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Paul Ishenin

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We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« on: December 19, 2008, 04:57:01 pm »
As you can see this forum uses SMF as engine. The old forum was based on phpBB. We hope you will enjoy the new features and speed. Use your old forum account to login.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2008, 07:45:07 pm by Paul Ishenin »

Leledumbo

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 04:15:38 am »
It's nice and faster, but I miss direct link to bug tracker on the left pane.

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 11:31:40 am »
This engine is working much faster! (maybe you've also changed the server??).
Anyhow, SMF is a perfect choise, and, IMO, it is the best open-soruce forums engine (in the many-functional engines category, not lighweight ones).

Thanks!

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 05:20:11 am »
Very Nice...

Just in case I have not said Thank You to those involved in FreePascal and Lazarus...

Thank You

Please ignore me if and when I go off on a rant.

Keith

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 10:30:27 am »
That's great ! Forum is much much faster now
Thank you for all of this and for all people who are giving their time for Lazarus and Freepascal
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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 11:08:47 am »
Speed Ok.

Thanks from an Italian User.
Alessandro

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008, 11:56:37 pm »
I see the new forum is much faster, but I also see it hasn't taken the spammer vermin long to find it. :( Unfortunately SMF doesn't seem to have much in the way of tools to keep the scum out (I speak from experience as I'm a moderator of some boards on another SMF forum.)

I thought I'd need to re-register, but now I see that the old login works OK...
« Last Edit: December 22, 2008, 12:04:24 am by techpro »
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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2008, 01:02:55 am »
We had our first spammer after 10 mins being public.
I already enabled email registration which resulted in 1 of the 50 bots is coming through.
I increased the captcha level, but I wonder if it will help.
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Paul Ishenin

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2008, 04:02:31 am »
The only problem is that it is difficult to see what is written there not only for bots but for real people now.

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2008, 03:37:30 pm »
I don't think a captcha helps. I've been told spanners employ humans from India or China or somewhere to register with forums and upload this junk. The other forum I mentioned has a captcha and it gets more spam than real registrations. We switched to manual authorization of new subscribers, but it's a ham radio forum and most people either register with their callsign or their name, or have this in their email address, so it's easy to spot who is genuine. With some of the names people use on here I don't think you could.

To keep spam out of my guestbooks people have to answer a question that only someone with a legitmate interest in the site would know the answer to. But no-one has produced a mod for SMF that provides that sort of functionality - at least, I couldn't find one.
Julian

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2008, 03:56:05 pm »
if you try to register you'll find that currently we asking some questions from child arithmetic.

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2008, 02:30:11 pm »
Hello,

Thank you for this forum  ;)

Very nice,

Happy christmas to all

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2008, 07:42:45 am »
Many Many Thanks to everyone who implemented this the move !!  8)

Today is the first time in many months that it is a pleasure for me to browse the forums!
No network timeouts and having to reload all the time - this is a nice Christmas present!

Happy Holidays everyone !

Arnold

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2008, 06:08:55 pm »
Congratulation, I have uploaded my preferred avatar :)

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Re: We moved our forum to another machine and another software
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2009, 01:57:40 pm »
No offense to anybody, but I don't like this new engine. I preferred the look and feel of the old one, everything was clear to read in that one, this one is always difficult to read.
Also when going to the main lazarus page (when it loads) we select forum, we come here and again we have to select forum, that's not user friendly.
I didn't notice a lot of speed until now.

I only notice lazarus.freepascal.org loads only after several times i try

 

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