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  1. AndyF added a post in a topic: upgrade finish tool   

    There should in theory not be a need (I asked something similar) as you can force cache rebuilds by emptying the /datastore directory (assuming you're using that method, its usually default) and the caches will get rebuilt.
  2. AndyF added a post in a topic: Re-Cache   

    If you're using the default cache storage method then simply emptying the /datastore directory should do it.
    See here
  3. AndyF added a post in a topic: How to set up group flow (guest to applicant to member to?)   

    I did reply to your other topic about a safer way of doing it however, if you did want to do it the "other way" (not recommended)
    Go to Manage Member Groups, Look at the ID number of the group you want to be the member group. Its shown next to the name. As an example the default member group is 3.
    Lets say your new group is ID 8.
    Connect via FTP/File Manager. Open /conf_global.php and find something like this:

    ⁣⁣⁣$INFO['banned_group']        =    '5'; $INFO['admin_group']        =    '4'; $INFO['member_group']        =    '3'; $INFO['guest_group']        =    '2'; $INFO['auth_group']            =    '1'; Simply edit the member_group line to have the ID of the 'newbie' group you wanted, ie 8 in this case (obviously you will use the ID you found in Manage Member Groups!) Please take care to *not* edit anything else in this file or disturb any of the other lines or formatting.
    Save the change. Ensure that conf_global is not writeable,CHMOD it to 0444 or if that's not possible 0644 no higher. If you are in any doubt simply go to ACP > System > Security Center and it should tell you if its writeable or not and offer to 'fix' it (do so)
  4. AndyF added a post in a topic: Unable to see some posts, mysql error   

    There's some of that missing I think.
    I thought it might be an awards issue but without the full error I cannot be sure.
    Go to ACP > Stats / Logs > SQL Error Logs, obatin the latest one and paste it here please, I'm after the actual error itself you've posted post of the query but not the error.
    As an alternative, if you connect via FTP/File Manager in the /cache directory the error log should be there too, sql_latest.cgi or suchlike.
  5. AndyF added a post in a topic: Issue with a new user group   

    The easy way is to edit the existing built in member group to have the restrictions then use the auto promote after x days / x posts to the 'new' group. ie edit the built in Member group to be the Newbie group.
    You can manually edit conf_global to change the assigned group ID but I do not really recommend this tbh.
    Regarding moving them, you can either use a query to mass move or the ACP Manage Members has an advanced search (the 'cogwheel on the far right of that page) to find and move them based on whatever criteria you need.
    If you need further information / clarification / not sure etc on any of this please just say so.
  6. AndyF added a post in a topic: Wondering where to report defects   

    There is a bug tracker (link is in the header area) although this is now for version 4.
    I would suggest the best thing to do is have your admin / licence holder come here and submit a ticket in the Client Area (link in header area) so a technician can advise on the issue(s) at hand. Your admin can also add 'alternative contacts' to their account too, so that others such as yourself are able to submit support / technical requests.
    The other alternative would be to post in the Client Services forum for support (peer to peer support usually) although we may direct you to official support depending on what the issue is but you'd need to be an alternative contact to post there as its currently only available to clients / 'expired' clients and alternative contacts I think.
    Option 1 is the best one here really, have the admin submit a ticket and / or add you as an alternative contact.
    Please let us know if you need further information / clarification on any of this.
  7. AndyF added a post in a topic: Datastore on WAMP   

    Yes its normal for Wamp.
    Mines listed as:

    ⁣D:\Wamp\www\400/datastore I've not had any localhost upgrade issues at all tbh, although the live board appears to have a selection thankfully not that serious.
  8. AndyF added a post in a topic: Error uploading Hook, Help - What to do ??   

    How odd.
    It is just the xml you are uploading yes (sorry but I have to ask)
    Go to Support > Diagnostics > Overview > In the Overview box 'Safe Mode' is off ? (It should be)
  9. AndyF added a post in a topic: Error uploading Hook, Help - What to do ??   

