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by R. U. Serious
Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: New CAPTCHA
Replies: 420
Views: 239028

Re: New CAPTCHA

Of course, remember, if you have a board with lots of spam registrations, you could just require admin activation on your board. We're actually at the point where we have adapted admin-activation, so that we have an additional open-ended and site-specific question that requires users to write a few...
by R. U. Serious
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: AJAX support?
Replies: 53
Views: 32687

Re: AJAX support?

Ajax does not rely on XML, it relies (by the definition of some) on the XmlHTTPRequest Object, which can be used to make http requests and handle the response - and both request and response can be any way you like, XML or not. One Reason it is in the "name" is that AJAX is, I'll saying it again, a ...
by R. U. Serious
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: AJAX support?
Replies: 53
Views: 32687

Re: AJAX support?

DHTML and AJAX are both marketing terms, they are not standardized so it's futile to discuss the differences. Before the term AJAX was coined the exact same things were going under the label DHTML for years. And people that never liked those Marketing terms were "just" calling all that Javascript an...
by R. U. Serious
Thu May 26, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: If you move a topic to another forum.... Linkage
Replies: 12
Views: 8219

Re: If you move a topic to another forum.... Linkage

Thanks, Graham, for answering that. I was wondering the same thing for a long time now (but too lazy to look at the code). IMHO it's unnecessary, the cases, where somebody even uses differenty styles and cares how the global annoucements will look will be pretty rare. I certainly don't care, hence w...
by R. U. Serious
Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: New Karma System (Theory)
Replies: 168
Views: 161459

Re: New Karma System (Theory)

I think we will have to agree to disagree. Just to illustrate my POV: But I'd like to argue that the "vague" notion of what "karma" is, is actually a good thing. First, let's address a question. Is it fair to assume that the theme of a (sub)forum is unique? I think for the majority of forums this as...
by R. U. Serious
Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: New Karma System (Theory)
Replies: 168
Views: 161459

Re: New Karma System (Theory)

In a Karma System what exactly should be rated: - The like/dislike of a user? (personality-based?) - The agreements/disagreement-factor? (meaning of the content of his posts) - The quality of the discussion that his posts create? There is no clear cut answer for this. On support forums it probably s...
by R. U. Serious
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?
Replies: 15
Views: 9472

Re: Browser popup on new PM => JavaScript Alternative?

why not have a JS alert/confirm dialogue? IIRC this is a styling issue and can be changed in the template. However I find thos JS confirmation boxes very annoying, because they get in the way. A popup is a "decent" remiinder - I can ignore it, do what I wanted to do, and then go back to it at any l...
by R. U. Serious
Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Security proposal - dealing with SQL injection exploits
Replies: 7
Views: 5876

Re: Security proposal - dealing with SQL injection exploits

I don't think phpBB is ready for a Hibernate approach The key feauture of hibernate is that it allows easy Persistence of Objects, it is successful because Persistence in Relational Databases from OO can be a real pain. phpBB is not "ready" for the Hibernate Approach, because it is not and does not...
by R. U. Serious
Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Security proposal - dealing with SQL injection exploits
Replies: 7
Views: 5876

Re: Security proposal - dealing with SQL injection exploits

Hi blobber, If you take a look at some of the source files, you'll notice that most SQL queries follow a certain scheme, basically most queries seem to be static - often, it's only a few variables that actually change a queries' behaviour, [...] So basically you're reinventing (sort of) prepared sta...
by R. U. Serious
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Security proposal - dealing with SQL injection exploits
Replies: 7
Views: 5876

Re: Security proposal - dealing with SQL injection exploits

however we'd like to extend the baseclass in a manner to allow SQL statement verfication and -validation. To do this, you are basically reinventing a secon language that needs to have almost the same flexibility as SQL. You are adding another layer if complexity (which always brings with it more po...