Machsterdaemon

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  1. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Version upgrade and download permission in the AdminCP   

    ​Yes, I can do that in my own client area for my own licensed site, but not in the client area for the alternate contact, as the alternate contact has no permission to download packages.
    So, as an admin on another ones licensed site, I depend on his staff to download packages and make them available to me. The upgrade option in the IPS 4.0 beta AdminCP is also not usable to me as the admin if I have to submit the owner IPS account password.
  2. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Version upgrade and download permission in the AdminCP   

    When upgrading to a new version in the 4.0 beta AdminCP you require the IPS account username and password, but that is not always a practical solution to keep the community software up to date.
    In my own case I not only have my own license but I'm also an administrator on another license owner site, with full admin permission, and I do all the site management on my own.
    When a new version is available I have to contact the staff of the owner to ask them to download new version and make it available to me. This is very impractical in my own case.
    I'm in the process of testing IPS 4.0 beta versions and you have now made a new version available, so now I need to contact the owner staff again to make them download the new version and make it available to me. There will come more test releases and maintenance releases when the final version has been released so this is very impractical in my own case.
    What I want to suggest is that:
    You make the upgrade available to the admin that has permission to use it and not just the IPS account. That a new package is downloaded and made available at a later use If this is not acceptable to you, then please consider to give upgrade and download permission to the alternative contact too.
     
  3. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Sudden Influx of Bogus Registrations   

    Are you using or have you tried keyCAPTCHA?
    I have not been using this kind of spam protection myself until last night to see if it would help. Right from the time I enabled keyCAPTCHA this influx of spam registration attempts stopped immediately and there have been no attempts since then.
    Q & A has been in use on the forum and has been quite effective for years until yesterday.
    The spam service is in use on the forum too and filtered about 50 known spammers and few likely spammers registration attempts yesterday.
    Two or three spammers got through.
  4. Machsterdaemon added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    Upgrade error on a test site after submitting license key
    I was in the the process of testing 4.0 beta 3 upgrade when the script gave error before it started the upgrade process.
    This is the error output:
    An unknown error occurred The error came after I submitted the required license key.
    The admin is not accessible and gives the same error.
    This is done on a test site on the same domain as the licensed site The test site started by using a duplicated database, or the same as the licensed site -TESTINSTALL was inserted on the end of the license key when asked when running the upgrade script The same license key using -TESTINSTALL was submitted/updated on the test site day before IPS was contacted the same day to make sure if the TESTINSTALL key was acceptable on the test site
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  5. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: VPS Server   

    ​They seem to be offering cPanel WHM if you order one of the VPS with CentOS.
  6. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Clean upgrade   

    What about the folder with the smileys? It is needed if you have custom smileys?
  7. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Using the standalone utf8 converter script vs. the built in 4.0 upgrade   

    ​Very nice thank you!
  8. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Using the standalone utf8 converter script vs. the built in 4.0 upgrade   

    Is it possible under normal circumstances to use the built in utf8 converter in the 4.0 upgrade script when upgrading from 3.4.6 to 4.0 on a medium sized community database with more than million posts?
  9. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Quotes post snapback links in old posts   


    Yes I will submit a ticket.
  10. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Support tickets and alternative contact   

    I've been made as alternative contact for one license owner and I have been responding to ticket which the license owner or his staff submitted.

    What I don't like is that my own tickets for my own board through the years are not separated from the tickets that the other license owner has submitted.

    I would like to see that these tickets from these two different license owner being separated and have their own section.
  11. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Quotes post snapback links in old posts   


    The board is on 3.4.6 but I don't know about the older versions, except for 2.3. The posts are from the year 2005.

    I will submit a ticket.
  12. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Quotes post snapback links in old posts   

    The old pre 3.x quotes have been fixed on a forum I help to administrate using quote fix script, but there is some fixed quotes that are displaying the post snapback link without the image like this:
    <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Is there a chance that rebuilding post content would fix this?
  13. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: Smileys displaying as clickable in posts   

    I don't want the board smileys to be clickable in posts so how do I make them display normally?
  14. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: View successful Admin logins   

    It seems that successful admin logins are not always logged in the admin login logs if someone don't want it to be logged, or they clear their log entries. It happened on one site I know of.

    When you search for admin logins in the access log, they will have 302 status code for successful logins and 200 for failed logins.

    I don't know if the status codes will change in the 4.0 version.
  15. Machsterdaemon added a post in a topic: How long will it take to convert database to UTF8?   

    Do you know how long it would take to convert the database using the UTF8 converter script from IPS?

    Say few hours, 12 hours or even longer?

    The database is about 5 GB.

    The command line version of the script will be used while the board is offline.

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  1. Machsterdaemon

    Wow, thank you so much.

  2. vesperala » Machsterdaemon

    I came to bring the stars for you...:) happy birthday!