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Guest posting

17 Oct 2013, 04:48

I realise it is early days for this new forum, congrats btw, but I think one of the appeals of the old forum by Chris was that Guest posting was allowed (e.g. no need to create an account). It really makes it very easy for people to ask questions (yes I realize about spammers, trolling and extra work for admins & mods, confusions about who is who in a thread etc). I answered many questions in the Support section as Guest at the time as well and I'd like it back.

I think it could be one of those things that sets this new forum aside of the .com forum and it helped to grow the community grow in the old days.

(I just registered as guest as an inside joke, if real Guest posting is allowed this Guest account can be deactivated of course, or you can perhaps set "Anonymous" as default Guest name for posting)
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Re: Guest posting

17 Oct 2013, 14:23

i think Chris mentioned at one point that a lot of modifications were made to phpbb to keep the spam to a minimum. it really did work well.

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Re: Guest posting

17 Oct 2013, 14:39

Did it?
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Re: Guest posting

17 Oct 2013, 16:20

unfortunately with the rape of the old forum and Chris complete absense we may never know as we do not have those modifications
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Re: Guest posting

17 Oct 2013, 18:07

tank wrote:we do not have those modifications
Those were phpBB2 mods and would not work with v3 anyway ( without alterations )..
.. and those mods were one of the primary reason holding him up from upgrading to V3.
David ( MacroMan! ) had listed them in Developers section, but that section is not accessible anymore.
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Re: Guest posting

17 Oct 2013, 20:41

http://wayback.archive.org/web/20120303 ... rum-8.html

I don't remember which thread it was, but the code for the phpBB modifications was never posted on the forums, for security reasons. There was just a list of what all the modifications did. MacroMan! had the actual code, at one time. I don't know whether he would still have it.
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Re: Guest posting

17 Oct 2013, 21:03

Welcome to the party jaco0646
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Re: Guest posting

18 Oct 2013, 11:42

Hi jaco0646 :)
jaco0646 wrote:There was just a list of what all the modifications did.
I meant to say the same.
jaco0646 wrote:I don't know whether he would still have it.
I had tried to contact him through the last known email address, but it seems to be dead.
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Re: Guest posting

27 Oct 2013, 16:07

i have enabled some limited guest posting abilities
we will try it out and see how it goes
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Re: Guest posting

20 Nov 2013, 16:30

Thanks for allowing guest posts! I just noticed that for Guests bbcode is turned OFF, I don't know if that is done on purpose or if it is accidental. Code and/or Gist tags would be nice to avoid long sections of code. Ciao!
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Re: Guest posting

20 Nov 2013, 16:47

it was intentional I intend to see if i can aquire many of the modifications and retrofit them for guests thank you for reminding me to ask this now that i have contact with Chris
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Re: Guest posting

20 Nov 2013, 17:10

tank wrote:..now that i have contact with Chris
say what?

what does he think about all the drama? maybe he can help bring the community back together (that is, removing poly from power)

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Re: Guest posting

20 Nov 2013, 18:49

feel free to PM him if you like. perhaps identify yourself
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Re: Guest posting

21 Nov 2013, 06:05

Chris is a site Admin? No Freakin way! :D

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