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by matt3o
01 Feb 2019, 18:06
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Just checked and it looks like this functionality is only available through addons. https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/qte No comments :lol: phpbb is incredibly basic and coded into monolithic single files. For example the code for posting a message is a single 1977 lines wall of code. While on...
by purdobol
01 Feb 2019, 17:11
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Check if its possible to add a required field (even better a listfield) to topic creation form (new topic button/post a new topic) just under "Subject:" field on specific subforum. That way not only it'll be mandatory but also can be setup to automatically format the way threads are displayed. For e...
by matt3o
01 Feb 2019, 11:23
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

I made a quick research. With vanilla phpbb it is NOT possible: - to access the user profile fields from the post-submission page (to restrict posting to only those who have the location filled) - to restrict access to a category based on a profile field - to automatically put users in a special gro...
by matt3o
01 Feb 2019, 09:47
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

let me check if I can add mandatory tags in the marketplace, I don't think it is possible, phpbb is rather basic
by matt3o
31 Jan 2019, 18:15
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

I was able to recover mind_prepared's thread. It's more complicated than I would have liked, some attachments are missing but that's because for some reason they were already wrongly stored in the old database. we would need to automate the process with some scripts, but I don't have time right now....
by andrewjoy
30 Jan 2019, 16:19
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

I don't see a huge reason to move away from phpbb as much of a nightmare as it is ( or was last time i installed it ). If we need some custom work we can always pay for a programmer to develop an extension, i would be happy to chip into somthing like a gofundme etc to get them made. I mean i for sur...
by Scarpia
30 Jan 2019, 07:36
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

I’m with Mu - phpBB is reliable and holds all of the historic threads, and while a newer forum software may have better features and a more active dev community, we don’t really need those features and the risks are substantial.
by matt3o
29 Jan 2019, 23:14
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Muirium wrote:
29 Jan 2019, 20:41
You mentioned phpBB plugins as a problem. How much do we rely on those?
currently we don't. we are on vanilla phpbb
by Muirium
29 Jan 2019, 20:41
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

You know my position: what new features do we need? The cost of switching could be catastrophic (broken post archives, you going insane…) while the upside is not clear to me. So long as we’re secure on phpBB I see no problem with staying on it. I appreciate there’s this overarching sense that forums...
by matt3o
29 Jan 2019, 18:58
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

So I reached the point where I have to decide if I want to invest more time on the current software or switch to a new one. @Cookie is testing nodebb while I'm testing other platforms but the decision is not an easy one. phpbb is a stable horse. it won't go away any time soon but new features are no...
by matt3o
27 Jan 2019, 10:59
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Quick update on the server fault we had few days ago. (nobody will give a shit, but it might be important info for the next kingpin). After about a week I noticed a very slow increment in memory usage. Few 100kb per day but it doesn't seem to stop. Since we have a very simple configuration and only ...
by matt3o
17 Jan 2019, 23:44
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Ah yes the completed fs, wtb, etc. topics. Not the highest prio, but if possible, it would be good to restore these somewhere, even if just in the archive, because some wiki topics and search engine links (good for seo) link to those. You know, some guys posts details and photos about a keyboard wh...
by matt3o
16 Jan 2019, 08:39
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Discourse is a great software, but I feel is more for product/service support than for a community like ours. NodeBB is indeed very nice, but I need to check if it can be bent to our needs both in design and structure. What do we need so much that's not already present in phpBB, again? there are two...
by Muirium
16 Jan 2019, 02:31
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Let me just put on my fuddy-duddy hat here… What do we need so much that's not already present in phpBB, again? Besides Cindy's request for a forum internal e-commerce suite (which I do not understand) I don't know what we're lacking. Another migration would be a whole lot of work, and for what? For...
by andrewjoy
15 Jan 2019, 13:21
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

let me explain what is happening. to move quickly and avoid issues I've used the default phpbb theme and simply reskinned it. There's just so much customization that you can do this way, but you are 100% sure that everything is going to work. That said... I'm still not 100% sure we should keep usin...
by matt3o
13 Jan 2019, 21:25
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

