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Author Topic: Simple Machines Forum  (Read 9288 times)

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #140 on: January 17, 2014, 07:56:18 AM »

Apparently there is no separation of the username from a display name. Lame.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #141 on: January 17, 2014, 12:14:10 PM »

I mean, this sounds like something we could plugin even if we had to do it ourselves. They make it difficult because, well, unlike us most web forums limit your avatar to small sizes. Which is harder to do when you don't process the file before it goes up.

A search suggests that PA DOES allow offsite avatars.  Haven't found out how as yet.

But Constantine's right; it really should be trivial.  There's a DB key somewhere that points to a relative URL; seems like all it would take would be (1) changing it to absolute and (2) allowing that to be set in the frontend.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #142 on: January 17, 2014, 12:28:23 PM »

Well, after sleeping on it (and I god damn needed the sleep; I'd been running on six hours over two days) I came to the conclusion that I'm probably being backasswards about this. If the concern is security then in theory uploaded files ought to be more secure than arbitrary urls. We've only had a problem with it historically because early versions of SMF were horrifically naive about what they did with attachments.

The fact that gif animations get nuked in the processing is probably a limitation of gd and not Vanilla. I'll see if that can be  fixed. If not, I'll try to figure out what PA's solution is (probably some custom hack  - for as modular as this thing is stopped to be, most solutions seem to involve changing something in the core files).

The name issue boils down to "I need to go drop the display name mod in". Kind of irritating that this thing doesn't have a front-end mod downloader like SMF does, but whatevs.

So that leaves uhh... it's ugly, it enforces gender, and post length requires a hard limit. For obvious reasons fixing that last one is going to be super important. I'll check it out tonight.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #143 on: January 17, 2014, 04:43:13 PM »

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The addon could not be enabled because it generated a fatal error:

Quotes is missing the following requirement(s): Vanilla 2.1a.

You are fucking shitting me.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #144 on: January 17, 2014, 09:37:28 PM »

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #145 on: January 17, 2014, 10:55:09 PM »

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #146 on: January 18, 2014, 01:20:41 AM »

PhpBB after all, eh? Huh. Well, it was looking like an uphill battle for the other stuff...

This new one's another testbed which will eventually be deleted, right?
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #147 on: January 18, 2014, 04:02:23 AM »

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #148 on: January 18, 2014, 04:12:01 AM »

Apparently we can't have nice things simply because there aren't nice things to be had.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #149 on: January 18, 2014, 05:23:56 AM »

But we can have nice PDS packages.

IF WE POST OUR PICTURES.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #150 on: January 18, 2014, 05:54:12 AM »

This new one's another testbed which will eventually be deleted, right?

God, one would hope.

Apparently we can't have nice things simply because there aren't nice things to be had.

In all honesty?  Actually using it, I'm finding the only thing at all wrong with phpBB is the fact that it's named phpBB.

I mean if I had to dig for a complaint other than general hand-wringing about security and the fact that we seem to be moving backwards, it would be that the board is actually too flexible, to the point of giving the Admins plenty of rope to hang themselves with.  Since this new machine is almost entirely customized though - it didn't come with an AMP stack preinstalled - I'd say that's proper and par for the course.

The general requirement is still "must be better than any other option" though.  If you guys prefer to just keep using SMF for some reason, let me know.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #151 on: January 18, 2014, 06:35:35 AM »

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #152 on: January 18, 2014, 06:39:30 AM »

Is this gif time i hope it's gif time.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #153 on: January 18, 2014, 08:12:06 AM »

Unless somebody requests something different I'm going to leave the sandbox as it is, and assume phpBB is the new normal for our glorious reincarnation.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #154 on: January 18, 2014, 08:20:41 AM »

With phpBB, is that a situation of archiving the old forums, or can they be imported?
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #155 on: January 18, 2014, 08:26:00 AM »

Importing is possible but I think I'd rather archive anyway.  You never can get a 100% perfect conversion.  Better to leave an instance of SMF running in its own corner so people can see the old stuff as it was.
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #156 on: January 18, 2014, 04:35:11 PM »

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Re: Simple Machines Forum
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Re: Simple Machines Forum
« Reply #159 on: January 18, 2014, 05:53:19 PM »

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