12:52

    lotek wrote:thanks to Askaris for pointing me in the right direction

    http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2100180

    so it seems you need to create groups with differents rights and access, and then just edit those
    So we could have
    - newcomers
    - sietch tested members
    - mods and admins

    Nothing too elitist there, I must say that for the sake of lisibility dumb topics should not be allowed.
    After all, if we take the dumb too, what's left to byron to play with ?


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    Re: The Guild being junkies.

    Postby lotek » 23 Nov 2010 12:56

    too much spacing guild cakes sorry :)

    I'll repost !
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    Re: The Guild being junkies.

    Postby Freakzilla » 23 Nov 2010 12:57

    lotek wrote:too much spacing guild cakes sorry :)

    I'll repost !


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    Re: The Board

    Postby lotek » 23 Nov 2010 13:16

    bummer double post...
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    Re: The Board

    Postby SandChigger » 23 Nov 2010 16:53

    (I was going to ask where my comment went, but I found it in another thread. :?: )
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    Re: The Board

    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Nov 2010 13:12

    Can we get the "unread posts" button like at Worm's? Is that part of the new boardware upgrade?
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    Re: The Board

    Postby Shaitan » 29 Nov 2010 00:58

    Freakzilla wrote:Can we get the "unread posts" button like at Worm's? Is that part of the new boardware upgrade?


    Don't you mean this? http://www.jacurutu.com/search.php?search_id=newposts
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    Re: The Board

    Postby Omphalos » 29 Nov 2010 02:33

    Freakzilla wrote:Can we get the "unread posts" button like at Worm's? Is that part of the new boardware upgrade?


    Its there. Probably just a thing with the skin you're using.
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    Re: The Board

    Postby Freakzilla » 16 Jan 2011 22:38

    can we add "frank herbert forum" to the tags? Please?

    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=ldy ... a4ddc71c53

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