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wingkong
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:12 am    Post subject: Wing Kong Exchange is Moving Reply with quote

Hi guys,

After failing to reach a good deal with my webhosting service at startlogic, I have decided to change hosting providers and will be moving the entire site over to Fatcow in the next few days.

In the meantime, I'm trying to figure out a way to export this phpBB over to the new site, but it looks like I need to upgrade it to phpBB3 first...

Anyone who would be willing to assist with this endeavor would be greatly appreciated, otherwise the new site's Forums will be as empty as the Hell of Honest Politicians.

Thanks

-Josh


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Ninjahero
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a computer retard Josh, I have no idea what needs to be done to help switch things over.


Is this something that anyone can help with or are you specifically looking for people who understand PHP in some way?
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wingkong
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ninjahero wrote:
I am a computer retard Josh, I have no idea what needs to be done to help switch things over.

Is this something that anyone can help with or are you specifically looking for people who understand PHP in some way?


Heh, I guess anyone who's done this sort of thing before or is comfortable with mySQL servers and backend stuff.

-Josh
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Denton
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would help if I could but I have no idea either.
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Ninjahero
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wingkong wrote:


Heh, I guess anyone who's done this sort of thing before or is comfortable with mySQL servers and backend stuff.

-Josh



Was that tech talk for "it's all in the reflexes?"

Sorry Josh, would love to help but I don't know anything about this stuff.
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wingkong
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The move is complete! I was able to successfully move the forum, though I'm still not done trying to get the board to phpBB3 and purge literally hundreds of thousands of SPAM accounts.

More soon...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the move. You were so smooth, I didn't even realize anything changed.



And did you say hundreds of thousands of spam accounts??

Wow. That's nuts.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Josh, again, I don't know tech stuff. But could you just delete every user who hasn't posted? Would that make your life easier?

By my count there are only 319 of us with actual posts on the site. That would severely reduce the numbers you have to work with.

Just a thought. If it's no help, feel free to ignore me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ninjahero wrote:
Hey Josh, again, I don't know tech stuff. But could you just delete every user who hasn't posted? Would that make your life easier?


I wish there was a "delete every non-posting member" button! Very Happy
As far as I can see, every member must be dealt with individually- and since spammers sign up a dozen a day or more, even taking out ten a day is going to be pointless.

(That doesn't mean there isn't a magic button- it may just be we haven't found it yet.) Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you shut down new members for now? Seems like we don't get many legit members around here very often.


Or heck, maybe purge us all and we can just re sign up. That might seem harsh but if it makes your lives easier.
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led burton
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazooka Goof wrote:
Ninjahero wrote:
Hey Josh, again, I don't know tech stuff. But could you just delete every user who hasn't posted? Would that make your life easier?


I wish there was a "delete every non-posting member" button! Very Happy
As far as I can see, every member must be dealt with individually- and since spammers sign up a dozen a day or more, even taking out ten a day is going to be pointless.

(That doesn't mean there isn't a magic button- it may just be we haven't found it yet.) Wink


So even if they were all cleared out, they'd be back to thousands in a year? Wow. I wonder why this board is so popular with the spammers.
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wingkong
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a purely automated thing. This phpBB doesn't have as much filtering security as most modern phpBBs.

When I finally have a free moment (been busy crazy these last few weeks) I'm going to try to update to phpBB3 and purge ALL accounts that haven't posted a message in the last 3 months.

-Josh
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck Josh. Let us know if there is anything that we can do to help.
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