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Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views. It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if you would like to post something on RF Cafe's Facebook page, please do.

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 Post subject: Timeout setting or something?
Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:14 am 

Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:50 pm
Posts: 45
Location: South Florida

Often I log in to the site and see the icons for all the new messages I need to read but shortly there after, maybe after reading 1 or 2 posts, they disapear not appearing as new anymore. Is a setting maybe set too short? I'll look on my phpBBs to see if I can find a setting. Also have you renamed the cookies to show up as somthing like phpbb_RFcafe. If not anyone who leaves this setting default ("phpBB_" if I recall correctly) runs into a problem with other phpBBs that have been left at default. Keep up the great work Kirt. You provide a great service here.


 Post subject: BB settings
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:20 pm 
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Sorry for the delay in response. I have been out of town since last Thursday.

I have to admit that I have not put any effort into exploring the cookie issue or timeout settings. However, after reading your post, I went to the PHPBB website and read a little on it. All of the settings for the RF Cafe forums regarding cookies, timeouts, etc., were left at the default settings. The help recommends leaving them at default unless multiple forums are being hosted on the same domain.

One thing I did just do is change the cookie name from "phpbbsql" to "phpbb_rfcafe" so that maybe it has a more positive identification. When I look at the cookie that gets set on my own computer, it is listed as "rfcafe[n].txt", and has this opening text when viewing the cookie contents, "phpbb_rfcafe_data".

The timeout is at the default setting of 3600 seconds (1 hour). I do not know if that is what causes your unread post list to clear after a certain amount of time, but it does not seem like that should be the mechanism.

I'm open to suggestions if you know of a better way to configure the settings.

One thing that I should do is update the bulletin board to the latest configuration (from 2.0.5 to 2.0.8a), since that might help clear up some of the inconsistencies (like sign-in not always working the first time). I've been a little hesitant because things have been running fairly smoothly so far and I hate to give it an opportunity to screw up. The other thing is that applying the patch to permit voting in the polls without registration was a painful process, and will probably have to be re-lived after upgrading to the newer version. Maybe I'll try it out tonight. :smt119

Thanks for writing.

- Kirt B.

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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:07 am 

Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:50 pm
Posts: 45
Location: South Florida
Hey Kirt, Yeah it doesn't sound like its a setting on your end. As far as the cookies problem, if I used 2 phpBB's with default setting and logged in with the same username and password wierd things would happen. Anyway thanks for changing it we'll see if it helps. I have also been hesitant to upgrade as my phpBB's are all still on 2.0.6. I noticed it looked like you were upgrading last night. If it was sucessfull then everything looks like it's working well. I'll let you know if I see that problem again.

Thanks, keep up the good work.


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