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Suggestion: 'Attention Admin' topic needed

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:19 am
by Steve H
As a top level troubleshooting and general problem with the BBS discussion and alerts area.

For example, I would STRONGLY suggest putting up another level of confirmation or vetting. The way the system is set now, just sign up and you're in, this is a spammer's paradise. There are bots crawling all over the web looking for this sort of thing and just one person creating account after account can really ruin the corn flakes.

Also, be aware of sock puppet creation. It's bound to happen.

I think it may already be starting, actually...

Re: Suggestion: 'Attention Admin' topic needed

PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:11 pm
by Steve H
Attention Admin:

Don't know if this is a hiccup or a flaw, but clicking on the 'last post' icon next to a person's handle doesn't take you to that last post, it drops you at the top of the page where that post is.

It's not a terrible thing and I can see value in 'making' people at least skim past posts leading up to that last post (because we all need more context :) ) but it seems a mechanical flaw to me.

Thank you

Re: Suggestion: 'Attention Admin' topic needed

PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:18 pm
by DanGeorge
Steve H wrote:Attention Admin:

Don't know if this is a hiccup or a flaw, but clicking on the 'last post' icon next to a person's handle doesn't take you to that last post, it drops you at the top of the page where that post is.

It's not a terrible thing and I can see value in 'making' people at least skim past posts leading up to that last post (because we all need more context :) ) but it seems a mechanical flaw to me.

Thank you


Sorry, but I didn't write the forum code. If you want to raise a bug, take it up with the guys that wrote it.

Re: Suggestion: 'Attention Admin' topic needed

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:39 pm
by chromemonkey
If it's phpBB, we're in luck. PHP code is surprisingly maintainable and customizable

Re: Suggestion: 'Attention Admin' topic needed

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:02 pm
by Steve H
chromemonkey wrote:If it's phpBB, we're in luck. PHP code is surprisingly maintainable and customizable


Well, you see it as well, correct?

If you click on the little tag next to a poster's name, that's supposed to take you to that post in the thread.

What I see is clicking that tag takes you to the top of the page of that thread. Now, if it's multi-page, it DOES take you to the last page, so PART of the code is functioning right. :)

I'm just saying that every single other BBS I visit has that 'see last post' function. It's not being picky, it's submitting a bug report.

Which is why a clearly marked 'attention admin, there is a problem here' thread should be stickied. :)

Re: Suggestion: 'Attention Admin' topic needed

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:54 pm
by DanGeorge
Steve H wrote:
chromemonkey wrote:If it's phpBB, we're in luck. PHP code is surprisingly maintainable and customizable


Well, you see it as well, correct?

If you click on the little tag next to a poster's name, that's supposed to take you to that post in the thread.

What I see is clicking that tag takes you to the top of the page of that thread. Now, if it's multi-page, it DOES take you to the last page, so PART of the code is functioning right. :)

I'm just saying that every single other BBS I visit has that 'see last post' function. It's not being picky, it's submitting a bug report.

Which is why a clearly marked 'attention admin, there is a problem here' thread should be stickied. :)


And I have no interest in touching any code. So take it up with the program's authors.