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Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Janos (retired) » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:08 am

Welcome!
Over the years we have had problems with spam bots. For almost two years we have been using a Question and Answer challenge and so far this has been very successful at preventing spam bots. A few spammer accounts have been created (manually?) so we have added another layer of security to lock our private member areas to human-approved authentication.

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Register and the forum will send you an email. Click the validation link in the email and then login to the forums. At which stage you can create new posts and join in the banter.

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Once registered, you will be able to see our private team areas but will not be able to read the contents. To request access, go to your "User Control Panel" and click on the "Usergroups" tab. Then select the "TSBT Active Members" or "TSBT Friends" group, as appropriate, and request to join. A forum admin will approve your request in due course.


If you have issues joining then either post on the open guest forum or use the contact us form hereand an email will be sent to me. - Alez

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Re: Getting On The Forum.

Unread post by moremega » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:56 pm

Janos' improvements worked! :wav:

moremega joined (the question was much easier than a captcha)
admin mega got an email and activated the account and that was it.
and no spam accounts! :wav:

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Re: Getting On The Forum.

Unread post by Silver » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:10 pm

:thumbleft: nice one guys :)
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Re: Getting On The Forum.

Unread post by MacDitch » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:31 am

moremega wrote:moremega joined
That's all we need, More Mega!! :lol: :D
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Re: Getting On The Forum.

Unread post by Buster Gunn » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:35 am

That's all we need, More Mega!! :lol: :D
There must be some pesticide available for the problem. :P
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Re: Getting On The Forum.

Unread post by PinkPenguin » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:50 pm

Buster Gunn wrote:
That's all we need, More Mega!! :lol: :D
There must be some pesticide available for the problem. :P
If you eat enough chili and garlic they tend to keep their distance... strangely enough, this also seems to apply to most vertebrates as well! :D
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by LogPile » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:52 pm

Hi Guys no speak for a long time.

Re picked up your site from Mega posting on CPDN so thought I'd pop over and see how you are doing. All online forums seem to have slowed in the last few years since the BBC (no friend of mine) finished their involvement a general decline has set in coupled with the financial downturn which started to hit people directly diverting their minds elsewhere.

Good fortune to all.

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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Alez » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:01 am

There has been a general decline...but hopefully things are picking up here. Logpile, don't be a stranger, good to see a new post :)
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Buster Gunn » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:13 pm

All of a sudden there are certain threads I can't get into. eg. the no stinkin' badges thread.
Says I don't have the privs.

There are a couple more, but most seem accessible
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Silver » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:57 pm

Buster Gunn wrote:All of a sudden there are certain threads I can't get into. eg. the no stinkin' badges thread.
Says I don't have the privs.
Not just you Buster, I can't get in either :(
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:20 pm

That's a new sub-forum that I think Alez may have been setting up earlier, but posted he had limited bandwidth and perhaps didn't get it finished.
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Janos (retired) » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:22 pm

It should be fixed now.
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Janos (retired) » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:36 pm

... or maybe not. Rather interesting bug, should you like that sort of thing. :)
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Janos (retired) » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:48 pm

Looks like a config issue on the server. Maybe a permissions/group issue on the file/file path - or perhaps a newly installed module on the server. Not something I can fix. We will need a support ticket to the server admins... over to you Willie.

General Error
Module not accessible

BACKTRACE

FILE: (not given by php)
LINE: (not given by php)
CALL: msg_handler()

FILE: [ROOT]/includes/functions_module.php
LINE: 439
CALL: trigger_error()

FILE: [ROOT]/adm/index.php
LINE: 74
CALL: p_master->load_active()
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Janos (retired) » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:51 pm

I would like to blame Alez (he being the current whipping boy, aka points leader) but it is definitely down to a server config issue.
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Janos (retired) » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:23 pm

Much strangeness. Even creating a new forum with various levels of permissions (including full open) results in errors. It has to be down to server config settings - which I don't have the admin tools to see.
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Janos (retired) » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:29 pm

After deleting the lot and starting clean it could be working. Please report any errors.

I suspect it was down to an incomplete transaction which caused a duplicate ID for the new forum.
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:54 pm

Can the sub-forum name be changed from "Shameless badges bragging thread" (because that's the name of a thread in that sub-forum) to what was originally being used, was it "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!"
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Janos (retired) » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:24 am

Ah yes, thanks. It is renamed.
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Alez » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:22 pm

Janos wrote:I would like to blame Alez (he being the current whipping boy, aka points leader) but it is definitely down to a server config issue.
Hmmm ... I've had to piggy back a vsat to an IP in the states just to refute these slanderous accusations. I can get into both new forums I set up ( seems I have permission ) so don't see what all the fuss is about :P . Have gone in and changed and re-saved the permissions. Could someone else try and get into either badges or the milestone forum and let me know if it works now ?
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by scole of TSBT » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:37 pm

Janos had it working. You just broke it.
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Alez » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:48 pm

Are you sure ? Can you check again ?
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Silver » Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:07 pm

Alez wrote:
Janos wrote:I would like to blame Alez (he being the current whipping boy, aka points leader) but it is definitely down to a server config issue.
Hmmm ... I've had to piggy back a vsat to an IP in the states just to refute these slanderous accusations. I can get into both new forums I set up ( seems I have permission ) so don't see what all the fuss is about :P . Have gone in and changed and re-saved the permissions. Could someone else try and get into either badges or the milestone forum and let me know if it works now ?
Now that's the kind of dedication I like to see in the team, no idea what you've done but sounds good!
I've just managed to post in the bragging thread, so looks good to me.
Any idea when you're going to get home Alez?
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Alez » Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:16 pm

So I haven't broken it .... Mr Scole , yeah of little faith. Seems when I set up the forums and lost the connection it locked the permissions of the forum to me only, so I guess when I logged in again it reset Janos's hard work and reverted it to my permissions again. All should be good now I hope. If not then let me know and I will stay out of Admin whilst Janos sorts out my mess, again .... sorry dude.
No idea on return. Few more weeks at least.
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Silver » Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:24 pm

Few more weeks!?
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Janos (retired) » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:05 pm

scole250 wrote:Janos had it working. You just broke it.
:bounce:
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Unread post by scole of TSBT » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:05 pm

Alez wrote:So I haven't broken it .... Mr Scole , yeah of little faith. Seems when I set up the forums and lost the connection it locked the permissions of the forum to me only, so I guess when I logged in again it reset Janos's hard work and reverted it to my permissions again. All should be good now I hope. If not then let me know and I will stay out of Admin whilst Janos sorts out my mess, again .... sorry dude.
No idea on return. Few more weeks at least.
It got sorted out. I guess we'll give you credit. :P

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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by Janos (retired) » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:07 pm

Instructions updated (post 1).

We have added two new groups: TSBT Members and TSBT Friends and have locked down the private areas of the forum to these groups.
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by OZ1DWF » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:51 am

Ma friend. Ah'm human ann' much alive. :bounce:
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Unread post by scole of TSBT » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:09 am

OZ1DWF, Laird o' th' wee White Hoose, glad to have you aboard!
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Re: Getting On The Forum

Unread post by OZ1DWF » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:58 pm

Scole250; Tanks fer yer reply.
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