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  1. mick2me added a comment on a file: (Bim) Top Stats   

    This has been perfect up until the latest forum update.
    Now its not working?
  2. mick2me added a post in a topic: Will these Suhosin limits effect my board?   

    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.
  3. mick2me added a post in a topic: Friends only accepted as default   

    Surely this should be set as a default in the board design,
    to prevent every member of every forum in having to do it.

    Currently quite nasty trolls are exploiting this and other IPB loopholes
    to post foul information and abuse on our board.
  4. mick2me added a post in a topic: Friends only accepted as default   

    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.
  5. mick2me added a post in a topic: Validating Malicious registration names show as NEW MEMBERS   

    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!

    Currently even admins cant see who is online.
  6. mick2me added a post in a topic: Validating Malicious registration names show as NEW MEMBERS   

    Can confirm that some admins have seen the obscene validating names and moved them to the banned group.
    We do not delete these users as the IP addresses are evidential.

    I have removed 'new members' from display as advised above.

    Banned members and validating members should not be visible in the normal members list.
  7. mick2me added a post in a topic: Validating Malicious registration names show as NEW MEMBERS   

    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
    Staff: Andy

    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...


    In the meantime while you wait for an inbuilt feature you could remove that field from your skin by performing the following edit...

    In ACP > Look & Feel > Your Skin > Templates > Board Index > boardIndexTemplate

    find and delete...

    <dd><a href='{$stats['info']['last_mem_link']}' title='{$this->lang->words['view_profile']}'>{$stats['info']['last_mem_name']}</a>{parse template="user_popup" group="global" params="$stats['info']['last_mem_id'],$stats['info']['last_mem_seo']"}&nbsp;</dd>

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  8. mick2me added a post in a topic: What would you like for v3.2?   

    Change the label on the Quote Button from 'Reply' to 'Quote'

    We get loads of unnecessary quotes due to this.
  9. mick2me added a post in a topic: IP.Board 3.1 Suggestions Thread   

    Topics and posts awaiting moderation?
    Having a direct link via ACP,
    As have:
    Awaiting Validation
    Locked Accounts
    COPPA Accounts
  10. mick2me added a post in a topic: Feature Request: Get active topics for   

    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?
  11. mick2me added a post in a topic: Feature Request: Get active topics for   

    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?
  12. mick2me added a post in a topic: Feature Request: Get active topics for   

    This is what our members say:

    We need this facility back as soon as possible.
  13. mick2me added a post in a topic: View latest posts 24 hour limit?   

    Just upgraded 3.0.0 to 3.0.1

    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
  14. mick2me added a post in a topic: When version 3.0.1 will be issued?   

    Upgrading 3.0.0 to 3.0.1

    Do you you just upload all files of 3.0.1 over the top of 3.0.0?
    Does this change any of the board settings?

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    Dealing with the Trolls

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      Same here.