Forum Technical Issues

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Dileep
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Dileep » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:29 am

Shravan, you need to add the url www.bharatganrajya.com also to the certificate. Right now only bharatganrajya.com is there in the certificate. That is what the error message tells me.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by arshyam » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:42 am

I get the same error as tanaji - bad certificate error for www.bharatganrajya.com. It works only if I drop the www. part

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by anishns » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:01 am

Question to the webmasters:

Is this new domain submitted for indexing on search engines such as google, bing, yahoo etc?
if we want to avoid random folks such as SJW's etc landing up here through some search link, better not to index it at all.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by manju » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:23 am

Yesterday, when I try to register it said the username is already in use (along with my email.

Today I was able to login with same credentials as on BRF and it let me in.. wth!!?? ANyway, happy to be in but...posting here so the technical guys note this for any future trouble shooting..

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by AdityaM » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:25 am

Is there a statistic on which locations are readers visiting from.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Javee » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:55 am

manju wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:23 am
Yesterday, when I try to register it said the username is already in use (along with my email.

Today I was able to login with same credentials as on BRF and it let me in.. wth!!?? ANyway, happy to be in but...posting here so the technical guys note this for any future trouble shooting..
Is there really a bug or still some ghost members are visiting? If I were you, I will delete the account and recreate with a different email.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by putnanja » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:57 am

Are the user emails/passwords stored in encrypted/salted+encrypted format by default, and data secure? I don't think anyone stores it in plain text anymore, but just wanted to make sure, given the hacking attempts that happen, especially if perceived to be a RW forum.

Dileep
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Dileep » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:37 am

We use whatever phpBB have. Nothing special is done. We do not intend to do anything extra as well.

If you could research the strength of security of phpBB and post here, you are welcome to do so. Many of us have academic interest in the subject.

It is always better to assume that the information used at a web forum can be easily compromised. Hey!! Bank and credit card information gets compromised in this world. So, the advice is to use a separate e-mail and password for the forum.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Yagnasri » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:44 am

Please let me know how to change my password. I am unable to change that.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Karthik » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:48 am

Can't I change my name just like in BRF and only a mod can do that?

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Singha » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:56 am

yes i think only a mod can change names or maybe they cant. i can try it out if you let me know what name you want.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Karthik » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:38 am

Singha wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:56 am
yes i think only a mod can change names or maybe they cant. i can try it out if you let me know what name you want.
"Karthik" please.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Singha » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:59 am

done

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Karthik » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:00 am

Thanks Singha ji.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by jamwal » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:48 am

If threads are being blocked here too then what is the point of starting a new forum ?

Couldn't manage BRF and now screwing this place too ?

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Schmidt » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:15 pm

US cases on cyber libel in message boards and forums

http://www.dba-oracle.com/internet_cybe ... forums.htm

By attempting to exercise such editorial control over the content of its bulletin boards, (even though such attempts were by no means comprehensive or covering all messages posted to bulletin boards), the court held that Prodigy was subject to liability as a publisher, rather than a distributor.

Does this imply that less or no moderation is a better option and defense against any possible libel claims ( the forum is a distributor and not a publisher )

Anyway these are US cases , need to check Indian laws as well

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Schmidt » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:20 pm

One more aspect - that of forum mods and owners themselves getting involved in the mudslinging would be open to libel action

https://www.socalinternetlawyer.com/def ... et-forums/

Same example, but let’s tweak it a bit. In this scenario, the moderator reads the thread with the defamatory comments. He refers the issue to the owner of the forum, the inevitable “Bob Smith.” Bob is politically active and jumps into the fight. Before you know it, Bob is slinging mud. At this point, the forum is no longer a passive platform. The owner is actively engaging in the argument. A court is likely to rule the Section 230 protections are no longer in place, which means the forum will be a defendant in the libel lawsuit.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by jamwal » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:45 pm

A good option in this case for moderator to make a bura account and post using that.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Indrad » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:18 pm

Do we have a lawyer with us? We need some one to tell us when are we crossing the border line, cyber crime is tricky issue.
We fear to discuss some thing here which is being blown on twitter & FB , how is that possible? Do blogging/forum sites have diff rules on them than SM ?

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Gus » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:48 pm

the difference is - you can only go after individuals in the case of FB, Twitter etc. The platform owners are well protected individually and can take whatever even a govt entity can throw at them.

here, the platform owners (forum admins, mods) have no protection and can be harassed.

AdityaM
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by AdityaM » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:00 pm

How to embed YouTube video in posts

Also is it possible to embed a twitter tweet?

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by V J » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:52 pm

AdityaM wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:00 pm
How to embed YouTube video in posts

Also is it possible to embed a twitter tweet?
http://bharatganrajya.com/viewtopic.php?p=525#p525

vimal
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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by vimal » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:43 am

For those worried about password etc, phpBB provides adequate level of security.

https://www.phpbb.com/about/features/#passhash

We should probably move such things to an FAQ page or thread.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by abhijit » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:30 am

need to have quick post editor at the bottom of each page. Very handy instead of opening full editor.

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Re: Forum Technical Issues

Post by Indrad » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:13 pm

can't we have a Bharat ka naksha in saffron or in tricolour rather than in dark on top?

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