Tarun

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About Tarun

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  • Birthday 05/11/1980

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  1. Tarun added a post in a topic: I own 3 (three) lifetime licences, Please explain?   

    The Upgrades for life is what appealed to me as well and was the key selling point on getting the Perpetual License. While the $30 a year for support was not something we had to do, I chose to renew every year as a way to say thanks for the Perpetual License, to help support IPS because of how it could risk hurting their company in the long run, and just in case support was needed, it would be there. Thankfully there were only a few times where I needed support to look at my forums.
     
    I do hope there will be a blog post for this outlying things. This is a lot to think about and will surely add pressure to many webmasters. Stay on IP.Board 3.4.x forever, or continue to move forward.
  2. Tarun added a post in a topic: I own 3 (three) lifetime licences, Please explain?   

    Another question for you, if you don't mind. But if we change the license over now will that alter the old renewals? I'm asking because mine tend to come in October and I'd prefer to keep them that way; over the years I've gotten it locked in my mind that's the timeframe (month) to re-up for another year for support.
     
    I will say the loss of a Lifetime/Perpetual license is a bit of a buzzkill for IPS4. I rather liked having my Perpetual license and knowing that should there ever be a time I could not pay for support for any such reason, that I would still be able to keep my forums up-to-date and not worry about security vulnerabilities, etc. That was a huge appeal to me when I got the Perpetual license was the lifetime ability to download the forum software any time it was necessary.
     
    I understand from the perspective of the business and everything, though I wish there was a better way to still honor your legacy license holders into the new system. I admit, I always wondered why renewing for support didn't allow the extra features such as IPS Anti-Spam, etc. to be a part of features those with legacy licenses could enjoy. Is no better way to honor/grandfather those who are on the legacy licenses while still allowing yourselves to move forward?
  3. Tarun added a post in a topic: I own 3 (three) lifetime licences, Please explain?   

    I was under the impression that Lifetime/Perpetual License holders would have access to the forum software downloads no matter what the license structure was. Part of being grandfathered in and all.
     
    What about pricing for those who had Lifetime or Perpetual Licenses? How much per year would need to be paid?
    I have a Perpetual License and I pay $30 per year to IPS just in case I need support. Would that price stay the same or is it going to increase?
    If someone only needs IP.Board are they not able to retain their Lifetime/Perpetual license and utilize IP.Board 4?
    Is there an ETA for this change to take place?
     
    After reviewing this thread it sounds like the price would go up from $30 to $50 a year, which is a bit unfortunate. But, I can discuss this in PM rather than here on the forums.
  4. Tarun added a post in a topic: Anti spammer registration timer   

     
     
     
    Now, what about people who use the automatic field entry software, like this addon, etc - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autofill-forms/
     
    Can still register extremely fast (when compared to average joe user) with that sort of software since all they'd have to do is the captcha and any additional questions.
  5. Tarun added a post in a topic: IPB 4.0 Forum   

    Is there any problem with using an email address that is not used here on IPS? I used one of my more disposable addresses. I hope that's alright.
  6. Tarun added a post in a topic: The Mandrill integration is excellent, time for search to be improved with Algolia   

     
    I see nowhere that the service is free.
     
     
    30 day free trial != free.
     
    Shame though. It does look interesting.
  7. Tarun added a post in a topic: Tons of spammers registering   

    But if you're on a Legacy License (Lifetime or Perpetual) you don't have access to that feature. I pay my support fee but don't have access to the Anti-Spam service. Shame that can't change since I reup my support yearly.
  8. Tarun added a post in a topic: Stop the Spam: Guide to stopping spammers   

    If you have a Legacy (Lifetime or Perpetual) License you don't get to use the Anti-Spam features though, even if you do pay the renewal for support/etc to my knowledge. (If this is incorrect I'd love to know!)
     
    Worthwhile additions:
    Section 2 of Reducing Site Resources JGrucza's Forum Spammer IP & Email Check via Stop Forum Spam ( Support Topic )
  9. Tarun added a post in a topic: License Policy Change?   

    I assume this is different if you're under a Legacy Lifetime/Perpetual License; is that correct?
  10. Tarun added a post in a topic: Stop the Spam: Guide to stopping spammers   

    Wouldn't mind seeing some free alternatives as opposed to just the ones mentioned.
  11. Tarun added a post in a topic: (JG32 / JG33 / JG34) Forum Spammer IP & Email Check via Stop Forum Spam   

    JGrucza, do you have any plans to include ProjectHoneyPot support as well?
     
    Also, when reporting a spam member I've noticed that my submission stats don't appear to be tracked on the SFS site. Is this because the API key is not submitted with it?
  12. Tarun added a post in a topic: Minor oversight or bug? Gif used when png exists.   

    I saw this has occurred on my website along with a few other sites I frequent as well as this site, so I figured I'd ask about this. (Sorry if this is in the wrong section.)

    On the profiles where you'd have AIM, ICQ, MSN, Skype, Jabber, and Website. I noticed that the .gif versions were used.
     


