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FORUM UPDATE - 7th DEC 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:58 pm
by Balthelion
Hi all,

As you have probably noticed, the forum looks different now. This is because I've finally performed a pain-in-the-ass but much needed update to take us from the final PHPBB v3.0.x release to v3.2.1 (yes, we skipped v3.1 entirely) :lol:

What does this mean for the forum?
  • Improved security measures, which should mean less spambots
  • New features from the latest PHPBB
  • We can now install extensions on the forum to add funky new features. I've already installed an additional anti-spambot registration measure, and added a rules page extension (nothing fancy, common sense behaviour)
If you notice anything not working as expected with the forums, please let me know.

I also had to upgrade the site's PHP version from v5.4 to v5.6, so there is a good chance i may have broken features on the main website also (It flat out refused to run on PHP 7 so lets hope we don't need to upgrade to that :lol: )

New Features (Extenstions I've added):

Forum Rules Stop Forum Spam
  • Prevent known spammer account names / emails from registering new accounts
Board Announcements
  • Displays a big bold message at the top of the forum. You might have seen one about the forum update
Stop Forum Spam
  • Prevent known spammer account names / emails from registering new accounts
Steam Status
  • Add your Steam Id to your forum account to display steam details on your profile and posts
Countdown Disable
  • Displays the (estimated) time until the forums are brought back online whenever i perform maintenance.
MCHAT
  • A built-in live-chat engine for our forum :D

Re: FORUM UPDATE - 7th DEC 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 pm
by Rielthiere
I take a few days off sick and you go and screw everything up?

There's not even a 'view new posts' button as far as I can see.

Effing wanker :p

edit - just spotted it, under quick links.

still a wanker :P

Re: FORUM UPDATE - 7th DEC 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:48 am
by Duraniel
Rielthiere wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 pm
I take a few days off sick and you go and screw everything up?

There's not even a 'view new posts' button as far as I can see.

Effing wanker :p

edit - just spotted it, under quick links.

still a wanker :P
Hey Riel ;).....where have you been lately??

Re: FORUM UPDATE - 7th DEC 2017

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:22 pm
by Rielthiere
hey dura :P

boredofthegrind.com :P

but also haven't been feeling motivated to play any of my alts (even the ones not in kin) so haven't been on anywhere :)

Re: FORUM UPDATE - 7th DEC 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:03 pm
by Balthelion
Rielthiere wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 pm
edit - just spotted it, under quick links.
N00b

Re: FORUM UPDATE - 7th DEC 2017

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:15 am
by Saralethiel
Just checking in on the forum after weeks (months?), hehe. Great job on the new forum!