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by /a3
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums
Replies: 71
Views: 61051

Re: Biggest competition threats to PHPBB forums

phpBB is a bulletin board, not a social network, Q&A site, bug tracker, CMS, blog, or a kitchen sink. Why couldn't this feature just be a MOD/plugin?
by /a3
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Multi-language Q&A CAPTCHA support
Replies: 3
Views: 2663

Re: Multi-language Q&A CAPTCHA support

Noxwizard wrote:The Q&A CAPTCHA already supports providing questions and answers for each language pack you have installed. What more are you wanting from it exactly?
Hmm, I haven't seen that yet (slightly embarrassing for me). I'll check it out now.
by /a3
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Multi-language Q&A CAPTCHA support
Replies: 3
Views: 2663

Multi-language Q&A CAPTCHA support

I know of a (non-phpBB) website that's battling spam, and don't use a question/answer-type CAPTCHA because it's not friendly for users of different languages. phpBB supports multiple languages, and it would be nice if the Q&A CAPTCHA was supported for different languages. I don't currently know what...
by /a3
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: Include license info in JS files
Replies: 2
Views: 2600

Re: Include license info in JS files

callumacrae wrote:-1. It isn't sent in the HTML or CSS, why send it in the JS?
HTML and CSS are non-functional and not really software. I guess the reason is the same as why license headers are included in phpBB core files (but not in phpBB style templates).
by /a3
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: Include license info in JS files
Replies: 2
Views: 2600

Include license info in JS files

Some scripts such as LibreJS can run JavaScript based on a license header included in each JS file . phpBB JS files are already GPL'd. Including this information in JS files used by phpBB would enable LibreJS users to run these files automatically. This webpage explains the exact details: https://ww...
by /a3
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: prosilver or problue?
Replies: 15
Views: 7519

Re: prosilver or problue?

And the name "proBlue" has already been used by another style.
by /a3
Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: "Official" integration with Akismet
Replies: 97
Views: 51560

Re: "Official" integration with Akismet

A forum permission sounds like the best option to me. It can be applied to the newly registered users group to take care of a limit based on post count and it could be disabled for specific forums. That sounds better to me. That could also reduce unnecessary calls to Akismet, depending on how the p...
by /a3
Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: "Official" integration with Akismet
Replies: 97
Views: 51560

Re: "Official" integration with Akismet

phpBB is open-source, free software. This means, it would be rather advertisement to include Akismet to the core, if user is required to pay for this service. Everything included in free software by default should be available for free, too Perhaps a different definition of free software ? Also, wh...
by /a3
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Google Chrome release cycle
Replies: 22
Views: 15568

Re: Google Chrome release cycle

<snip> When releases are deployed, the software automatically updates to the latest release in the background, without interrupting application use. Note: I know this may be a difficulty for phpBB since admin may need to initiate the upgrade instead of doing it automatically. -1 to auto-updates. Th...
by /a3
Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1
Replies: 98
Views: 48879

Re: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1

With regards to Q&A, it's possible to see if your question is on XRumer's list (XRumer is a popular forum spamming program). You can download the trial of their program from their website (I would suggest not running any executables though). I used a fake email address to download it. Last time I ch...