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Imagine, we've got our 1000th member today :)
Thought this would be worth a new topic...
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Cool :D
Now if all those members would be a little bit more active.... we probably wouldn't be able to keep up on reading :roll:
So long and keep folding ^_^
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Wow, I'm impressed :)

The amount of registered users may fall below 1000 over the coming weeks as I will be deleting inactive accounts (i.e. only where the user has failed to authorise his/her account within three months of applying for membership).

The problem we have is that there continue to be fake applications, and I'm not always fast enough to delete spam accounts!

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Post by Alexandre »

The answer is easy : CAPTCHA test during the registration.

cf :

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=337628

Another 2 things to do to avoid spam, should be :
- replace at the bottom of the page the words "phpBB" by a "phpBB" picture
- rename the directory /phpBB2/ of the forum to /forum/, and add with mod_rewrite of apache an automatic redirection from /phpBB2/something to /forum/something so the links will be still working.

by the way, this topic should be moved to the HowTo section.

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Hi mate,

I enabled visual confirmation during the latter part of last year, which has reduced the volume of SPAM registrations.

I have often thought about renaming the forum directory to 'forum', however at this stage it would require us to manually change existing posts where users refer to other topics. Without doing this, the volume of 404 errors will increase dramatically.

Creating a new .htaccess rule would work, but I'll admit I'm not very strong in this area of programming. I am tempted to fix all of this when phpBB 3.0 is released (hopefully later this year).

Accessing the forum via http://snkhan.co.uk/origami/forum is already enabled.

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Post by origami_8 »

Imagiro wrote:by the way, this topic should be moved to the HowTo section.
I wasn´t sure where to post this, therefore I switched it from "How To" to the "Kitchen Sink" :-s
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Post by Alexandre »

Ok saj, i give you a tip ;)

It should be :

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RewriteEngine On

RewriteRule ^phpBB2/(.*)$ http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/$1 [R=301,L]

Then, rename "phpBB2" to "forum" via FTP.
Avoid http://snkhan.co.uk/origami/forum/ it's a far too long URL, http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/ is better.

In fact the best thing would be something like www.origami-board.com, it is easy with mod_rewrite to change a domain name, because are the links are kept.
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Imagiro wrote:In fact the best thing would be something like www.origami-board.com
Unfortunately domain-names are not for free.... but except for that I agree with you.
It would be easier to remember if I am somewhere where I don't have the forum address handy (of course a quick search on google solves that problem as well).
So long and keep folding ^_^
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Post by Friet »

I remember when I first joined this forum, the amount of posts we now get in one day is twice the amount we got in a week back then :) (or more)

great job saj!
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Post by Alexandre »

Daydreamer wrote: Unfortunately domain-names are not for free....
For example, on GoDaddy, it is 9.20$ per year. It is nothing compared to the price of the hosting or the price of the time spend on the administration of a forum ;)
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I have subscribed to a free redirectin service. the new adress would be

http://kickme.to/origamiforum

how do you like it?
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Post by Alexandre »

it's useless for the spam, and dangerous as a short adress because if kickme.to stop his service everybody would loose the adress.

But for your own usage, as a short adress, it's ok.
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Friet wrote:I remember when I first joined this forum, the amount of posts we now get in one day is twice the amount we got in a week back then :) (or more)

great job saj!
Thank you, and to other members for contributing to the forum :) Many thanks to our mods, who make the forum running as smoothly as it does!

I have been meaning to purchase a domain name for the forum, which will likely be origami-forum.com (or an .net .info variant).

Like I said earlier, I am looking to move the physical hosting completely once a newer version of phpBB is released (which should be soon).

And thanks Imagiro, I am looking at the .htaccess rule you gave me, however does it automatically redirect links from

http://snkhan.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1010 to
viewtopic.php?t=1010

(Sorry, I have a limited knowledge of writing .htaccess rules)

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because if kickme.to stop his service everybody would loose the adress.
now that really caused a big laugh to me, because it sounds far-fetched and showed me, that you didn't really checked it out and obviously only wanted to reply something... of course NOBODY would loose anything, because the destination adress is not cloaked and of course everybody will bookmark the original adress and not the redirector (because after entering the kickme adress, you will only see the original adress in your adress line).
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TheRealChris wrote:I have subscribed to a free redirectin service. the new adress would be http://kickme.to/origamiforum
how do you like it?
*Kicks Chris to origamiforum*
Yay, it works, cool :)
So long and keep folding ^_^
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