I have had this error showing (twice) for some months.
I have not noticed any problems? What kind of problems can I expect.
I have contacted the host a couple of times they are reluctant to change the settings, why would that be.
Yes I am considering changing hosts.
Currently the board has automatic acceptance of friend requests.
By default this should be set that members approve all friend requests,
and can choose to automatically approve friendships if they wish.
I have some banned members who added me as a friend before they got themselves banned.
This is a security issue and current default setting should be changed.
It should be written into the code that Banned/validating members should by default not be visible anywhere?
That would save everyone having to reset these values in ACP.
Many will only find the need to do this when they are targeted like we are being targeted.
These people have found a weakness in the code and are exploiting it to great effect!
Support Ticket response, posted in this area on IPB support request.
We have a problem with persons registering dozens of obscene names to disrupt the board.
These names show on the bottom of the board in the area 'Newest Member' and are visible to all site visitors, even thought they have not verified their email address and been Admin approved.
Can it be set that new members only show in that area once approved by admin?
Today, 08:00 AM
After checking this myself on my test board validating members will not show in the newest member section by default but will if you move them to the banned group apparantly.
Validating members do, however, show in the member list unless you specifically edit the group to alter this setting. I see you have already done this so am I right in thinking that currently the only public viewable location of these members is in the "newest member" field at the bottom of your board?
If that is the case this is not strictly a bug in the software. However, I think it would make sense to also hide the group from that field if you have set the group to hide from the member list.
I would advise you post this as a feature suggestion in the company forums at http://community.invisionpower.com/forum/298-ipboard/ where it will get the attention it deserves from the board developers.
I note somebody else has also made such a suggestion here...
Its good that there are several ways of viewing new posts.
I hope you will be grouping those in the same area of the page.
A drop down menu is good if it contains all related links
such as differnt types of view in latest topic views.
(Show all new content since my last visit or Show me all new content I have not read)
The problem our members had before one member found it was
that the choice of view were located via another menu on their settings,
Both should be on a primary menu which could also include 'view new post' day/week/month?
The posts on my forum have dropped to an absolute minimum since the upgrade to 3.0.1
Feedback from members, they dont like not being able to view recent posts by day/week.
The new registrations we have seldom post?
The two settings hidden away under Member drop down menu and My setting, are not a good substitute?
Had hoped that the absence of being able to see recent posts older than 24 hours, would be reinstated.
But am disappointed that it has not.
3.0.1 has tidied up some issues nicely, but the feature of being able to catch up with posts when you have
been away from the board for more than 24 hours, is a major omission, and complaints from member are being received.
Lack of this feature is costing us posts and members!
Since upgrade to 3.0.0 new registrations have also dropped.
If this feature is not going to be included in future updates, will probably return to 2.3