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by stevemaury
Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: Prune users and posts by IP
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Re: Prune users and posts by IP

The danger of that feature is that it assumes both that every user has a unique IP and two users with different IPs are different users. Generally, neither is true. Users with the same ISP using DHCP will often have the same IP, as will users on a common network, like a company or a university. Sinc...
by stevemaury
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1
Replies: 98
Views: 35954

Re: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1

Q&A doesn't have to be the default. Make nothing the default and tell users after installation there is no captcha and recommend q& a. Like we do with removing /install.
by stevemaury
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1
Replies: 98
Views: 35954

[RFC] stop distributing worthless CAPTCHAS in 3.1

It is beyond argument that all the Spambot countermeasures currently included in 3.0.x, and apparently intended to be continued in 3.1, are worthless except for Q&A. Why do we want to keep including these broken CAPTCHAS and thus give users a false sense of security while they are innundated with sp...
by stevemaury
Wed May 02, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default
Replies: 43
Views: 21662

Re: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default

I think the way to handle question difficulty is to give a couple of examples, making it clear that the examples should not actually be used. Like this: BAD What is 2 + 2 What color is the sky? Who is President of the USA? _________________________________- GOOD Q: Type the (first, last, middle) thr...
by stevemaury
Tue May 01, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default
Replies: 43
Views: 21662

Re: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default

A default set of questions is no good, as no matter how many you have, they can be broken by anyone with access to the phpBB installation files, which is everyone. Admittedly making an installation requirement of configuring Q&A would make the process longer and perhaps more difficult. Perhaps an ov...
by stevemaury
Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Deleting multiple users
Replies: 7
Views: 5829

Re: Deleting multiple users

What he means is we need a simple interface that allows us to delete users, their posts, and block them. We don't need to spend half our lives doing this. Nor do we need to take a college course in how to install these ridiculously complicated scripts. Why these features aren't included as a time s...
by stevemaury
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC|Accepted] Cleaning up the ACP UI
Replies: 36
Views: 34404

[RFC|Accepted] Cleaning up the ACP UI

Cleaning up the ACP UI (For those of you who want this in a nice easy-to-follow outline form, download the attached zipped .rtf file) I. General tab 1. Quick access A. Spiders/bots This is not something to which frequent access is needed. Suggestion – Move to Users and groups tab under Users. B. Mod...
by stevemaury
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: QR in current SVN
Replies: 20
Views: 15022

Re: QR in current SVN

Your electrical supply analogy is flawed. The better analogy to the way QR is enabled would be that your mains are on, but all the circuit breakers are off. Unless one has access to the service panel, the power is disabled.
by stevemaury
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: EMERGENCY HELP. ADMIN PERMS GONE!
Replies: 8
Views: 5021

Re: EMERGENCY HELP. ADMIN PERMS GONE!

Please PM me with the completed Support Request Template so I can paste it in your topic. Until then, closed.
by stevemaury
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: phpBB 3.0.x Support
Topic: members
Replies: 8
Views: 5543

Re: members

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UPDATE phpbb_users SET `user_type` = 0 WHERE `user_type` = 1;