Forum Technical Issues

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Rvishwakarm
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Rvishwakarm » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:53 pm

how to change the layout to make it fullscreen & theme to complete grey? guess that was available in BRF, how to do it here?

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by sbajwa » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:04 pm

Why can't we post inline youtube videos?

Dileep
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Dileep » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:47 am

For all the requests and suggestions:

This forum runs on phpBB, with the default 'prosilver' theme. I think most people like the theme (that is why it is default). If any change needed, please do the following:

1. Identify a phpBB theme that you like. Simply asking for this red that blue isn't going to work. Run a dry run test or demo of the theme somewhere, so that people can see it.
2. Run a poll here, with a link to the dry run/demo. Get a resolution.
3. Give us a link to the theme package. We will install the same.

If you want to make a logo, by all means do. It is 149 X 52 pixels GIF with transparent background. We can use it if everyone likes it.

Youtube embedding will be done soon. If you really know how to do it, let us know and we can do it faster. Otherwise, we will have to wait at least till 14th, since I will be very busy till then. Shravan may be able to help if he is available, but I believe he is more busy than me. Obviously, we can't let others background access to the server, so it is either of us who will have to do the actual installation.

Any other features, please find the phpBB extension, do a test, verify and then post here with the information.

We are NOT planning to do any arbitrary customization, unless someone want to do it themselves and only require help installing the extension/mod.

We will only address 'problems and issues' that causes major inconveniences for the useful purpose of the forum. We don't 'serve'. we 'share'

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by arshyam » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:47 am

sbajwa wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:04 pm
Why can't we post inline youtube videos?
Dileep wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:08 am
1. SSL Certificate will be done ASAP.
2. YT embedding may take a bit of time. Need to install the extension.
3. Twitter need to check. If a standard phpbb extension package is available, we can do it.

kancha

Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by kancha » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:40 am

Call it a BRF Hangover or whatever, but in BRF, a page used to get turned over after 40 posts while here on BGF it is happening every 20 posts. While there is nothing wrong in it, however, it does lead to a large number of pages getting created on threads very rapidly, esp on fast moving threads.
I wonder if something can be done about this!

Dileep
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Dileep » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:47 pm

Youtube embedding enabled. Here is Jimikki Kammal.


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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Dileep » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:16 pm

Aaand... Quick Reply box has arrived.

If there are any desirable mods that could be done from the ACP, please let me know.

Neela
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Neela » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:29 pm

Saar
Please to add this theme
My eyes need high contrast themes. And this is more subtle ( in more ways than one )


Image

vimal
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by vimal » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:25 pm

The theme is the same as BRF, i lose track of which forum i'm on

patni
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by patni » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:59 am

Request that member ip be logged with memberlist. This will help mods n owner in filtering based on geography if needed. Phpbb has a mod for this. https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... #p13209165.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by jamwal » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:43 am

Bad idea for a lot of reasons.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by patni » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:56 am

It will be for mod only! It will simply add ip used at time of registration to the other details. It is already possible to check ip from http access log but involves tidious time matching etc. This will be good information to have for mods from security point of view.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by AmoghaVarsha » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:09 am

Can we have the site on tapatalk saar?

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Dileep » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:03 am

I installed the Tapatalk extension and enabled. Please test and let me know if it works.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by jamwal » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:09 am

Can we have defence discussions here or not ? If yes, should we wait for forum guidelines to be published ?

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Dileep » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:33 am

We sure can have defense discussions here, no problem. But, there are a few courtesy requirements:

1. Do not criticize BRF, any user or post thereof.
2. Credit appropriately if cross posting.
3. Do not spill over discussion here from BRF, or vice versa.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by fanne » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:30 pm

We may or may not know the reason for BRF shutdown. What is in here that will avoid that fate?

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by V J » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:39 pm

If we can have more of these also pls: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styles/smilies-13

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by jamwal » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:50 pm

Dileep wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:33 am
We sure can have defense discussions here, no problem. But, there are a few courtesy requirements:

1. Do not criticize BRF, any user or post thereof.
2. Credit appropriately if cross posting.
3. Do not spill over discussion here from BRF, or vice versa.
Thanks. Can you please create a separate section for defence topics ?

shiv
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by shiv » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:31 pm

fanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:30 pm
We may or may not know the reason for BRF shutdown. What is in here that will avoid that fate?
I do not claim to have insider knowledge and I rarely visited GDF but folks like me were whining a lot about lack of moderation in the military thread and I think the reason was admin overload from GDF. Ultimately - despite its popularity GDF on BRF was only an add-on to the mil/strat/eco parts - but which went crazy popular.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Dileep » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:39 pm

fanne wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:30 pm
We may or may not know the reason for BRF shutdown. What is in here that will avoid that fate?
I am.

Dileep
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Dileep » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:40 pm

jamwal wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Dileep wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:33 am
We sure can have defense discussions here, no problem. But, there are a few courtesy requirements:

1. Do not criticize BRF, any user or post thereof.
2. Credit appropriately if cross posting.
3. Do not spill over discussion here from BRF, or vice versa.
Thanks. Can you please create a separate section for defence topics ?
I am waiting for KJo to make a structure.

fanne
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by fanne » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:13 pm

I agree with shiv ji. I see some people now responding who looks Ks like are in active ‘service’. Their condition could be to do away with political postings lest their service gets entangled with that.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by EswarPrakash » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:50 am

Dileep wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:47 pm
Youtube embedding enabled. Here is Jimikki Kammal.

Dileep maashe, this is still not working. I am using Chrome with no blocker of any kind. The embedded video section comes up blank.

Edit: I have to allow Chrome to "Load scripts from unsafe sites" option and I get a nice red "Not Secure" flag on the address bar. Looks like the embed code uses HTTP whereas the site uses HTTPS

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Nayak » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:13 am

Downloaded and installed tapatalk. Works nicely.

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