All Cars Online

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  • Birthday 06/21/1984

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  1. All Cars Online added a post in a topic: IPB vs Facebook   


    Hi Michael R, I might be able to offer some help where people can't copy the content directly. Open up your AdminCP -> Look & Feel -> Manage Skin Sets & Templates. Then click on your skin (try a one others don't use as much to test it out). It will open up the editor. You want to open up globalTemplate. Now copy and paste the following code just before </head>
    <script language="JavaScript"> var message = "Sorry. You do not have permission to copy our content or images."; function rtclickcheck(keyp){ if (navigator.appName == "Netscape" && keyp.which == 3){ alert(message); return false; } if (navigator.appVersion.indexOf("MSIE") != -1 && event.button == 2) { alert(message); return false; } } document.onmousedown = rtclickcheck; </script> Change the message to whatever you want.
    Then save. Refresh your forum page and test.I have been testing it on mine for a little while and all seems to be good :D

    Of course there are ways round it (like screenshots), but it's more of a pain for these kind of people.


    On another note, I'm not sure Forums are loosing members to Facebook. I think a lot of it is down to us - the forum admins - to build a forum that's easy to navigate and easy to use. I have tried to help members with tutorials and quick guides on how to integrate Facebook, post up pictures and a quick outline of what you can and can't do on the forum. It does help.

    One area of concern I have is the Connect with Facebook feature. It seems to have some small bugs where members can't log in as it doesn't require a password so there is no back up. If the Facebook Connect fails to work, then the member can't log in. Could it not pull the password from Facebook so the member can use their Facebook password to log in if the connect feature doesn't work?
  2. All Cars Online added a post in a topic: Stop the Spam: Guide to stopping spammers   


    Yeah I've been using the other options available such as the IPB Spam Service, PlayThru and Stop Forum Spam but I'm still getting these spammers registering. I know this is a pain to monitor but it is effective.

    Disadvantage of this method is some new members have to wait a good few hours for their account to be validated unless of course they sign up using Facebook.
  3. All Cars Online added a post in a topic: Stop the Spam: Guide to stopping spammers   

    The best way I deal with spammers is to check and approve accounts manually and ask 2 questions on the registration form.
    Because I run a car forum, the questions I ask is what car do you drive and the second being the real name. These questions have caught out the spammers everytime as when you review the account you notice immediately when it's a spammer due to the answers to these questions.

    I know it's a pain to approve the accounts manually, but it works and for me is the best way of dealing with the problem :)
  4. All Cars Online added a comment: View New Content - not displaying new content even when new replies have been posted.   

    Yeah I do agree with the people above. There is something slightly a miss as I've de-selected the option "Just Items I Follow" and yes it works fine but after a few hours, that option is re-selected.
  5. All Cars Online added a comment: View New Content - not displaying new content even when new replies have been posted.   

    After looking into the settings, search was set to SQL not Sphinx so it was down to something else which took some working out but I figured that on the "View New Content" page, an option on the left was selected which was conflicting with the search results.
     
    On the options on the left under "Other", I found having it set to "Just Items I Follow" was selected and causing the no content found message to appear on the results page. I de-selected this and now all the new content appears as it should as shown below:
     

     
    This never happened before as on previous versions all 3 options were selected and never caused any search issues.
  6. All Cars Online added a record in IP.Board   

    View New Content - not displaying new content even when new replies have been posted.
    I have found a small bug in the "View New Content" system that seems to affect a handful of members including myself.
    New content has been added to the forum and when viewing the foum from the Board Index, you can see the new content is available, however when you click on "View New Content", a message saying "sorry, no new content found".
     
    When you try to change to the settings on the left, the message still shows.
    I have tried loggin out and back in and still have the same problem.
     
    I have logged out for 8 hours and when I logged back in the View New Content feature worked but only for about 10 minutes.
    Only happened since my recent upgrade to 3.4.3.
     
    Tried it on different browsers and still the same issue.
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  7. All Cars Online added a post in a topic: Spam Monitoring Service - API Key issue   

    Yeah it works a treat :)

    Was just lost as it didn't say what to do if you're already registered to use the Spam Monitoring System :rolleyes:
  8. All Cars Online added a post in a topic: Spam Monitoring Service - API Key issue   

    Many thanks.
    I have given it a try and hope it works :D
  9. All Cars Online added a post in a topic: Spam Monitoring Service - API Key issue   

    Hi all.

    I've just renewed my licence and went to activate the API Key for the Spam Monitoring Service but came across an issue.
    I logged into my client area and it says the spam service is active but i'm unable to obtain the key to put into the Admin CP.

    How can I obtain the spam key as I'm getting attacked by spam bots :(

    Any help/advice will be much appreciated :)
  10. All Cars Online added a post in a topic: A question   

    Do you have a backup of the site and database before your site was hacked/deleted?
  11. All Cars Online added a post in a topic: Posting of remote or linked images function ?   

    This is excellent news :)

    I haven't had a problem with large images on my site until the last couple of days. A couple of members don't know how to resize their images and it goes off the screen :angry:
    Is this setting in with 3.0.4 (as i can't find it on the Admin CP) or will it be in the new release?