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Postby Zap! » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:48 am

Sorry for the long, long absence folks. Although I've been busy, there is no excuse for me being away from the board for so long. The board has had a ton of spam lately, and I have trouble updating for the past year.

Well, now the board is finally up to date and all the mods are working correctly, including the Arcade (which I just got up). With the new update, it included some great spam counter-measures. I deleted all the spam posts and lots of users, although there are more users I'll be deleting shortly (hopefully they won't post anything until then). I have about 100 more to go, all one by one.

Well, let me know how you like the new look of the board, in addition to much improved speed. I will try my best to make sure it's a smooth ride from here, and hopefully we can get back some of our old posters as well!

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Postby Zap! » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:15 am

Well, I spoke too soon. I did something and no one was able to post, lol. Just fixed it, still some minor template bugs to sort out but everything is working correctly.

Oh yeah, a new smiley was also added for poor Tim Tebow being replaced by Peyton Manning. :tebowing:
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Postby Zap! » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:19 am

Spammers have all been deleted!

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Postby Zap! » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:08 pm

Users of the Last 24 Hours/Top Posters stats is now back up.
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Postby MaximumRD » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:21 pm

Yeah good to see! I LIKED your Facebook page (ROB DAVIAU) and linked this site/forums on my FACEBOOK Classic Gaming page as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/maximumrdclassic/
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Postby Zap! » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:56 pm

Thanks MaximumRd, I appreciate it!

Anyway, just when I thought we were bug-free, I found one more problem when I tried to send a Private Message. I (nor anyone else, I would guess) can't send any PM's, as it leads to an error. Although this isn't a huge deal, I'll work on getting it fixed and let everyone know when it's working.
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Postby Darryl B. » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:58 am

There's still at least three in there, as I got five copies of one e-mail, along with getting an error when I tried to reply to one, plus I got no e-mail notification of any of them or else I would have *tried* to respond quicker.
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Postby Zap! » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:02 am

Darryl B. wrote:There's still at least three in there, as I got five copies of one e-mail, along with getting an error when I tried to reply to one, plus I got no e-mail notification of any of them or else I would have *tried* to respond quicker.


Well, when I sent you the PM, it gave me an error, so I tried it like five times. However, the error is wrong, it sends regardless lol. I think I know how to fix that, I will try tomorrow.

As for e-mail notifications, I think I broke something when I sent out a mass e-mail (telling everyone the board is back). I may have flooded the board somehow, and apparently no one got it. I'll work on that too. But glad you're back (well, you were the only one who never left lol).

Edit: I think I found another very small bug. The < sign is after to all users locations. Hmm...
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Postby Zap! » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:20 pm

The PM error has now been fixed, so that's back to normal. The last major bug seems like e-mail notifications are still not working. Stay tuned.
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Postby megasdkirby » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:10 pm

It's been a long time! Good to see the site is still up and running! :)

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Postby Zap! » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:18 pm

Had to update the template, which made me have to re-install all the other mods again. Should be at close to normal now. :)
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Postby Zap! » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:25 am

Spam should be gone again for a while, folks. Damn spam-bots keep getting smarter, so new measures keep having to be implemented.
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Postby MaximumRD » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:58 am

Zap! wrote:Spam should be gone again for a while, folks. Damn spam-bots keep getting smarter, so new measures keep having to be implemented.


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Postby Zap! » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:39 am

MaximumRD wrote:
Zap! wrote:Spam should be gone again for a while, folks. Damn spam-bots keep getting smarter, so new measures keep having to be implemented.


Good job! :Dr_WillyDefeated:


I miss the times when forums had no spam other than a few bad users. The first time I went on forums was in 2001, on a car site. It's sad how smart these bots keep getting. One day, it may be impossible to keep them away.
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