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Finally upgraded the forums

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:40 pm
by Kidagakash85
Hi everybody! Long time, no see! I was offline for several months with health problems, but I am feeling better now, and it looks like there is a little bit of renewed interest in the forums, which is wonderful! I hope the community will keep going.

For many years, I put off upgrading the software the forums run on because I thought it would erase our custom settings (like the ranks, the Kida emoticons, and so on). But today when I went to add a new member, the admin panel was no longer working, so I figured I couldn't delay the inevitable any longer.

That said, I was really happy to see that it did actually keep most of our custom settings! The emoticons, ranks, and logo are all still there. The colors are slightly different, but I will work on changing them back when I get a chance. And the good news is that the board will be much more secure now!

As you're using the site, let me know if you encounter any problems or something that looks different than it should.

I am going to try allowing regular forum registration for the time being and see if we continue having that problem with the spam members on the new version. It may be that we can just let people register normally now, rather than having to use that special form and me adding the members manually.

Hope everyone is well! :hug:

Re: Finally upgraded the forums

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:06 pm
by Kidagakash85
Okay, the theme should be pretty much back to normal now. I also found a new spam countermeasure that I think will be effective in both blocking spam registrations and making sure that anyone gets through actually is an Atlantis fan (it's a Q&A that asks who the princess the board is named after is :P)

So, hopefully everything should be working well now and stay that way for awhile!