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by RyanVM
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ridiculous Amount of SPAM Lately
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Ridiculous Amount of SPAM Lately

:spam:
by RyanVM
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSFN Is going to be closed on 12 August
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: MSFN Is going to be closed on 12 August

Thanks everyone for the support. When I started this forum way back in the day, I never would have guessed that this site would still be going all these years later. I'm really happy to see that you all find so much value in it and it really makes me happy to see people willing to help keep it runni...
by RyanVM
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSFN Is going to be closed on 12 August
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: MSFN Is going to be closed on 12 August

mooms wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Ryan, I'm checking new posts here almost daily, I can help fighting the spam if you make me mod.
Sold! Welcome to the moderator team :)
by RyanVM
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MSFN Is going to be closed on 12 August
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: MSFN Is going to be closed on 12 August

Well that sucks. Times they are a changin' :( In case anybody's wondering about the status of this site in light of XPer's news, here's a blunt assessment of things. It generates literally no money, but it also basically costs nothing besides time to keep running. I use my hosting for other things a...
by RyanVM
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ridiculous Amount of SPAM Lately
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Ridiculous Amount of SPAM Lately

hrm, the change appears to have done something as we've definitely seen *some* new posts waiting on moderator approval since that change went into effect.
by RyanVM
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ridiculous Amount of SPAM Lately
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Ridiculous Amount of SPAM Lately

OK, I think I now have it set that newly registered users will need their first 3 posts approved by a moderator. Fingers crossed.
by RyanVM
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ridiculous Amount of SPAM Lately
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Ridiculous Amount of SPAM Lately

My phpbb3-fu is weak. I'm not seeing that option in the ACP anywhere :(
by RyanVM
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ridiculous Amount of SPAM Lately
Replies: 64
Views: 3150

Re: Ridiculous Amount of SPAM Lately

I was really hoping that moving to phpbb3 + recaptcha2 would be enough to avoid what I was doing prior to upgrading - that is, requiring admin activation of all new accounts. Sadly, that doesn't seem to be working out like I'd hoped. Also annoying is that I haven't found the option to have the board...
by RyanVM
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The BIGFOOT/Firefox connection!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 6455

Re: The BIGFOOT/Firefox connection!!!

<snip> Thanks, nothing horribly obvious stands out there. I've been talking to one of the engineers who focuses on perf and responsiveness and they'd be willing to look at a profile if you're willing to collect one when Firefox is being sluggish/laggy. If you're willing to do so, grab the Gecko Pro...
by RyanVM
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The BIGFOOT/Firefox connection!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 6455

Re: The BIGFOOT/Firefox connection!!!

Ok, This Force-enable was NOT present in my DEV-version ... I did add it, just to make sure I copy pasted correct ... I added "browser.tabs.remote.force-enable" then set it to "True". It is NOW present and I can't say I see an improvement, cant say I DON'T see one either. Is there a way to check. M...
by RyanVM
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The BIGFOOT/Firefox connection!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 6455

Re: The BIGFOOT/Firefox connection!!!

mooms wrote:
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:25 pm
@GH0st:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/nightly/all/
Nightly 53 won't run on XP, FYI.
by RyanVM
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The BIGFOOT/Firefox connection!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 6455

Re: The BIGFOOT/Firefox connection!!!

Thanks for the update. If you're interested in providing more feedback on Firefox 52 before it goes to ESR (and the bar becomes much higher for fixing anything other than security or stability issues), you can try out a current DevEdition build which is currently tracking 52. Otherwise, it'll go to ...
by RyanVM
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent site security upgrade
Replies: 43
Views: 7456

Re: Recent site security upgrade

I've installed two new themes that are compatible with 3.2.0 (not a lot to choose from, so they'll have to do for now) - Cynthia and Lucid Lime. I've set Lucid Lime as the new board default for now.
by RyanVM
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent site security upgrade
Replies: 43
Views: 7456

Re: Recent site security upgrade

I just updated to phpBB 3.2.0 and naturally it broke the theme we were using (well, it was somewhat-usable but broken enough to be annoying). I've reverted back to the default style for now, but I can assure you that I'll try to get something less fugly installed as soon as possible.
by RyanVM
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The BIGFOOT/Firefox connection!!!
Replies: 48
Views: 6455

Re: The BIGFOOT/Firefox connection!!!

If you don't already have Electrolysis enabled (multi-process), you can try forcing that on too, which may help for responsiveness. Mozilla is doing a staged roll-out of it, so not all users are getting it enabled by default yet. If you want to try it out, you can go to about:config and set browser....
by RyanVM
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Windows XP Professional
Topic: AV & Browser for XP SP4
Replies: 27
Views: 4528

Re: AV & Browser for XP SP4

FWIW, Mozilla's dropping support for XP in Firefox 53 (and moving XP users over to ESR52 for the next year). But at this point, Firefox is the only game in town for a modern web browser that supports XP and still gets security updates.
by RyanVM
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent site security upgrade
Replies: 43
Views: 7456

Re: Recent site security upgrade

=[FEAR]=JIGSAW wrote:Works, but don't like the theme ... would like something darker :p
Happy to add more theme options if you've got suggestions.
by RyanVM
Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent site security upgrade
Replies: 43
Views: 7456

Re: Recent site security upgrade

Yeah, I picked the Digi theme specifically because it was the closest out-of-the-box theme I could find that resembled the old one. I thought I had it properly set as the default one, though. Guess not :( TBH, I don't have the time to try to build a theme that matches the old one more closely. If so...
by RyanVM
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent site security upgrade
Replies: 43
Views: 7456

