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#1 2005-09-02 19:12:23

dtw
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Forum Mod requests

Know a good phpbb mod we could use?  You can post about it here.

This thread will be mercilessly moderated for simplicities sake so if your suggestion vanishes assume it was not popular - sorry

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#2 2005-09-03 00:28:51

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Re: Forum Mod requests

ok, i guess i'll be the guy who suggests an rss feed 'Topics Anyway'  or something to have it in my aggregator.  *ducks flying tomatoes*

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=72782

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#3 2005-09-03 01:07:44

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Re: Forum Mod requests

An rss feed is on my list - it is implemented on the demo site but not working - it needs a php person to take a look I think.

I am just uploading topic anywhere on the demo site - feel free to see what you can do with it - I am off to bed smile

Looks like it works brilliantly - great suggestion smile and VERY easy to install AND use!

Discussion thread here http://www.jiwe.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=14

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#4 2005-09-05 16:46:43

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Re: Forum Mod requests

I would like to compile slightly more complex polls than we currently have available.

Would it be possible to add:  http://www.vilaras.gr/multivote_mod/  ?


--HAPS

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#5 2005-09-05 16:51:01

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Re: Forum Mod requests

It requires a database mod I am afraid and we are tryiing to keep them to a minimum and restrict to "essential" mods or widely requested.  I don't think the need for more interesting polls will ever outweigh the cons of installing the mod - sorry sad

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#6 2005-09-05 16:54:02

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Re: Forum Mod requests

Also a spell checking feature?  http://www.spod.org/~alan/hosted/phpspe … /download/

The first time I posted this suggestion, it was met with "WTF for?"


--HAPS

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#7 2005-09-05 17:28:58

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Re: Forum Mod requests

Possible - not sure how hugely necessary it is tho - I suppose it depends on the user...

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#8 2005-09-05 22:29:53

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Re: Forum Mod requests

I think I need to build myself a phpBB server. 

I have no idea how much work actually goes into making this stuff work.


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#9 2005-09-05 23:01:55

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Re: Forum Mod requests

You might be surprised!  There is a website called buildtolearn where you can set up websites using php and mysql just for such a purpose smile

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#10 2005-09-06 02:45:42

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Re: Forum Mod requests

Not as a request, maybe later if needed, Mail2Forum is an interesting feature.
http://www.mail2forum.com/wiki/Main_Page

In Usercb I did a test.
http://user-contributions.org/forums/us … c.php?t=98

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#11 2005-09-06 14:15:39

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Re: Forum Mod requests

I bet that if you get a decent mail/forum gateway, Xentac will post here more. But decent is hard to accomplish...

Dusty

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#12 2005-09-06 15:30:10

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Re: Forum Mod requests

...indeed - pretty much bottom of the list I'm afraid, guys!  Best I can offer in the short term is "Watch Forum", which could be handy...

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#13 2005-09-06 15:41:40

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Ok, I just investigated rasat's links.  This is still bottom of the list but only because it is an almost separate project - as far as I can it only requires the most basic patching of the phpbb software and could probably use a separate mysql dbase.  In addition to this there are issues of increased server load i.e. running the cron job and shipping the mail (as I undertstand it at least).

So, yeah, this is a whole nother kettle of fish.  I'm not saying I won't help implement it but at the moment we have a shoal of small fish to fry, rather than going straight for Moby Dick, if you see what I mean...

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#14 2005-09-08 21:41:24

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Re: Forum Mod requests

I don't even know if there's a mod for this, but a little feature that would be cool - If a thread contains a poll, the title will list the current "winning" poll item.

This would be nice for "favorite program X" threads as well as the TU voting forum.

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#15 2005-09-09 09:20:35

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Re: Forum Mod requests

Wow - I imagine someone could write one - not seen one before smile

swiergot wrote the check who has voted (but not how) mod...

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#16 2005-09-13 16:33:13

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Re: Forum Mod requests

seems our robots.txt is blocking the rss feeds

Your search http://bbs.archlinux.org/topics_anywhere.php?mode=show&out=rss2.0&f=a&n=10&sfn=y&r=y&sr=y&b=non&lpb=0&lpd=0
was blocked by that feed's robots.txt.

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#17 2005-09-13 16:37:31

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works fine for me sad

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#18 2005-09-13 18:44:40

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must be something with google, i'll look into it more

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#19 2005-09-13 20:44:53

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Re: Forum Mod requests

jp_fielding wrote:

must be something with google, i'll look into it more

Yeah, I just used your exact query and it works fine in sage and my other one works fine in thunderbird

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#20 2005-09-14 11:48:07

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Re: Forum Mod requests

from looking at our robots.txt, it appears that we're disallowing everything from root down.  the way google does aggregation is with it's bots apparently, and the robots.txt we have blocks that. 

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

is it possible to have that restriction lowered?  right now i can work around with a reverse proxy setup from a different server to this server (which is what i have to do for the arch packages and netflix)

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#21 2005-09-14 21:46:51

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Re: Forum Mod requests

I am going to suggest a mod that pretty much rewrites phpbb. It is made by a well known mod author named ptirhiik. It makes phpBB alot quicker and has better permissions etc. He rewrote the permission system and about everything else to use classes so everything is much faster, etc. http://ptifo.clanmckeen.com/index.php is the link to the site for it. http://ptifo.clanmckeen.com/download/mo … talled.zip is the url for the direct download of the mod. Some mods that you might want to use could require a bit of updating to support it but it is well worth it. You get subforums, new permission system, and several of his other mods that he combined into it.

If you ever need help finding a mod for phpBB just ask. I am well aware of what is out there due to doing mod installations for over 1 and a half years.

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#22 2005-09-14 22:26:26

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Re: Forum Mod requests

iotc247 wrote:

I am going to suggest a mod that pretty much rewrites phpbb.

/me checks calander

14th September...not April 1st then...oh, wait...is this a serious suggestion?

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#23 2005-10-04 00:12:59

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Re: Forum Mod requests

All forum mods have now been made.  If you wish to request a new mod in future please start a new thread with a poll to gauge popularity.  Bear in mind the poll may not affect the final decision to implement the mod big_smile

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