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Comments December 14, 2006

Page Permissions

Filed under: MOD Writing — Dave Rathbun @ 7:28 am Comments Off 

Well over a year ago I started collecting ideas for a MOD called “Page Permissions” on phpbb.com. The idea was simple: people want to set limits on what guests can do on various pages, and phpBB does not offer that option out of the box. Time to start writing some code. :-)


Comments December 13, 2006

ACP Menu items are language entries, did you know that? I didn’t…

Filed under: MOD Writing, phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 12:47 am CommentsComments (3) 

So I learned something tonight… had something pointed out to me that I’ve never noticed in all the years I’ve been working with phpBB. Seems that admin control panel (ACP) menu entries are supposed to be language variables. Even though there’s no $lang[] anywhere visible. :shock:


Comments December 10, 2006

Anti Spam Report

Filed under: blog — Dave Rathbun @ 11:30 pm CommentsComments (4) 

Since I started using Akismet it has blocked nearly 1,000 spam comments (985, to be exact, as I type this). However that number would be well over 1,000 if I had not implemented some of my own custom anti-spam measures last month. More…

Comments December 4, 2006

Revenge of the Pod People

Filed under: phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 1:28 pm CommentsComments (5) 

Several members of different phpBB teams have been putting out a podcast; as I type this they’re up to four episodes.


If you weren’t aware of it, it’s worth a listen. 8)

Comments December 2, 2006

It will never be done…

Filed under: MOD Writing, phpBB — Dave Rathbun @ 2:17 am CommentsComments (4) 

I started developing my Page Permissions MOD in May, 2005. It was submitted and rejected in the fall of that year, and I stopped working on it for a while. I fixed the errors, added some new features, and I resubmitted it for validation a few days ago.

Then I resubmitted it again a few hours ago. :shock:


Comments December 1, 2006

Another spam rejection technique

Filed under: blog — Dave Rathbun @ 1:47 am CommentsComments (1) 

Apparently the spam comment field for Wordpress is quite large. All the more space to get spammed with, apparently. Not anymore. :twisted: If you enter a comment longer than 16K your comment will be immediately trashed. So there. :-P


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