    Are you sure its a hook and not a settings.xml file ?
    As above what is the hook for ?
  10. AndyF added a post in a topic: beta 4   

    ​If you look in the ACP under Applications you'll see that an upgrade is available. , you can download it direct from there. It will ask for your email / pass (this are the Client Area credentials) then you'll be presented with a .zip file and some screenshots on how to proceed with it.
    Note do not click on this 'instructions' page until you have uploaded the new files, it does warn you anyway.
    I'm awaiting a small fix for mine (see the linked bug reports) before I proceed as its generating an ISE currently, I've not looked at the 'real' error yet though for this, likely to be related to the bug above.
    EDIT... I don't think there's an auto upgrader as such (I could be wrong) its just instructions on how to upgrade, the .zip is great as its super tiny compared to the full build but its specific for that community in what it contains. You'd have to visit the Client Area if you wanted the 'full' package for any reason.
  11. AndyF added a post in a topic: External tools for advanced users   

    That sort of makes a point then I guess in that file edits should not be needed to rectify this.
  12. AndyF added a post in a topic: Sudden Influx of Bogus Registrations   

    ​Try my QA question pack.

  13. AndyF added a post in a topic: starting accepting other payment options   

    There are other payment methods available as well as Paypal. To quote from the Service Standards page:

    Unsure on if accepting other payment methods would reduce piracy though, I *do* see what you are saying though but I'm not convinced that if another payment method was offered that board owner xyz would have a legit board instead.
  14. AndyF added a post in a topic: Error after import database of beta 1   

    ​Excellent and you're welcome.
  15. AndyF added a post in a topic: Error after import database of beta 1   

    Can you not restore the "broken" B1 site then simply upload the B3 files and run the upgrader ?
    Unless I've misunderstood what you're trying to do, it seems like a "mix and match" which will likely cause problems, this is not that dissimilar to say trying to use a 340 db on 346 files or vice-versa.
    The file versions need to match the db versions. Use the db you want to keep and the latest files to upgrade it.

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    DEC (HL)

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    Andy wonders why post counts dropped substantially, not that it matters really just curious...

  3. AndyF » Morrigan

    Gorgeously beautiful profile pic <3 :wub:

    My connectivity is *highly* limited at the moment (long story and involving a temp workaround of a 56k modem!) but I will hopefully catch up for a chat soon if we can, been ages. :(:D

    1. Morrigan

      Thank you! Miss talking to you too!

  4. AndyF » bfarber

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

  5. AndyF

    10/10/84 ;) :D :D :D

    1. Nuclear General

      Your birthday I take it? :) Happy B-Day if so man!! xD

    2. AndyF

      Thanks! :) No not my birthday, a bit more complicated than that.

    3. Nuclear General

      Oh ok lol :)

  6. AndyF

    Changes are always interesting to observe...

  7. AndyF » Aiwa

    You and your settings :P j/k :)

  8. AndyF

    Is very excited about IPS4

  9. AndyF

    All good things come to those who wait :)

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      Patience Is A Virtue

    2. AndyF

      True. :)

    1. Lewis P

      Hello! Enjoying my upgrader bug finding right about now..... :p

    2. AndyF

      hehe :)

  10. AndyF

    I've seen enough. Someone run the upgrader :P

    1. patatrack

      lol :p

  11. jojobean » AndyF

    Thank you for your quick response to my question. :) Have a great week!

    1. AndyF

      No problem and you're welcome.

  12. KSam » AndyF

    your profile has a beautiful background color :3

    1. AndyF

      Thanks :)

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      Yes :)

    3. AndyF

      Nothing was just in a silly mood really.

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    5. AndyF

      I think your caps lock is stuck :P

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      Wait? There is something that does that without holding shift? BLASPHEMY!


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    Yes its true.

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      Assuming this is a reflection of your Facebook update, then.... Congratulations!

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    3. Andrej

      Well deserved!

  16. AndyF » Keith C

    You don't have any status comments so I guess I should start one for you.

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  17. AndyF

    And another new year begins...

  18. AndyF

    IP.Santa™ was different this year in the presents. :) But its all good.