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forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Feb 28, 06:42
by nikos
after 20 odd years freeloading on netez servers, xplorer2 forums now move to their home address. We are still working on some redirection issues but for most of the time you shouldn't notice any difference other than the URL in the addressbar

if you see any problems please let me know

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 01, 14:57
by FrizzleFry
email notifications for subscribed topics/posts don't seem to be working

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 01, 20:00
by Tuxman
Does netez not love x² anymore?

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 02, 06:36
by nikos
FrizzleFry wrote:
2019 Mar 01, 14:57
email notifications for subscribed topics/posts don't seem to be working
nothing email-based works, sorry. Forum administration is not my cup of tea and I closed all holes that could be nuisance or security threats

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 02, 14:44
by Tuxman
If you need help: I've been administrating phpBBs since 2000. Other than that, a forum without e-mail notification is ... oh well.

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 02, 15:40
by nikos
I see the ACP has an email section where I can configure it, but first it requires the SMTP credentials and password in plain text (!) and then I remember Sal often complaining that there's lots of email sent to the administrator for all the bogus registrations.

btw if you can see anything fishy with the way I've set it up please send me an email, I don't want a back-door to my main website because of the forum :P

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 02, 18:15
by Tuxman
nikos wrote:
2019 Mar 02, 15:40
it requires the SMTP credentials and password in plain text (!)
You'd probably not use root credentials then.
nikos wrote:
2019 Mar 02, 15:40
and then I remember Sal often complaining that there's lots of email sent to the administrator for all the bogus registrations.
Enabling a Captcha should get rid of some of them, adding a "blacklist" mod which compares IP addresses to Spamhaus etc. lists should do most of the rest.

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 08, 21:53
by pschroeter
Is there a way to translate old bookmarks so they work with the new forum? I played around with the URL for a while but never could get it to work. BTW, usually just searching for the end of a bookmark URL or title refound what I wanted.

I also suggest you put a ZabKat favicon somewhere so my new bookmarks aren't just a generic bookmark icons. I still have dozens of little red Netez icons.

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 09, 08:08
by nikos
there was a way to have everything nicely redirected with htaccess files, but Sal didn't do it, so all bookmarks etc must be redone. The link from old to new forum is the last part of the url e.g.

Code: Select all

viewtopic.php?p=xxx
you replace forum.zabkat.com with forum.zabkat.com/viewtopic…

I added a favicon but it may take some time to be recognised

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 09, 13:05
by Tuxman
nikos wrote:
2019 Mar 09, 08:08
there was a way to have everything nicely redirected with htaccess files, but Sal didn't do it
Why don't you do it?

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 09, 13:31
by nikos
how can I do it, I don't control netez.com

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 09, 20:38
by Tuxman
I meant here.

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 12, 02:20
by pj
I see that all private messages are gone.

Are you planning to recover those? I'd hate to loose some of the correspondence there with someone whom I may never have the opportunity to write to again.

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PJ in (sad) FL

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 12, 04:16
by pj
Also, is it really that hard to GREP all the topics to change "forum.zabkat.com" to "forum.zabkat.com"?

Re: forum relocation

Posted: 2019 Mar 12, 06:05
by nikos
lately, with the way the forum goes, more interest in kilmatead than xplorer2, the real question is why do I keep it at all?