Ocean West

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  1. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    Block Shows HIDDEN CONTENT
    the customizable topic feed shows HIDDEN content to GUEST users when its pending moderator approval
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  2. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    banning spammers - hiding and deleting background tasks
    this is broken because it never auto completes via cron, when someone is marked as spammer, and posts are hidden they are stuck in the queue and i have to manually run the background process.
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  3. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    posting limits
    apparently this is broken because spammers are still able to post willy nilly and even though a "NEWBIE" can't post more then three posts in 3 days i have spammers logging and racking up posts. 
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  4. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Moved Links...   

    the value only is a 'tutor' to the poster to reinforce the fact that it was moved - so that they in hopes use better decrement - i used a 3rd party tool in the past to notify them and not sure if it was the same or a separate mod that that actually made a "reply" that it was moved but that broke the flow of information
    in the past when i moved things people are like where is my post that i put here but can't find it (from the top hierarchy - after the link had expired)
    the PM one was ok but just got annoying to fill my inbox with move notices.
  5. Ocean West added a post in a topic: So IPB4 deletes users accounts without warning?   

    i had an account called rss bot - i couldn't find the account in ACP and user profile failed - it was missing the email address - it wouldn't even show up in the member list or staff list even though i could see it from the front of the site - I had to dive in the database to add an email address in order for it to see. I thought it was something each word in user name was 3 characters - or a bug with early release - once i added the email address it worked but.
  6. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Moved Links...   

    I like the "Moved Links" left over in the originating forums when a topic is moved, and the automatic system cleanup routine.
    I would like to see this expanded to add a new notification message inline like a reply but not formatted like a reply, it need not take up a "post", with the avatar and signature of the moderator)
    something like:   Some Moderator has moved this post from Original Forum.  and have it also auto delete with the system clean up routine. 
    Perhaps too the notification could also have a author viewable only notification on the notice that dismisses only once the author acknowledges, or after the timer runs out.
  7. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Sitewide vs Theme (logos & icon)   

    I would think for the sake of branding that an uploaded Logo would be universal unless you manually made a change to a particular theme.
    However each theme has it's own logo upload ( redundant ).
    And yet forum icons are not theme based and yet these would probably clash with a particular theme more noticeably then the site logo.
  8. Ocean West added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    Spam from Inda
    how are spammers getting past the security gauntlet? 
    how are they bypassing posting permissions for a group level?
    why is it queuing up SPAM for deletion or hiding - it should just do it and recache any and all blocks
    as Admin I DON"T want to see SPAM on the front of site as hidden - (pink) the only way is to delete it but i don't want flag as spam to  just delete with out undo.
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  9. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Spammer VOL XVIII   

    gave up and practically banned all of Inda's IP addresses.
  10. Ocean West added a post in a topic: skinny email notificaitons   

    why do i randomly get skinny email notifications?
    is it the user making the post that detriment the dimensions?
    current setting of my browser when the email was generated?
    are not html emails responsive?

  11. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Member Titles   

    if they have permissions to change it it will be in there when they edit their profile.

  12. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Attachments   

    i am just looking at the fall out of upgrading from 3x - 4 there was some initial issues that wasn't discovered until well after i went live, preventing me from downgrading.
    the upgrade process or the changeurl script or move process had totally butchered the file names in the upload folder - in fact it never completed moving files half were left in the root uploads the some were moved to the new /attachments/ directory that I setup. Most that were moved the file name no longer has any value that can easily be traced back to the record in the database or anything identifiable without consulting the database. 
    I was hoping my (escalated) ticket would have been resolved by now - as still files are not 100%;  people have been telling me they can't download this file or that file
    I have been finding them as they come in and comparing the old file paths and then either editing the post and re uploading the file, or fixing the file name via FTP and updating links in the database. (VERY TEDIOUS)
    None of the update scripts modified the "alt" tags on any of the attachments. So the alt tags stored in the database has the old un-altered name along with the altered name
    Sample content - the file name is 1244328669-Before.jpg and 1244328685-After.jpg
    please see the attached; I 'Photoshopped' a vertical rule in the After.jpg file.</p><p><a href="<fileStore.core_Attachment>/monthly_12_2010/_ost-25356-129144.3b6f53ebf9416130876da62dc6268ece"><img src="<fileStore.core_Attachment>/monthly_12_2010/_ost-25356-129144442535_thumb.1ccd75bd9ccceaa3c5c22165f876752f" data-fileid="13027" alt="post-25356-129144442535_thumb.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="<fileStore.core_Attachment>/monthly_12_2010/_ost-25356-129144.60415e667ee259bf6c85e369607afda1"><img src="<fileStore.core_Attachment>/monthly_12_2010/_ost-25356-129144442551_thumb.7d60d38369f892f1a29cee58b803e90c" data-fileid="13028" alt="post-25356-129144442551_thumb.jpg"></a></p>Also another somewhat serious issues that something i had not realized - that since 2010 when i upgraded to IPB only created NEW folders going forward and did nothing with historical posts or file location (but yet changed names and updated post content)
    So i have over 20k attachments in one folder trying to find things in this directory thru ftp is not easy - possibly partly why the move failed? I also discovered < 12 legacy files that had an illegal character like ' or \ and had to use a terminal command to resolve it and then manually fixed the file paths in the database.
    I managed to generate a folder structure on my desktop in the monthly_YYYY_MM format and based on the database I have was able to move the files in to the directory based on their creation date and also generated a unique id and then md5 that so that it matches the current file store pattern. Which i assume is only to allow for the the possibility for multiple identically named files to be uploaded in the same Year/Month.  
    so from this:
    monthly_12_2010/_ost-25356-129144.3b6f53ebf9416130876da62dc6268ece monthly_12_2010/_ost-25356-129144442535_thumb.1ccd75bd9ccceaa3c5c22165f876752f to this:
    monthly_2009_06/Before.jpg.0eaaf5f6b7a22d41baa9bb5b794d8e0a.jpg monthly_2009_06/Before.thumb.jpg.a1dbbdbf0c183ed323a87bdfb4a905d2.jpg
  13. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Attachments   

    Curious why is "ANY" path stored in the post content? 
    When the person makes a post and submits it where ever in the post they designated an attachment / smiley etc. why not just place a MARKER of some sort there with the unique identifier, and type. 
    then when displaying editing the data is translated / exploded out to the given URL / path as needed.
    any storage changes would not ever have to rebuild the content fields. 
  14. Ocean West added a post in a topic: Attachments   

    just fyi these "abstract links" are not present on core_messaging - it's still using hard-coded urls.
  15. Ocean West added a comment: downloading zips downloads html file   

    the file didn't exist - because the upgrade from 3.x to 4 did a number on the file attachment names.