let me explain what is happening. to move quickly and avoid issues I've used the default phpbb theme and simply reskinned it. There's just so much customization that you can do this way, but you are 100% sure that everything is going to work. There are dozens of small fixes to do yet with the layout...
by matt3o
11 Jan 2019, 18:15
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

thanks for looking into that but I won't be applying changes to phpbb core (unless they are severe security holes). Any change has to be done hooking the official events or by changing the template files.
by Rimrul
11 Jan 2019, 18:05
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Bizarre sorting issue in the User Control Panel, "Overview" tab, "Manage attachments" item, when sorting by "Filename": the list starts with entries beginning with special characters and then numbers, but then you first have all entries beginning with an uppercase letter followed by all entries beg...
by whocares
10 Jan 2019, 15:15
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

One thing which I do really miss are the images next to the threads inside the forum index, could you add those back? I also noticed that the Youtube embeds were added back. I personally would prefer to see the old method of an image that gets replaced with an embed when opened. (Having the title th...
by matt3o
08 Jan 2019, 20:26
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Quick question (with maybe a long answer): why is gzip off? nonsense! check your browser headers. that silly text on the bottom just means that phpbb is not taking care of gzipping the content, that's because the webserver is already taking care of that. also for some reason, you can post in a thre...
by andrewjoy
08 Jan 2019, 18:04
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

England > Schotland

Yeah I mentioned that earlier in this thread. Fortunately, the title does not propagate to subsequent posts. But it does dirty the Spy, and the repetitive titles in each thread are entirely unnecessary anyway. I look forward to their murder! Edit: ooh! Looks like they’re already ignored for the Spy...
by webwit
08 Jan 2019, 14:44
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

I think I found a problem as well: The spy doesn't display the original title of the thread but the title of the answer, e.g. "Re: DT Update Log and TODO". With Chyros' answer to the Alps Appretiation thread it only displays "Re:", probably because the rest was deleted manually? Is this the intende...
by andrewjoy
08 Jan 2019, 10:43
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

yeah I noticed that, unfortunately phpbb works with "post subjects" and not "topic titles", we were using an extension that took care of zeroing the post subjects and always use the topic title instead. I agree that limiting extensions is something we want to do ( and something you want to do for a...
by matt3o
07 Jan 2019, 20:37
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

I think I found a problem as well: The spy doesn't display the original title of the thread but the title of the answer, e.g. "Re: DT Update Log and TODO". With Chyros' answer to the Alps Appretiation thread it only displays "Re:", probably because the rest was deleted manually? Is this the intende...
by webwit
07 Jan 2019, 19:43
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

One thing is still completely messed up: The subcategories have changed. Let's take a look eg pictures or the marketplace: https://deskthority.net/viewforum.php?f=11 Before the update all threads were listed and you could go on "For Sale" to just show these threads. Now you have to check every subc...
by Muirium
07 Jan 2019, 18:11
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

It’s live! Can’t look too harshly on that.

I disagree with a Samuel on the new look being more modern. It actually reminds me of 68kmla and so many phpbb forums of old. But I know this is early days.
by matt3o
07 Jan 2019, 17:28
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

The announced bloodbath was indeed bloody. Working on this till 8 this morning and I'm far from finished but it's good enough for an alpha release. My first attempt was a disaster, I tried to keep as much as possible the original extensions and structure, but I ended up with a dirty and buggy versio...
by matt3o
06 Jan 2019, 09:02
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

regretfully I won't be able to apply the updates today. Tomorrow --Monday, 7-- the site will be closed for good part of the day for the nefarious system upgrade. If you want step by step updates I'll be on Discord . If you are interested the following is what will happen - close website - backup dat...
by Menuhin
31 Dec 2018, 16:00
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

I f(*&@ing did it! The forum spy for the latest version of phpbb is ready! Since I was at it I created a JSON API for it, so it should be super easy to connect to the forum news. I just need to work on the new style now. It will be very simple but I'll make it fancier with time. I'll try to recreat...
by Scarpia
31 Dec 2018, 13:23
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 384
Views: 9151

I f(*&@ing did it! The forum spy for the latest version of phpbb is ready! Since I was at it I created a JSON API for it, so it should be super easy to connect to the forum news. I just need to work on the new style now. It will be very simple but I'll make it fancier with time. I'll try to recreat...

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