Re: Recent site security upgrade

I decided to go even more fancy pants and do the long-awaited phpBB3 upgrade too :D. Obviously there's some work to do still, but everything should at least be ported over now!
by RyanVM
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent site security upgrade
Replies: 43
Views: 7456

Noticing a couple things since this update. First, the pages never stop loading--need to stop loading the page in order to refresh it (unless you use F5). And secondly, the number of "guest" visitors is consistently about half of what we usually get. We used to have between 15 and 35 guests at any ...
by RyanVM
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent site security upgrade
Replies: 43
Views: 7456

Looks like my CSP policies broke the editor controls (yay inline scripts). I'll work on tweaking them soonish.
by RyanVM
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent site security upgrade
Replies: 43
Views: 7456

Recent site security upgrade

I recently enabled HTTPS support for this site, thanks to LetsEncrypt. From all the testing I've done, everything should Just Work at this point, but feel free to comment here if you run into anything odd.
by RyanVM
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oh look, I've been a member here for 10 years
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

8)
by RyanVM
Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My account still works
Replies: 9
Views: 2158

So does mine! :mrgreen:
by RyanVM
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative to MS office
Replies: 11
Views: 3164

I use LibreOffice. I find it overly-complicated for some things vs. Word (like section handling, ugh, what a mess), but overall it works well enough for the little I need it.
by RyanVM
Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7-Zip Releases
Replies: 46
Views: 12063

lol, meanwhile, I only just recently updated the version of 7-Zip we ship in the MozillaBuild package to 9.20 from version 4.42 8)
by RyanVM
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RyanVM Account Delete
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Done.
by RyanVM
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kels addons
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Happy to get you on a subdomain here if needed.
by RyanVM
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holy Crap: AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8 GB
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

Does it come with a mini nuclear reactor to power it? :)
by RyanVM
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daylight savings time
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Yeah, about that....
by RyanVM
Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 7-Zip Releases
Replies: 46
Views: 12063

Holy cow, I didn't realize that 7-zip was even being actively developed anymore.
by RyanVM
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: It gets worse... (Where'd the subforums go?)
Replies: 20
Views: 7462

Restored as visible only to registered users. Thanks everyone.
by RyanVM
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: It gets worse... (Where'd the subforums go?)
Replies: 20
Views: 7462

bphlpt nailed it on the head - incredibly vague all-around (one URL that's "just one example") and very limited space to "make a strong case". But whatever, I've been notified that my appeal was accepted, so yay :) Assuming this was a stupid bot, maybe the answer is making these subforums available ...
by RyanVM
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: It gets worse... (Where'd the subforums go?)
Replies: 20
Views: 7462

@ricktendo64 and Outbreaker - Good point, thanks.
by RyanVM
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: It gets worse... (Where'd the subforums go?)
Replies: 20
Views: 7462

Right now I'm awaiting an appeal. If approved, we'll see what options we have going forward.
by RyanVM
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: It gets worse... (Where'd the subforums go?)
Replies: 20
Views: 7462

Switchless Installer Releases is also hidden pending cleanup.
by RyanVM
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: It gets worse... (Where'd the subforums go?)
Replies: 20
Views: 7462

Also, I'm going to have to clamp down on all direct links to copywritten software from these forums. Discussion about how to make the installers is fine and I don't care one bit if you want to link to your site from here, but I can't have direct links to the compiled installers. Sorry :(
by RyanVM
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Switchless Installer Discussion
Topic: It gets worse... (Where'd the subforums go?)
Replies: 20
Views: 7462

It gets worse... (Where'd the subforums go?)

Due to various links that were deemed "infringing" in the "ELiTE's Apps" forum, Google pulled Adsense from my site. As most of you know, while the Adsense revenue generated by this site is fairly small, it is what pays the hosting bills. So I've removed ELiTE's Apps from the site and am now appealin...
by RyanVM
Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Update Pack Discussion
Topic: nLite 1.4.9.3
Replies: 9
Views: 4828

Wait, what?
by RyanVM
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative skin for the RyanVM forum
Replies: 11
Views: 4677

Hey, I *could* make the Red Wings theme the default again :mrgreen:
by RyanVM
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative skin for the RyanVM forum
Replies: 11
Views: 4677

Neato. Does phpBB3 make it easier to use custom skins?

/me really should get around to doing that at some point...
by RyanVM
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinion Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 2492

That said, my general take is that people are expected to act like mature adults here and display a basic level of civility towards each other. Beyond that, I (and I hope the other mods as well) have better things to worry about than people using curse words.
by RyanVM
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinion Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 2492

Outbreaker wrote:Image
by RyanVM
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re:Dreamhost
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re:Dreamhost

grey sea wrote:I just need a remote unix shell, a single subdomain and 1gb ftp webspace, does Dreamhost do that? :)
Yep. You can setup accounts with SSH access and subdomains and storage space are unlimited.
by RyanVM
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Lag !
Replies: 9
Views: 2113

Funny enough, Dreamhost hasn't actually responded to my support ticket yet. Oh well, I guess :)
by RyanVM
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microsoft to roll out Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Replies: 8
Views: 1903

My previous employer used vanilla Win7 on all their new installs.
by RyanVM
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Whaz UP] Hey! What's Up? Where Ya Been?
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

My host moved me to a new SQL server, so that was presumably what you were seeing.
by RyanVM
Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas 2013 / Happy New Year 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 8156

Happy Holidays indeed. Been one heck of a year.
by RyanVM
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tidying up a bit
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Tidying up a bit

I recently did some cleanup around here to hopefully make the primary content more easy to find. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to drop them here.
by RyanVM
Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Gotta Know] Why No Windows 8??
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

There, I added it and cleaned-up/rearranged the forums a bit to better emphasize how this site is primarily being used these days.