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by goober
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Don't know if anyone is still here, buuut...
Replies: 8
Views: 97

Re: Don't know if anyone is still here, buuut...

I check in weekly too!
by goober
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Unable to create new topic in Spiral of Worlds
Replies: 4
Views: 28053

Re: Unable to create new topic in Spiral of Worlds

Gone! I installed some anti-spam tools and it's possible that the software thought your message was spam. Sorry about that.
by goober
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Damn Bots
Replies: 25
Views: 4250

Re: Damn Bots

Haha, let's hope you don't need a new one but if you do you can submit the expense to Neuge! Maybe that'll get him to answer my emails... :rolleyes:
by goober
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Damn Bots
Replies: 25
Views: 4250

Re: Damn Bots

So far not a single user has registered since I enabled the Q&A, and the Akismet plugin stopped the only other bot that registered before I made the change. Hopefully I didn't make the Q&A too difficult, but I think it's pretty easy! Hopefully that'll be the end of the bots.. If not, I'll turn on th...
by goober
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Damn Bots
Replies: 25
Views: 4250

Re: Damn Bots

Yes, we can make it so that the first post always go to the moderator queue and then you can manually approve. Subsequent posts will be allowed. We can even make that number > 1 so that the first n posts must be approved. It does look like Akismet did its job so maybe this is OK for now. I see one c...
by goober
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Damn Bots
Replies: 25
Views: 4250

Re: Damn Bots

Okay, I also installed the Akismet anti-spam plugin, and set it to add potential spammers to the "Newly registered users" group by default. That will prevent them from posting without moderation -- but it should also prevent those posts from going through as Akismet has a large database of potential...
by goober
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Damn Bots
Replies: 25
Views: 4250

Re: Damn Bots

Ugh, I can't tell if it's better or worse. I saw two spam posts this morning. Another thing we could do is restrict the boards that new users can post to. That would make it easy to spot the bots but slightly inconvenient for legitimate users. Definitely more work for the moderators. But I'm not sur...
by goober
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Damn Bots
Replies: 25
Views: 4250

Re: Damn Bots

I just added reCAPTCHA to the forum. Hopefully that will help keep the bots away.
by goober
Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: what happened to the board?
Replies: 19
Views: 4813

Re: what happened to the board?

I think I did it. Let me know if it didn't work. Note that mods will still be able to see them, but regular users shouldn't.
by goober
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: what happened to the board?
Replies: 19
Views: 4813

Re: what happened to the board?

Sorry guys (and gals), we should be good now. I had to upgrade the software due to a vulnerability in the old version, and unfortunately the old theme was no longer compatible with version 3.1. We'll have to work up a new theme compatible with the new version. Typically a 3.0 to 3.1 release wouldn't...
by goober
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Forum Outage
Replies: 7
Views: 4394

Forum Outage

Howdy - We experienced a brief forum outage this evening. The server ran out of disk space because you guys write too much! Well, the real reason was that the access log for the Web server was over 2GB and hadn't been rotated in over a year. I took care of that, but the database was corrupt. I ran a...
by goober
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Board Maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 1739

Re: Board Maintenance

All set, thanks for your patience!
by goober
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: PHPB3 Modifications
Replies: 13
Views: 3224

Re: PHPB3 Modifications

The problem I had with mods is that they are a pain in the ass to deal with when board upgrades happen. Maybe less so with phpBB3, but it was real bad with phpBB2.
by goober
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Downtime July 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3025

Downtime July 2011

Howdy folks - My apologies for the downtime over the past few days. I was under the impression that something had gone wrong with the boards -- perhaps an exploit, or some such -- and took precautionary measures by disabling the board. I was unable to look further into the issue until today, after s...
by goober
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: accessing the forums from my mobile
Replies: 6
Views: 3556

Re: accessing the forums from my mobile

Hey, that's me!
by goober
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: New Titles and Avatar's thread!
Replies: 204
Views: 55970

Re: New Titles and Avatar's thread!

Uploaded to misc.
by goober
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: New Titles and Avatar's thread!
Replies: 204
Views: 55970

Re: New Titles and Avatar's thread!

Uploaded to Misc.
by goober
Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Downtime
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Re: Downtime

Our server has now moved to the West coast (I left my old job and am now paying for a VPS.) I've also upgraded the forum software. New features include an updated CAPTCHA generator, which should help keep spammers out. if you notice anything odd, please let me know.
by goober
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Downtime
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Re: Downtime

The board will be going down in 15 minutes (23:45 EST.)
by goober
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Downtime
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Downtime

The forums will be down at some point later this evening for maintenance.
by goober
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Choose a Theme
Replies: 77
Views: 8440

Re: Choose a Theme

As do I.
by goober
Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: PM Allotment
Replies: 16
Views: 2991

Re: PM Allotment

Mirrodin2nd wrote:I wasn't saying that I was going to get Goober anything. Just that he'd be my valentine. :P
Looks like I'd be loosing out here. Balsa, what would you get me?
by goober
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: PM Allotment
Replies: 16
Views: 2991

Re: PM Allotment

Changed to unlimited. If this becomes a problem, we'll address it. Please remember to clear out any messages that you don't need.
by goober
Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

Re: Avatars and Titles

I've uploaded it to misc.
by goober
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

Re: Avatars and Titles

I've enabled it for now, seeing as how I've not given Neuge or Jag FTP access.
by goober
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

Re: Avatars and Titles

I do believe that you can upload your own avatar. Give it a shot and let me know if it works.
by goober
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Choose a Theme
Replies: 77
Views: 8440

Re: Choose a Theme

I'm a fan of TwilightBB, but those icons are a bit goofy.
by goober
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

Re: Avatars and Titles

Welcome.
by goober
Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Technical Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Re: Technical Issues

2009-01-31 15:49:09: (network_write.c.55) write failed: Resource temporarily unavailable 9 2009-01-31 15:49:09: (connections.c.606) connection closed: write failed on fd 9 For those interested in the technical explanation, sendfile, the system call used by lighttpd to send a fully rendered page back...
by goober
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Post Deletion
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

Re: Post Deletion

Done.
by goober
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Major Downtime
Replies: 44
Views: 8525

Re: Major Downtime

As you've probably noticed, in the process of the move, I've taken it upon myself to upgrade from phpBB2 to phpBB3. This may break a few things, but I have deemed it necessary. phpBB2 has many security holes and is no longer supported by the developers. The portal page is no longer available as it w...
by goober
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Major Downtime
Replies: 44
Views: 8525

Major Downtime

The board will be going down sometime during the next few days as the server changes physical location. We are currently in the process of moving our hosted solutions to a datacenter in Boston, and the server that hosts this site is coming along. Depending on when our Dell shipment gets in, the site...
by goober
Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

Mirrodin2nd wrote:And can anyone change my title to "691,000 = 957,000"?
Done.
by goober
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

Xanamiar wrote:No problem..now comes the hard part.. Getting the Admin to put it in as a av
Uploaded to Misc.
by goober
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

Done, done, done, and done.
by goober
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

Mitzu wrote:Can i get a few avatars/pictures put in here?


Can I be called Mitzu, the Unorthodox Darksider? And of course without the ? :P
Title is all set. Link to the avatars you would like to have uploaded.
by goober
Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

All set. It's under Misc.
by goober
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

MC: all set. It's under Misc.
by goober
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Contact your Mod/Admin
Topic: Avatars and Titles
Replies: 287
Views: 32710

Done.
by goober
Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: pretty colors! *passes out*
Replies: 28
Views: 1740

So pretty!