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phpBB Sucks

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by Help Desk, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Olney

    Olney Berserker

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    #41
    Say Bling I'll try to make it over to your board.
    I really love your revenue Mod.
    SEMrush
    Yeah we got hacked on 2 of our phpBB sites....

    I tried to change some of the text on the footer.
    For example phpBB to php bb. It's still giving them credit but hackers aren't searching for forums with phpBB & when they start I'll change it again.
     
    Olney, Apr 15, 2005 IP
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  2. Dude111

    Dude111 Guest

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    #42
    Hello all,

    I agree with this.... phpBB does suck

    Im running Win98se/IE6 and it keeps freezing,etc...... It doesnt run well @ all when im logged in,i cant view threads,it lags,doesnt load,i have to keep closing my browser,etc...... Thier script sucks literally!!

    (I think its a COOKIE HANDLING PROBLEM) When i log out,it works fine.........


    They try and say its "MY COMPUTER" (Some of the members there) Well if its MY computer,WHY IS PHPBB THE ONLY ONE I HAVE ISSUES WITH?? :D

    Ah well..........

    /rant over
     
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    #43
    You have a cookie probem...Set the cookie properly and it won't be an issue.

    Go to your admin config and change to

    .yourdomain.com as the cookie and make sure the path is correct.

    Don't blame the software for your inadequacy as a webmaster.
     
    RectangleMan, Jun 4, 2006 IP
  4. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #44
    I don't think he's a webmaster. I think he's just a forum member.

    He's also running an 8 year old operating system:

     
    minstrel, Jun 4, 2006 IP
  5. Dude111

    Dude111 Guest

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    #45
    Yup im just a user on PHP sites and i thank fully only have issues with thier stuff.......

    Maybe casue its OPEN SOURCE and not a professional script maybe?

    I dunno
     
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  6. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #46
    1. increase RAM
    2. consider upgrading to XP
    3. consider upgrading your computer
    4. do the following
    • manually log out of forum
    • delete any cookies for the forum domain
    • clear the internet cache for your browser
    • check to make sure that IE6 allows javascript -if necessary use "Custom" settings to accomplish this
    • if you are using anti-virus or firewall or antispyware software (and you should be) check all settings to make sure javascript isn't disabled
    • add the URL for the forum domain to "Trusted Sites" in your browser and firewall
    • log back into the forum and try again
     
    minstrel, Jun 4, 2006 IP
  7. Dude111

    Dude111 Guest

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    #47
    I have tried all of that though my friend......

    I dont understand why it only happens WHEN IM LOGGED IN... When i view the site as a guest,it works fine!!

    I dunno.....No big deal,just like to figure out exactly why..... (Must be something with thier script)
     
    Dude111, Jun 4, 2006 IP
  8. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #48
    That is almost certainly a cookie problem. You have a corrupted cookie.

    Log out manually first. Then close the browser window for the site.
    Then delete ALL cookies from that domain (there may be two or three named as www.domain.com, domain.com, etc.). Then navigate back to the site and login again.
     
    minstrel, Jun 4, 2006 IP
  9. Dude111

    Dude111 Guest

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    #49
    Hmm,they must be sending out 'non-standard' cookies then that my OS doesnt understand completly (That sounds very possible) -- I wouldnt be surprised seeing its OPEN source and not done professionally.....

    Thanx mate,it helps alot to try and understand whats going on (You think they would use standard cookie control,but i guess they dont)

    Ah well......VBB rocks anyway (Always been my favorite)
     
    Dude111, Jun 4, 2006 IP
  10. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #50
    I think it's the OS that "sucks", not the other way around. Holy out of date OS Batman! I would upgrade!
     
    Mia, Jun 5, 2006 IP
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    #51
    You keep repeating that because it's open source it's unprofessional. VB is OPEN SOURCE. Also what's unprofessional is your $50 computer. I could get a better OS out of Dodge Neon than Win98se. Complaining that phpbb sucks simply because you have oddball problems doesn't make phpbb unprofessional. While it's not my favorite forums it's far from being what you describe. It's easily a top 3 used forums software on the web. Try using Firefox (if it even installs on your go-kart computer) browser.
     
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  12. IanVelvet

    IanVelvet Peon

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    #52
    I run phpbb on a few sites. Does anyone recomend a better php forum that is free and easy to setup???

    BTW how does one get better skins for phpbb forums???
     
    IanVelvet, Jun 5, 2006 IP
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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  14. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #54
    You can find everything you need at the phpBB web site. Here are a couple examples of phpBB based forums that look nothing like the stock set up:

    http://www.ferretboards.com
    http://forums.mccoypottery.com
     
    Mia, Jun 5, 2006 IP
  15. IanVelvet

    IanVelvet Peon

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    #55
    This forum is pretty cool!!! Very easy to setup as well!!!

    do you have any suggestions on how to make this more themed kinda like seo guy!

    ????
     
    IanVelvet, Jun 5, 2006 IP
  16. IanVelvet

    IanVelvet Peon

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    #56

    I really like what u did to this forum http://forums.mccoypottery.com/... is this a template??? Where can I get free templates for PHPBB??
     
    IanVelvet, Jun 5, 2006 IP
  17. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #57
    I believe it is called Morpheus. You can find it at the phpBB forums.
     
    Mia, Jun 5, 2006 IP
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  18. RectangleMan

    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    #58
    I usually make the theme changes myself instead of going with a template. It's not that hard to replace the existing graphics and to edit the CSS file.

    In my sig the democracy forums is my latest mybb site. I plan to do another few this month. I already installed now I just need to make theme changes.
     
    RectangleMan, Jun 5, 2006 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #59
    http://www.simplemachines.org/
     
    minstrel, Jun 5, 2006 IP
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    neonrider Peon

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    #60
    Is there someone who could have a slightest idea what happened:
    http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=2668612#2668612
    Even the phpbb support has no idea...
     
    neonrider, Dec 14, 2006 IP