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This article on the phpBB official FAQ describes how to edit the styles for the site.


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The image alt attribute is used to describe an image when the image cannot be rendered. It is also used by 'screen reader' software where the content of the website is read out aloud, usually for users who's sighting is impaired. So the alt attribute should be descriptive of the actual image: e.g: <img src="sunset.jpg" alt="photo of a sunset over the ...


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The bots are probably harmless. But I like to think that I'm starring in a Tom Clancy novel and it's a sleeper cell waiting to unleash a tidal wave of spam that could ultimately compromise national security. So I recommend deleting them on a routine basis. ;) When a user signs up, determine what country they're from. I find that MaxMind's GeoIP web service ...


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I have found this mod for phpbb: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=72381&sid=971f4e6c781831f545705d8b46db09fa&start=165#p3136484, but it only works for phpbb 2, not phpbb 3. You could upgrade it though. This feature is also included in lots of other forum software, such as bbpress and vBulletin, and fluxbb looks like they will ...


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You won't be able to achieve it straight out of the box. However, there used to be some modifications that try to address exactly the situation you have: Self Auth MOD The Wizard's Self Auth Mod Topics Only Visible to OP 0.8.1 The problem is most of them are a bit outdated (abandoned by the original developer), so you can't be sure they will work ...


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You could append the user's ID or username as a part of a query string on the download link in your forum software's templates and periodically grep your webserver logs for requests on the download script and store username/file correlations -or- you could modify the download script to log to a file or update a database once a file is downloaded (if you take ...


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a silly thought did the trick. what i did was just renamed the files which i felt were used frequently and commonly and now there is not even one spammer in the past 15 days. hehe. oh pity my mind... i have been thinking of other alternatives like keycaptcha and others... anyway this is temporary i think if the hacker knows what changes i made or if he ...


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There are some Annoucnment mods you can add. If you use the Global post setting that will display your message on each forum topics page too.


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STEP 1. Check your host can send SMTP mail over SSL To send emails using ZOHO your web host must have enabled SASLv2 and STARTTLS installed, you may need to contact your web server host to double check. STEP 2. Enabling POP3 You need to enable POP access of the Zoho Mail account, to start accessing the account in other POP clients. You can enable POP ...


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I would be tempted to email anyone who has signed up and not posted to ask them if they are having trouble - good customer service! - and if their email addresses bounce, or they respond with junk then delete their accounts. I +1 mikey_w because on a reasonable size discussion forum (1,000+ posts a day) I have worked with, I do indeed find that spam bots ...


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Yes. You must allow the sending group permission to mass PM and you must allow the receiving group (registered users for all users) to receive mass PMs in Manage groups. From this post in PHPBB3 forum Another option is to export all their email addresses and send out a newsletter to all of them letting them know of the upcoming updates and possible ...


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The bad behavior site does not say that it is "deprecated", rather it says that it is "legacy". It appears to say that because version 2 of the product is ported to PHPBB but not version 3. But then when I click to see details it shows that version 3 has been ported as well. After following a couple links, I find that it is available from the current ...


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I think this mod can help you, maybe with some additionnal modifications http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/topic_evaluation/ Source of information : http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=2132826


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I have this on some of my sites, whilst not a perfect solution I used MaxMInd GeoIP to block countires in Eastern Europe & China. This reduced the number of bad signups by over 90% for me. GeoIPEnable On GeoIPDBFile /path/to/GeoIP.dat SetEnvIf GEOIP_COUNTRY_CODE CN BlockCountry SetEnvIf GEOIP_COUNTRY_CODE RU BlockCountry # ... place more countries ...


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My guess would be that they're crawlers which haven't received a particular order to sign up for your site, just sites in general. I can't imagine why they would sign up and then never post anything; perhaps your post button/form is oddly set up so that they can't use it? If you want to prevent them from registering (the ones which get past the captcha), you ...


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From the phpBB documentation if you move the directory in which it is installed you may need to change the SCRIPT PATH as defined in the configuration file. It looks like you will only need to do this if you also have the FORCE SERVER URL SETTINGS option set, otherwise phpBB adapts to whatever directory you have it in. Your redirect code looks correct. As ...


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Another method is to setup attachments to only br downloaded by members ACP, Permissions tab, Groups forum permissions, Guests group, all forums, Advanced permissions, Content tab, Can download files, No. https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=1963695


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You could move your forum to a sub folded or sub-domain. With this method you'll be able to place your main message on your home page. Along with the ability to create any other pages needed. Another method is to add a static message into the header of the login page and use the built in functions of phpBB to display the message only to users who are not ...


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Please post the code which causes this error (line 226). To try a shot in the dark you can check the cURL settings See: Plugin Config in the JFusion Documentation Wiki. It is also possible that you can not access the database or the database settings are incorrect. See this screenshot about the database configuration in the JFusion Documentation Wiki.


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Here is a link to a PDF (PHPBB3 admin guide especially from page 9 to 11) it will help you create group permissions for a specific "sub-forum" (for phpBB3 as written in the link name). But if you're free to use any platform I recommend using Moodle Course Management System instead of PHP-BB in your case . It's a pretty powerful tool for...well online course ...


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If you go to Administration Panel > General > User registration settings > Allow e-mail address re-use and set that to no, users wont be able to register using the email address of another member. So, if you ban someone, there email address can't be used again. Likewise, you can set that to yes if you want people to be able to reuse email addresses. ...


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This thread should help you, it is one of many converters you can find by doing a quick google. I think this was the one I used when I moved a small phpBB install to SMF.


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The first thing to do is make sure your version is up to date, you can check this in the ACP. If it is up to date then there are a wealth of anti-spam mods you could install, find which one is the best for you. Finally something I did (but the setup took some time to get right) was to run my site via CloudFlare which managed to stop a lot of spammy page ...


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There is a troll mod that will make that will delay loading times and throwing random errors just for that user that will hopefully make them go away.


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http://www.robotstxt.org/ - Google will request the robots.txt file before trying to index any page within your site. And make sure you don't have a bit like "meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow"" else Google will ignore your page. Google will index subdomains if you link to them from your main domain, but if your site is new, it will take time ...


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Out of the box this is not possible, nor can I find any plugins that would give you this functionality. The files do get saved on the filesystem sort of - if you view the files in /files these are the files attached to posts but without any meta data (this is what the database supplies) the link is the physical_filename column in the _attachments table.


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I know that vanilla forums isn't on your list of forums that you are considering, though you should try it. It has almost all of the features you need, including voting (enabled by this plugin). The only feature that I'm not sure if they support is msn sign-in, though they support open-id (yahoo supports open-id), facebook, and google sign-in. I haven't ...



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