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by AmigoJack
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Human Readable URLs
Replies: 132
Views: 197614

Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

callumacrae wrote:what SERPO is
Search Engine Ranking Position Optimization - a more precise description of what everybody formulates as SEO only. ;)
It's APAP (As precise as possible). :lol:
by AmigoJack
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Human Readable URLs
Replies: 132
Views: 197614

Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

new column in DB and few lines in viewtopic.php I think most coders think and act like that. But what about performance? Looking up a text means more stress to the DBMS than looking up an integer. Also those mod_rewrite solutions suffer from Apache eating more CPU cycles. I'd really like to see how...
by AmigoJack
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Human Readable URLs
Replies: 132
Views: 197614

Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs -- A Simple Proposal

call the search engine for those words "Humans" might enter URLs with literals as topic identification now and then, which might be filed under "okay". But what about crawlers? I smell a search flood there, not to speak of performance issues. It's a nice idea, but I discourage everyone from associa...
by AmigoJack
Fri May 25, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Remove abbreviations for usability purposes
Replies: 8
Views: 5423

Re: [RFC] Remove abbreviations for usability purposes

+1 for the idea, but -1 for the chosen approach. I.e. substituting the acronym " CAPTCHA " with the vague words " spambot countermeasures " will help those who lack the understanding, but it will unnecessarily complicate the act of finding the right spot for advanced users. Also the vB software alre...
by AmigoJack
Thu May 17, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Autoselect the textarea to write in
Replies: 34
Views: 44644

Re: Autoselect the textarea to write in

Pressing backspace to go back through pages? lolno, hi google! That's why I got used to ALT+LEFT (and ALT+RIGHT) decades ago, so I'm invincible to this auto-focus crap. ;) Why not having a new user setting? (Although I guess a lot of people will fall off as many are too lazy to browse through all o...
by AmigoJack
Thu May 10, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Auth Plugin Refactoring & User Integration
Replies: 52
Views: 102958

Re: [RFC|Replaced] Auth Plugin Refactoring & User Integratio

BUG: Changing Auth type breaks UCP change email or username (and as a result ticket PHPBB3-10870 ) comes with an additional aspect: if the user changes his username or e-mail-address he needs to type in his password. If a (current) non-DB auth plugin is used there is no chance that a user can do th...
by AmigoJack
Sat May 05, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC|Accepted] IP banning to use 'longest prefix matching'
Replies: 23
Views: 31498

Re: [RFC|Accepted] IP banning to use 'longest prefix matchin

bantu wrote:UNHEX
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varbinaries
-1 if not all DBMSes support UNHEX() or the VARBINARY type.
by AmigoJack
Wed May 02, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC|Accepted] IP banning to use 'longest prefix matching'
Replies: 23
Views: 31498

Re: [RFC|Accepted] IP banning to use 'longest prefix matchin

The problem is with PHP Why? Where is there any need to use an Integer in PHP? That's the most important advantage of my approach: the database query is always a string and only the database itself uses Integers. No PHP limitations, no beyond-32bit-requirements for the DBMS. Of course: if you want ...
by AmigoJack
Tue May 01, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC|Accepted] IP banning to use 'longest prefix matching'
Replies: 23
Views: 31498

Re: [RFC|Accepted] IP banning to use 'longest prefix matchin

They should be able to do both. At least boards being used in intranets only might have their reasons to ban ranges which can't be expressed in a subnet mask (or would then be forced to use multiple entries). Not to mention that I expect only a fraction of users to know/handle a CIDR notation.
by AmigoJack
Tue May 01, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC|Accepted] IP banning to use 'longest prefix matching'
Replies: 23
Views: 31498

Re: [RFC|Accepted] IP banning to use 'longest prefix matchin

I discourage storing CIDR notation - that'd be human readable, but comparing IPs would always end up in string operations for the DBMS. Why not implementing a logic where we operate with 4 blocks of 32bit? Advantages are that it can be done with any DBMS plus the most simple indices can be used, res...