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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2020, 09:10:59 AM »
StableHost, right?

I think mine went from $10 to $11, what were you getting?
$34.21 to $57.00 USD.

I'm unable to access the admin panel like before to access the news.)
Can you try now?

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2020, 06:16:07 PM »
Okay, it works now.

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2020, 07:28:56 PM »
Not sure if this is what Ducko was saying/the reason he can't remember how, but I'm unable to access the admin panel like before to access the news. (The button is missing and going to the page directly and putting in my password says I don't have access.)

oh ok so it wasnt just my gross incompentence i actually didnt have news access coole

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2020, 05:02:53 AM »
StableHost, right?

I think mine went from $10 to $11, what were you getting?
$34.21 to $57.00 USD.

...per month?

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2020, 05:32:46 AM »
Nope, per annum.  You guys aren't that expensive.

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2020, 05:44:21 AM »
we should buy squeel a pizza or something sometime

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2020, 01:05:32 PM »
hey cook a bunch of news got wiped out..... i think on the old host i increased the news character limit somehow (not sure if this was in an smf php file or in the database or both) and i guess that change didnt carry over. i can look into this later but i dont feel like it right now so if you wanna take a crack at it you can

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2020, 01:07:34 PM »
the two steps would be to 1. restore the character limit to whatever it was or something larger 2. restore the old news that got destroyed from the pre-host-change db backup. i think i made a db backup before you switched so i could do both in theory but right now i wanna lie down and do nothing

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2020, 04:20:02 PM »
i think the news is fixed. for future reference i had to go into Subs.php and modify the updateSettings function, where there was a line
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array('variable' => 'string-255', 'value' => 'string-65534'),which i changed to
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array('variable' => 'string-255', 'value' => 'string-524286'),approximately 8x larger than the default. i can make it larger if needed in the future. right now we are at 158929 chars

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2020, 03:17:04 AM »
Oh, I increased the size of the database table for that but didn't know a PHP change was needed as well.  It must have truncated when somebody posted a new entry.

We should really record all our hacks for next time there's an update.

Thanks for issuing the fix.  Did you restore the news table, too?  I have a backup if needed.

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2020, 12:59:08 PM »
yep old news is restored....

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2020, 01:38:20 PM »
Still getting some bots so I've replaced the SMF captcha with a reCaptcha tickbox.  Hopefully that does the trick.

Maybe I'll go through and nuke all the 0 comment accounts.  Clean up the memberlist from all the latent bots.

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2020, 01:55:28 PM »
Speaking of news stuff though, is it time to do a purge?  I never use it but the load times seem dreadful.

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2020, 02:52:17 PM »
the load time adds to the fun of newsposting! :dancedog:
i've also been seeing many more spam posts since the server switch. is this related to the switch at all or do i just happen to be able to catch a glimpse of them before they get deleted with my expert spam spotting speed? (i do concede i have been spending my skill points on "velocity modifiers" as of late)

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Re: Just a small update
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2020, 04:39:27 PM »
It has increased.  We had two anti-spam plugins installed before which weren't compatible (or reported errors) with the new SMF version, so that's the most likely reason.  But I've cleared out the bot accounts, added a honeypot, and started requiring a small quiz and captcha to register now.  Hopefully that's enough to curb it.