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  • Birthday 03/07/1983

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  • Location Lynchburg, VA
  • Interests This is my interests, just for "Rikki" :)

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  1. bfarber added a comment: [RC3] Wrong poll encoding after upgrade from 3.4.7   

    Changed Status to Fixed
  2. bfarber added a comment: Redirect Loop   

    Changed Status to Closed
  3. bfarber added a comment: Redirect Loop   

    I'm working on this issue from a ticket ( 908813) as I can't reproduce in my testing.
  4. bfarber added a comment: Theme Hooks   

    Changed Status to Pending
  5. bfarber added a comment: Email notification and Quote   

    Changed Status to Fixed
  6. bfarber added a blog entry in News and Announcements   

    IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update
    We are releasing a patch for IP.Board 3.3.x and 3.4.x to address two CSRF issues and one XSS issue.

    It has been brought to our attention that a cross site request forgery issue exists with gravatar images that can allow a potential attacker to cause a user to store a gravatar profile photo that was not desired.  Further, during internal reviews of the issue we discovered another CSRF issue that can allow an attacker to mark all private messages as read. Finally, a minor "self XSS" issue has also been patched with this update.

    To apply the patch
    Simply download the attached zip for your IP.Board version and upload the files to your forum server.
    IP.Board 3.3.x:
    IP.Board 3.4.x:

    If you are an IPS Community in the Cloud client running IP.Board 3.4 or above, no further action is necessary as we have already automatically patched your account. If you are using a version older than IP.Board 3.4, you should contact support to upgrade.

    If you install or upgrade to IP.Board 3.4.7 after the date and time of this post, no further action is necessary as we have already updated the main download zips.

    We extend our thanks to Daniel Price, A.K.A ShadeSpeed of the GameMaker Community for notifying us of the gravatar issue privately and promptly.
  7. bfarber added a post in a topic: Access IPB 4 internal functionality with standalone application   

    yup.  I have custom scripts on a site I am working on that just do things like this
    require 'init.php' $email = \IPS\Email::buildFromContent( "Email subject", "Email Body" ); $email->send( "");  
    You can of course do the same thing but adding members instead (by creating new \IPS\Member can look at our installer under applications/core/sources/Setup/Install.php for an example where we create the first default admin account).
  8. bfarber added a post in a topic: RC3 ACP and MemCache Improvement   

    The /* ... */ comments out all of that code.  Is it possible if you already have a ticket submitted that a technician disabled it while troubleshooting an issue on your site?  The suite does not do this automatically, I can confirm that.
  9. bfarber added a comment: Email notification and Quote   

    Working on this
  10. bfarber added a comment: [RC3] Pages upgrade weirdness   

    Changed Status to Fixed
  11. bfarber added a comment: [RC3] Pages - Articles badly mangled during upgrade   

  12. bfarber added a comment: profile icon   

    That's the group icon, not the profile field icon.
  13. bfarber added a comment: [RC2] Missing string in English   

    If you edit the settings for database 1 ("Articles") in the ACP and save it, does the issue go away?
  14. bfarber added a comment: [Beta 8] Plugins/hooks badly broken (?)   

    I think the error you are seeing is due where your debug code is added.  If the autoloader can't grab the front session class properly, we might have registered it for the write() call but then when it tries to call that (since you called exit) it fails.
  15. bfarber added a post in a topic: IPB 4.0 Tracking Code   

    We actually support Google Analytics out of the box under System -> Community Enhancements -> Google Analytics

About Me

I'm a 31 year old Zend-certified PHP developer working for Invision Power Services, Inc. I've been here since 2005 and every year just gets better and better.

When I'm not working I like to travel, play video games, watch movies, read, and spend time with my family (pets included). I live in central Virginia and have 3 wonderful children I dedicate my whole life to.  I am currently engaged to the love of my life and we are planning to marry next year.

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  1. AndyF » bfarber

    Your 'about me' needs updating :P $age=$age+1

  2. Casey25 » bfarber

    Hello bfarber, could you read my Private Message please? Thanks.

  3. bfarber » AndyF

    Happy belated birthday!!

    1. AndyF

      Thanks! :)

  4. bfarber

    Please test the 3.4.4 beta and let us know of any issues!

