Angel Knight Phil

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  1. Angel Knight Phil added a post in a topic: Need Help Optimizing for SQL and Server Performance   

    Hi all! I was hoping to get some advice about optimizing my site , as it has been bogged down with SQL problems for a while now, and the site is running almost constantly at maximum server load (which for our shared-hosting setup is a 4.5, according to the ACP). Topics can sometimes take nearly 10 seconds to load, while the board index usually loads fairly quickly. Worst of all, the PM system is nearly unusable; most conversations over 5 messages long will simply fail to load, returning a MySQL error instead. SQL logs in the ACP have countless occurrences of 'The MySQL has gone away'. I love IPB, but if I can't resolve these issues, I may be forced to switch.
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    Rough average 50 to 100 regular (daily) posters Rough average 200-300 posts per day Hosted with Bihira shared hosting, so Sphinx is not an option (as far as I know?) Running MySQL version 5.5.34 and PHP version 5.3.28  I can provide any other statistics or information anyone needs. Thanks in advance for any help!
  2. Angel Knight Phil added a post in a topic: IP.Gallery Image on Sidebar   

    Nevermind, it fixed itself!
  3. Angel Knight Phil added a post in a topic: IP.Gallery Image on Sidebar   

    Hello! I really like this hook, and it looks great, but, for some reason, enabling it causes some of my skins to give the following error instead of loading the page:
    HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.
    Any idea what could be wrong? Thanks in advance for any help!
  4. Angel Knight Phil added a post in a topic: Auto-Follow in Certain Forums   

    I think this mod should be pretty easy to make, but I have no idea how to go about it. I need a modification that causes members to automatically follow any new topics they post, but only in forums I designate (I know global auto-follow is a built-in IPB feature). Is this at all possible? I can pay for it, if necessary (as long as the price isn't too outrageous).

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  1. Angel Knight Phil

    Wishes he had the money to renew his IPB subscription, or at least a way to go back in time and tell himself to buy it a month later so he could download this hook...

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    I found out how to do the collapsible boxes on forum home. I will test on Content. Think it will work. I'll post it when I am at home.

  4. Angel Knight Phil

    wants to find someone who would code a custom skin for very cheap because his site is non-profit, but doubts that it's going to happen.

    1. Tony.M

      What kind of skin... Lol I am no pro but I can see what I could do

    2. Angel Knight Phil

      Nothing very complicated, but something a little more substantial than a recolor of the default skin, I think.

    3. Tony.M

      Do you have an idea of what?
      Maybe a rough copy

    4. Angel Knight Phil

      Well the dominant colors should be a navyish blue and orange. I guess sort of like Ehren's Splat skin? My community is transferring over from a free-hosted ZetaBoard, and I could show you the custom skin from there, but my members aren't a big fan of it, so I'm trying to stay away from it for now.

    5. Tony.M

      If you can pull a scrap copy together on photoshop or something, that would be great

    6. Fishfish0001

      If you like splat why not buy it? Its only $25 :D

    7. Angel Knight Phil

      I like Splat, a lot! However, it doesn't quite suit my board, and some of my members aren't too fond of aspects of it. Even $25 is quite a bit of money to my community, so I can't go throwing it around xD

      And Tony, I can try, but no promises. I'm not very good at skin design, haha.

    8. Fishfish0001

      True. I don't think you'll find a good custom skin maker for under $200ish. I suggest invisionskinning too, or ipbforumskins, they are both nice. Not sure what you're looking for though :P

    9. Angel Knight Phil

      Yeah, that's what I figured. I was hoping to find someone for much cheaper, but I really doubt it will happen.

    10. Tony.M

      I will make it if I could get a rough copy..

    11. Angel Knight Phil

      I'll try to get you one, but you have to give me time to make it, haha.

    12. Tony.M

      Ok no problem.

    13. Angel Knight Phil

      I thought I knew this already, but I rediscovered my epic lack of skill at making theme prints in Photobucket. Would me linking to a few themes that I want it to look like suffice?