MolteniMike

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  1. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: How to block ongoing attempted registrations by spammers?   

    Hi,
     
    I process all registrations manually, and if their profile seems "reasonable", allow them to become full members. 
     
    Over the past few months, there have been ongoing attempts by a spammer/s to become a member.  This is tedious to action manually.
     
    The attempted registrations all come from different IP addresses, yet contain the same giveaway.  Namely the only profile details filled in are the first name, surname and location, all of which are 2 random capital letters.
     
    Is there any setting which automatically rejects as spam any attempted registration with just 2 letters any in the fields first name, surname and location ??
     
    I want to encourage new members, so don't want to make registration too challenging for them.  But these ongoing phoney registration attempts are wasting my time
     
    Thanks in advance
     
    Mike
  2. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Subscriptions Manager   

    Have ftp’d from Downloaded from this webpage     to      my Server:
     
     Subscriptions Manageruploadadminapplications_addonothersubscriptions       to         /public_html/admin/applications_addon/other/subscriptions      and
    Subscriptions Manageruploadpublicjsips.subscriptions      to       /public_html/jscripts    and
    Subscriptions Manageruploadpublicstyle_imagesmastersubscriptions    to    /public_html/style_images/subscriptions
     
    My Forum recognises the Addin and Modules but if I try to access them I get the following message “There appears to be an error with the database” etc
     
    Have I ftp’d things to the wrong place? Should I be doing more ftp’ing?
     
    Using Invision v3.3.1 and Subscriptions Manager 1.2.1 Download as from the Big Green Button above
     
    thanks
  3. MolteniMike added a comment on a file: Subscriptions Manager   

    Have ftp’d from Downloaded from this webpage     to      my Server:
     
     Subscriptions Manageruploadadminapplications_addonothersubscriptions       to         /public_html/admin/applications_addon/other/subscriptions      and
    Subscriptions Manageruploadpublicjsips.subscriptions      to       /public_html/jscripts    and
    Subscriptions Manageruploadpublicstyle_imagesmastersubscriptions    to    /public_html/style_images/subscriptions
     
    My Forum recognises the Addin and Modules but if I try to access them I get the following message “There appears to be an error with the database” etc
     
    Have I ftp’d things to the wrong place? Should I be doing more ftp’ing?
     
    Using Invision v3.3.1 and Subscriptions Manager 1.2.1 Download as from the Big Green Button above
     
    thanks
  4. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Enabling paid subscriptions in my Forum's "For Sale" section.   

    Version 3.3.1
     
     
    My Forum's formal advertising income has been reducing over the past couple of years, yet the free-to-use members "For Sale" section thrives
     
    It's been suggested that a subscription be installed to enable members to start threads in the section, while viewing and replying to threads remain free.
     
    Is there a simple way this can be done, such that members pay (by Paypal?) and automatically get transferred to a member group where they can start threads for a fixed period (say, one year). There would likely be considerable numbers of members involved, so an automated system would be preferred.
     
    Thanks in advance
     
    Mike
  5. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Moderator for one sub forum only?   

    Just wondered if a moderator can be enabled for just one sub forum, without powers to moderate in other parts of the main forum
     
    Thanks in aqdvance
     
    Mike
  6. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Board Settings - how do I alter them?   

    IP.Board 3.3.1
     
    All the icons and narrative on my monitor are very small, almost too small to read clearly! (They're fine for other sites)  The Help section refers to this being changeable via the "Board Settings" function, but I can't for the life of me find the facility.
    It's probably staring me in the face - any help appreciated
     
    Thanks in advance
  7. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Bypassing "View New Content" possible?   

    Brilliant! Thanks for the tip :thumbup:
  8. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Bypassing "View New Content" possible?   

    Thanks, but is there a way to do this for all users from the Admin Panel? 
  9. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Bypassing "View New Content" possible?   

    IP.Board 3.3.1
     
     
    We have a category (sub forum?) for subjects not directly related to our core forum activity.  This should be a minor facility but it has increasingly placed it's threads high in the "View New Content", to the annoyance of many.
     
    Is there any way to have recent posts in a nominated sub forum excluded from the "View New Content" facility?
     
    Thanks in advance
     
    Mike
  10. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Bulk deletion of one member's recent posts   

    The Moderator Preview sounds a good option. As they've all got other things to do with their lives than "approve" posts, he'll soon get the message.

    I'll threaten him with it and see if he behaves. Thanks for the tips guys :thumbup:
  11. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Bulk deletion of one member's recent posts   

    Thanks, but it's not all of the posts I need to delete, just the inappropriate ones. Reasoning with him doesn't appear to work. Banning him would be my preference, but there'd be a riot unfortunately
  12. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Bulk deletion of one member's recent posts   

    We have a member who regularly posts large numbers of semi-porn pictures on our forum. He does this overnight from a different time zone which saturates the "View New Content".

    To delete them is a time consuming process of going to each post then deleting it individually.

    Is there a way to bring up a member's recent posting history with a "tick box" to enable bulk deletion of inappropriate posts.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Mike
  13. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Inability to "Unpin" threads in bulk   

    IP.Board 3.3.1


    In the "View New Content" I can tick several threads and unpin them in bulk.

    Once in a thread, I can unpin that single thread.

    But if I try to do the same in any sub-forum, the "action box" appears at the lower right of the page gives no options. Not for unpinning or anything else.

    This is a recent problem, and the above software can't blamed as bulk-unpinning worked fine for a while after it's installation.

    Have I inadvertantly nudged a setting?

    Help appreciated, thanks. :thumbsup:
  14. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Inability to upload large Excel tables   

    Any ideas on this would be gratefully appreciated

    Thanks

    Mike
  15. MolteniMike added a post in a topic: Inability to upload large Excel tables   

    Hi,

    To explain further. Custom BBcode is used (via external script) to replicate html like simple tables. With previous V2.3 IPBoard this was fine with large tables, but now with V3 the tables get corrupted when over a modest size.

    There seems to be a limit on the number of BBcodes allowed in a post? Does anyone know what the limit is and why the difference between V2 and V3?

    thanks

    Nik