  5. bfarber

    Just testing

  6. bfarber

    Test from top menu

  7. bfarber

    Hello world...take 2

  8. bfarber

    Hello world.

    1. bfarber

      Test 2

  9. bfarber

    Testing a bug report

    1. media

      Good luck! :)

    2. surferboy

      looks like bfarber had 3 cups of coffee this Tuesday, 29 May 2012 morning... what, maybe 18 replies to topics in 30 minutes? Wow!!!

    3. bfarber

      I have 4 cups of coffee every morning (and afternoon for that matter).. :x

  10. gxgEric » bfarber

    Is there any chance we can get a manual fix for the FURL issue with categories?

  11. » bfarber

    You're working too hard and too long!!! ;-)

    1. bfarber

      No rest for the weary.



  12. bfarber

    It's late, think I'm done for the day

    1. media

      me 2!

  13. » bfarber

    I wanted to tell you again that you are doing a really great job here at IPS and say THANK YOU for your work!

    1. bfarber

      Thanks. :)

  14. abdo mohamed » bfarber

    I'm happiest when When I see you online ^_^

  15. realmaverickuk » bfarber

    Sent you a PM, take a look at it ASAP :)

  16. bfarber

    Let us know what you think about 3.2. :)

    1. AndyF

      I shall :)

    2. Hennet

      say its awesome.

    3. Amy T

      I still wish the email for notifying me of this had the link directly to the status update instead of the settings. It would make it easier to find this. Plus the site is going slow.

    4. realmaverickuk

      Love it :)

    5. boboss78

      and what do you think about that

    6. DarkGizmo

      I think you guys really need to skin up the who's online area, it looks too bland as it is now and very un-finished/unprofessional. fix that and 3.2 will be awesome. :-D

    7. GoGators

      I liked it so much, I purchased it a few days ago. It really looks great and responds nicely. :D

    8. bfarber

      Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    9. Amy T

      you are welcome.

    10. Tripp_UK

      Apart from the bugs that's being fixed, fine. Just one major issue that's really bugging me. <-- That

    11. JennB

      We love 3.2 BUT...really would like to see a global sidebar :) Do you have an ETA on when that feature will be released?

  17. DarkGizmo » bfarber

    Hey Brandon just noticed you're in management now! congrats! :)

  18. Michael » bfarber

    You're a bug-fixing fiend!

  19. Ryan11433 » bfarber

    Happy Birthday! You have a good time. :)

  20. xCurlyx » bfarber

    happy bday :)

  21. media » bfarber

    Happy b/day Brandon :)

  22. IBTheme » bfarber

    ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ Happy Birthday Brandon! ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

  23. bfarber

    If you have an IP.Downloads license and are interested in testing the pre-release, please see this topic for more information:

    1. Glumbo

      Link not working?

    2. .Peter

      I thought this was going to be Contributor thing.

    3. TheRevTastic

      I already asked that in a post, it was answered too.

    4. .Ian

      open to all now

    5. AndyF

      '[#10342] We could not determine which forum this topic is in.'

    6. .Ian

      Can see the post, but nothing on the qa page.

    7. AndyF

      My perms are different though ;) , although I should be able to see that topic. Hmmm.

    8. .Ian

      thought perms went out with Dalglish ;)

    9. AndyF


    10. bfarber

      The link will only work for those with an active license. If you can't see the file on the QA page, it means you don't have an IP.Downloads license. So, to summarize...If you have an ACTIVE IP.Downloads license, you may participate in QA testing the IP.Downloads release which is now available.

    11. .Ian

      Downloads - Purchased: 25 Aug 2010; Renewal: 24 Feb 2011 - mind you just realised I cannot open posts in the downloads support forum. Will log a ticket.

    12. bfarber

      Yes, if you can't access the downloads support forum, that is an indication the forums aren't seeing your license. Can always try logging out and back in, as well, since that's when your permissions get resynchronized.

  24. AndyF » bfarber

    He did tell me once, although I've forgot. Refers to Keith iirc.

  25. Joerg-K » bfarber

    i want say only thank you, for your work! I love to work wit the Databases! I hope you have a lot of success with your work in the future!