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  1. GStone added a post in a topic: [RESOLVED] Changing Join Date?   

    Thanks! That was exactly the missing info I needed, I had no idea about the time stamp!
  2. GStone added a post in a topic: Subscriptions Manager   

    Yes, I'd like to know as well.

    I was just informed that when I upgraded from 3.3 to 3.4.2, the Subs Manager quit working. I still get payments from current subscriptions, and the option shows up for new registrations to choose a package, but current members cannot purchase or change a subscription. When clicking on "Purchase Subscription", they get this:

  3. GStone added a post in a topic: Subscriptions Manager   

    I recently upgraded from 2.3.5 to 3.3.4, and had no idea that subscriptions had been dropped from the IPB core. I think it's ridiculous to drop such a basic feature, just to promote Nexus sales. I have very few (voluntary) subscribers, basically just enough to cover hosting and my own connectivity, and Nexus costs almost as much as I get from subs. But that's beside the point.

    I've just installed the most recent Subscriptions Manager and have a few questions.

    How do I turn it on? Is a hook supposed to show up in System Settings > Hooks? I don't have one there. I do have five hooks listed under Manage Hooks > Enabled.

    Everything seems to be enabled and configured properly, but when I click on either the Subscriptions tab or the "Purchase Subscriptions" user drop-down link, there's nowhere to buy a subscription. All I get is:

    The only place the option to buy a subscription is presented is when a new user registers.
  4. GStone added a post in a topic: Download: Delicate   

    I just started using Delicate on 3.3.4 and most everything seems to be going well. Of course, I'm new to 3.x and I'm still learning my way around.

    The only serious issue to come up is that when the window is narrower than about 1000px it starts to crop the right of the page, and at no point is there a horizontal scroll bar at the bottom so that users with small screens can scroll to see the right side of the page. I don't have this problem with the default skin.

    Is this a version issue, or something I can edit myself?
  5. GStone added a post in a topic: Googlebot stays on my site.   

    Ain't it the truth.
  6. GStone added a post in a topic: Googlebot stays on my site.   

    I have it limited to 2.5 seconds between requests. This is a screen shot of my current online users that I took just a few minutes ago. I have 7 pages like this (this is just the top 1/2 of the page), but only six actual users are on line right now and 12 legitimate guests.

  7. GStone added a post in a topic: Googlebot stays on my site.   

    Googlebot is slurping up my bandwidth like crazy.

    I nearly went over my bandwidth limit last month, so I've been watching the online users periodically through the day, and there are always dozens of instances of the googlebot agent all over the board, all with the same IP (, and they're there 24/7.

    I checked the stats for the site over at Google's webmaster tools, and the reported crawl rate was WAY off, saying that the high end of the average was only 17 pages per day. I just counted 35 google-guests.

    Obviously I don't want to disallow the thing, and I did put a delay in the robot.txt, but it seems weird to me that the bot just literally moved into my site permanently!

    One thing I did notice was that the robots.txt reads:

    Disallow: /index.php?act=Post&CODE=02
    Disallow: /index.php?act=Print&client=printer
    Disallow: /index.php?app=calendar
    Disallow: /index.php?app=calendar$ ..... etc.

    My board, however is not in the root directory, but is at

    Should I prepend the /forums/ directory to all of those urls?
  8. GStone added a comment on a file: Birthday in Registration Screen   

    Brilliant. Works great!
  9. GStone added a post in a topic: Please add birthday on registration   

    It's definitely my business, literally. I run an alcohol-related board and I'm obligated to take reasonable measures to insure that registrants are of legal drinking age.

    Yes, we all know that people can and do lie on these things, but I still need to attempt to collect the information. Kids use fake IDs to get into clubs, should we just stop requiring IDs at the door?

    I just switched up from 2.5.3 to 3.3.4 and spent half the afternoon trying to figure out where birthdays went.

    Having a birthdate feature available to admins as an option is a no-brainer , IMO, and I can't for the life of me imagine why IPS would push back on something so common-sense.
  10. GStone added a post in a topic: Moderate first post?   

    Thanks Martin, that's precisely what I'm looking for, but it doesn't appear to be available in 2.3.5. Looks like I'll have to wait for the upgrade.

  11. GStone added a post in a topic: Moderate first post?   

    I'm running 2.3.5 (I'll be switching to 3.3.0 very shortly).

    I could have sworn there was a setting to make a new member's first post so that it had to be mod-approved, but I'm not finding anything. The only way I can think of doing it is to create a noob group that's all-posts-moderated and then automatically promotes to an un-moderated group after one post.

    Ideas? Is this function available in 3.3.0?