    Side by side comparisons (Gif - Png):

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    I noticed this and I'm not sure if this would persist on a clean install of the forum software. Was this intentional or just a minor oversight? Will this be fixed in IP.Board 4?
  13. Tarun added a post in a topic: Tons of spammers registering   

    I'd strongly recommend using JGrucza's Forum Spammer IP & Email Check via Stop Forum Spam . It's been extremely helpful in stopping a ton of spammers.
  14. Tarun added a post in a topic: Hacking Attempt? Best Practices for Blocking This?   

    Seems this has been happening to a lot of people.
     
    After a bit of research on this IP address I have found the following:
    https://www.projecthoneypot.org/ip_37.1.207.98#comments http://www.blocklist.de/en/view.html?ip=37.1.207.98 I've also sent an email to abuse@3nt.com about what has been going on.

    Some say bad spider, the blocklist.de reports: hacked-joomla/brobot
  15. Tarun added a post in a topic: Multiple AdminCP login attempts   

    Seems this has been happening to a lot of people.
     
    After a bit of research on this IP address I have found the following:
    https://www.projecthoneypot.org/ip_37.1.207.98#comments http://www.blocklist.de/en/view.html?ip=37.1.207.98 I've also sent an email to abuse@3nt.com about what has been going on, including a link to this thread.

    Some say bad spider, the blocklist.de reports: hacked-joomla/brobot

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  1. Tarun

    Since Microsoft bought Skype... guess what they'll release next? Hint: http://img.imgur.com/yvtdc.png

    1. .Ian

      I do not think Sky would be too happy with that ;)

    2. Amy T

      I see Microsoft as more like the borg then terminator.

    3. Aisha

      Old

    4. Tarun

      @cdkey, Yeap because something that isn't 24 hours old yet is "old." :rolleyes:

    5. Aisha

      Yup. Glad you understand. :)

    6. Amy T

      I thought the old comment was because skynet is old.

    7. Sandakelum™

      Skynet? Ooooh. It means the deadly robots, Terminators going to be manufactured by Microsoft? :P :D

  2. Tarun

    Whoooa. Surprised to see that Microsoft bought Skype for 8.5 billion.

    1. Four Year Strong

      Did not see that coming.

    2. .Peter

      Nor did I.

    3. Shadow82x

      Mixed feelings about this..

  3. Tarun

    Osama Bin Laden has been killed according to the news.

    1. Stars25

      Is this on the net or on the TV?

    2. Mr. Blogger

      :D

    3. media

      Finally :)

  4. Tarun

    Windows 7 SP1 is available for download via web and Windows Update! http://www.lunarsoft.net/news/1-frontpage/716-microsoft-windows-7-sp1-now-available

    1. Volstate

      I can't get it to download. i get to 18% and then is says failed and I get error code 80200053

    2. Tarun

      Are you using Windows Update or downloading the ISO?

      You may want to try the Microsoft Fixit linked in the news post linked above. :)

    3. AndyF

      It was available for download for a long time, that's how I got mine (yes I did purchase a key) , although that did not have SP1

    4. Black-Elmo

      Been running it for about a week now.

  5. Tarun

    Helping to spread the word. Aurora, a new RTS Indle game debuts: http://bit.ly/h5Vh1t

  6. Tarun

    New computer arrives Saturday. Can hardly wait. :)

    1. Eduardo Bautista

      Specs?

    2. Tarun

      Intel Core i7 980X (3.33GHz, 12MB L2 cache, 6 cores), ATI HD 5970 2GB, 12GB DDR3 RAM, 24" HD monitor, 1.5TB HDD (16MB cache), Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium.

      This is a huge upgrade for me. Old rig: http://www.xfire.com/profile/tarunnightfyre/

    3. Eduardo Bautista

      So you're a gamer? That must have been at least $2500

    4. Tarun

      Yeah, definitely a gamer but I also program, test things in VMs (I'm an Expert at Malwarebytes so I test malware in VMs), and more.

  7. Tarun

    Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain, why is he climbing a mountain?

    1. SkimPappa

      To make love to it, of course. To hug it.

    2. PKIDelirium

      It's an excuse for Spock to show off his rocket boots.

    3. Wolfie

      As Kirk says (from what I recall), because it's there.

    4. Tarun

      Why is he climbing a mountain? :) The answer is here:
      http://forums.lunarsoft.net/topic/4420-shatner-of-the-mount-fall-on-your-sword

    5. Trekkiemelissa

      He says because its there.

    6. Tarun

      @Trekkiemelissa, Yeah. I've also seen the video it's taken from. The Fall on your Sword version is pretty catchy and it's gaining popularity all over the web.

  8. Tarun

    Trying to find how to customize my profile here on the IPS Forums.

    1. TheRevTastic

      I believe its only for staff etc.

    2. Tarun

      Ah, I wonder why?

  9. Tarun

    Already upgraded. Went fairly well. Only snag I had was a white page on the index after installing. Messed with hooks, found that Status Updates was the problem, and it was due to Facebook Connect. All is fixed and Lunarsoft is up and running.

  10. Tarun

    The fact that people love the product and get so eager for the next version(s) should say just what excellence and quality goes into every release.

  11. Tarun » Amanda Paige See Riddell

    A gamer and a geek. Coool. :P