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Forum Updates

Post by admin » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:20 pm

phpBB has been updated to 3.0.5, including language packs and, most time-consuming, the Anti-Spam Question registration MOD which produces exceptions during Automatic Update.

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Re: Updates

Post by Mac_Fife » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:31 pm

Yeah,... My ploy here would be to reinstate the pre-mod versions of the affected files, run the auto update and then re-apply the mod. The mod doesn't take that long to apply and updates at the 3.0.x level aren't going to be changing the database schema, so you don't have to undo/redo the sql bits.
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Re: Updates

Post by admin » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:03 am

phpBB has been updated to 3.0.6, including language packs. Happily, there were no conflicts this time around. Please post here with any anomalies.

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Re: Updates

Post by Mac_Fife » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:13 pm

Two things, Mr Admin:

For new registrants, the Visual Confirmation has defaulted back to the "old" phpBB3 Captcha that we know is weak. 3.0.6 includes new plug-in captchas one of which (Q&A Captcha) is a more sophisticated version of the Anti-Spam Question Mod we were using in the previous version. It needs to be configured in the ACP before it can be activated (General -> Board Configuration -> CAPTCHA Module Settings).

3.0.6 includes a News Feed generator which I'm sure many would find useful, but this is not currently active. Again, it needs to be configured in the ACP (General -> Board Configuration -> Feed Settings).
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Re: Updates

Post by admin » Sat Dec 26, 2009 8:37 pm

It's the result of a quick (read: no time to do more than necessary before Christmas) upgrade. The Anti-Bot Question is still active. I'll get the Q&A Captcha plug-in installed soon. It's about time they got around to official support of such an effective tool. Same story on feeds. I was happy to see it. That'll be soon too.

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Re: Updates

Post by admin » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:19 pm

Q&A Captcha and news feeds are enabled. Please advise on any useful feed tweaks - currently set to 5 at the forum level.

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Re: Updates

Post by Mac_Fife » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:51 pm

May need to check whether any "private" project forums need to be listed on the feed exclusions. That was a problem I had in finding a suitable News Feed mod for previous versions of phpBB, and it looks like phpBB 3.0.6 fell foul of this too as the issue has been addressed in SVN revisions r10317, r10318.
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Re: Updates

Post by JWPlatt » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:55 pm

The phpBB updates have been fast and furious lately. That's not exactly a sign of stable code, but I'll be doing an update while I have the time. It'll be today sometime. Maybe soon.
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Re: Updates

Post by JWPlatt » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:18 pm

The phpBB update will begin shortly. Finish your posts, or save your work, just in case the site goes inactive on you.
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Re: Updates

Post by JWPlatt » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:53 pm

Update complete. There is some new News Feed behavior. It will be interesting to see if Christian likes it any better. ;)
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