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Hacked yet again! So long phpBB

Discussion in 'MassCops News' started by Gil, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Gil

    Gil Founder of MassCops Staff Member

    Well today was the last straw! I am done with open source message boards. They are too easy for script kiddies to exploit and are just too much of a bother to maintain.

    I will be attempting to figure out how this vBulletin software works over the next few days so bear with me.

    Sorry for the down time it took a while to import the phpBB database and get all of the permissions set correctly.

    You will probably have to upload your avatars again. Any other problems let me know.

    Thanks for your understanding.

  2. KozmoKramer

    KozmoKramer Administrator Staff Member

    That sucks Gil - too many a-holes with too much time and not enough friends..
    vBulletin is good though, I think the members will adapt quickly...

    Thanks for getting the forums up so quickly.. KK
  3. SOT

    SOT Thread Killa

    Wow vB I alwaysliked vB as it had a pretty clean look. Many of the other forums I post on are vB.
  4. reno911_2004

    reno911_2004 New Member

    Woh boy, this one's gonna take a while...
  5. Cinderella

    Cinderella Alien Member

    This looks great Gil

    I am sure everyone will get the hang of it .. u did a great
    job getting it up and running this quick!!
  6. Gil

    Gil Founder of MassCops Staff Member

    People even script kiddies would first have to know about the other board even just to hack it lol . I tried the image line thing yesterday I will double check.
  7. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    Am I deficient in brain cells, or has the "State Police Academy" sub-topic been turned into vapor?
  8. Gil

    Gil Founder of MassCops Staff Member

    Might have been vaporized either during the hack or the upgrade... I will look for it.
  9. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Some of the other boards were hacked again also.
    code not working in the signatures Gil it is turned off
    unless you may have done this for a reason


    trying it in the post

    it is working in the post I see with the preview
  10. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    :wow: :!: :woot: :baby21: :mrgreen: :pinch: :jestera: :FT: :beer: :smokin: :eek:t: :eek:nfire: :BNANA: :sq: :ermm:

    just checking the smiles the images were not showing
  11. Gil

    Gil Founder of MassCops Staff Member

    Thanks, smiles should be fixed now...
  12. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    :beer: Thanks Gil !!!
  13. frapmpd24

    frapmpd24 Senior Member

    Is there a link to bring the window up for the smiles or am I missing something? I was looking for those.
  14. Gil

    Gil Founder of MassCops Staff Member

    What browser are you using? They popup above the banner on mine (IE) maybe it depends on the ad. I will see about moving it
  15. Gil

    Gil Founder of MassCops Staff Member

    On the right side of the "Reply to Thread" input box. 15 show by defaul but there are over 150 available just click on the [More] link below the 15 default ones.
  16. frapmpd24

    frapmpd24 Senior Member

    Ok, I have all the bells and wistles now... I had to make a change in the "Edit Options" section of the user control panel (User CP), which can be brought up on the left side of the screen. Under "Miscellaneous Options" way down the bottom of the screen I changed the menu option to "Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWYG Editing". All the options came up then. Good work Gil, I like the new system. Your work is appreciated.
  17. Danman1116

    Danman1116 New Member

    Ya, I'm pretty used to vB and I think its a lot more secure as well
  18. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    vB works for me :)
  19. Cinderella

    Cinderella Alien Member

    Woohoooooooo Thank u Frapmpd24 :punk:

    i was wondering where the smilies went .. i had no idea how to find them!
    i just did what u suggested and it works!!!

  20. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Wolfman what do you think of FireFox I was thinking of trying it?
  21. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    I am not Wolfman but Firefox is very good. Almost every single page you can open with IE you can with Fierfox (95-98%). It has nice features and is simple to use. If you have problems with IE, get tons of popups, or want something new try Firefox. :thumbup:
  22. KozmoKramer

    KozmoKramer Administrator Staff Member

    One thing I’ve noticed Gil - the new format is remarkably faster that the PHP version was.

    I cant believe how quickly topics open up now. :)

  23. Gil

    Gil Founder of MassCops Staff Member

    Yes I noticed that too, it's still php based but better codeing I guess. You get what you pay for (phpBB being free).

    Some have mentioned that it looks like every other board out there but I guess that is because there are a lot of vB boards on the net. I have played with the idea of adding a few hacks to spice it up a bit but where this was purchased and I actually have tech support if I need it I am not sure I want to fudge with the code too much.

    I will be looking for some other themes and adding them as I can but for now this is what we have.

    As always I am open to suggestions and welcome your feedback.
  24. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    I think that even the pics are showing up better a lot sharper.
  25. Gil

    Gil Founder of MassCops Staff Member

    Just found this out on one of the vB support forums.....

    phpbb2 with category hierarchy


    Heads up on this for anyone switching from phpbb2 with the category hierarchy mod. It only goes 1 deep.

    Category (will import)
    ---- Forum (will import)
    -----sub forum (will not import)

    So before your import flatten your forum out.


    Too late now, sorry guys

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