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Is there anyway to have it verified before the icon appears?

Not that I'm aware of... you could do something with RegEx that made assumptions about certain characters, but nothing that would actually go out to the link itself and make sure it's kosher, as that's not possible w/ JavaScript due to security.

The chiptune download pages still show Supertux links.

Fixed.

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Not that I'm aware of... you could do something with RegEx that made assumptions about certain characters, but nothing that would actually go out to the link itself and make sure it's kosher, as that's not possible w/ JavaScript due to security.

What about a "report link" function on the person's profile?

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Those demya ads are getting pretty intrusive. Is there a way to block posting if the post contains some banned phrase (such as someting from the ads)?

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I have a question. Why do we still not have a button that appears on/with your posts when you plug in your website into your profile? I know you folks are busy, but doesn't it seem kind of odd that after over two years, you can put your website URL in, yet there's nothing that allows people to visit it when you post? A button next to "Quote" and "Edit" might not work, but what about something along the top with your AIM, Yahoo! and whatnot icons?

Pretty please?

It makes sense to me on the surface. I guess the only reason vB devs may have avoided it is that it's a free-form link, which people might tend to populate with links to spam, malware, etc.... the Yahoo, last.fm, etc. icons are locked down to those specific URLs, so they're pretty safe.

Now, granted, you can click on the URL from the user's profile field, which means the risk is still there, but it's multiplied when it's on every single post.

I dunno, I definitely see the value, I'm just concerned on this specific point...

Perhaps I'm oversimplifying this, but between posters and mods, most spambot accounts that would use such a link for spam, malware and whatnot, are spotted and gone in a matter of minutes. Also, if a real poster were to abuse the homepage button, couldn't they just have that privilege revoked permanently? I mean, if someone puts the wrong info if their "real name" field, or turns off PMs, they get warned and/or temp-banned, right? So why not do the same for a "home page" link?

We can link to our sites in our sigs like I do, so the possibility for abuse is there already to a lesser extent. Adding a homepage button would free up sig character space that's wasted by having to do this, and it would look more professional/cleaner than having people with something like "Click here to go to my site" under a bunch of posts.

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I've got a LOT of balls.

In my court.

Yeah.

Kanthos did the work; right now I'm working on two things: HD Remix stuff, and vBulletin 3.7 upgrade. The vb upgrade will involve significant changes to member profile pages, so I was waiting for that to seriously focus on the cards.

What kinds of changes? Just curious...

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Please don't enable thread tagging. Or tagging of any kind.

Tags are so bad.

If by so bad you mean awesome to the max.

Regardless, I think it'd be useful as an admin-only option for tagging remixes and integrating a tag search into the site.

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Still waiting for the ability to change the title of my own threads. It's been built in the whole time and we still don't have it... Judging from the instructions I was given and then forwarded to djp via DarkeSword, changing the setting to allow this would only take a minute or two. PLEASE make it a sticky on your prio list. It would be extremely useful in the WiP forum, if not elsewhere.

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Two nitpicks re User CP info...

1) Edit Avatar: It says they're "displayed under your username whenever you post"; everyone sees them on the left.

2) Edit Profile: Under Location, it says it's "linked up to Google Maps." This feature hasn't been active for a while. I don't know if this was unintentional (lost during djp's power outage, maybe?) or deliberate (a lot of people don't fill that space with a valid city/state/country), but if there are no plans to reinstate it, I feel it would be proper to cut "linked up to Google Maps" from the description.

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Would it be possible to not post tracks from new albums in the in the"Latest Remixes" window; or, at the very least add to the remix info colum on the right that the track is in an Album?

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Would it be possible to not post tracks from new albums in the in the"Latest Remixes" window; or, at the very least add to the remix info colum on the right that the track is in an Album?

Actually the tracks are posted in "Latest Remixes" because they've just been posted on OCR, not because they appear on a recently released album. We might post album-tracks that HAS BEEN SUBMITTED to OCR to pimp a new album but first and foremost it's because they are new remixes in the OCR library.

Also, first, all three tracks on the frontpage from SF2 aren't on the album. Second, not all album tracks can be posted on OCR because of various reasons (arrangement being one) so you won't see the entire album there.

The right hand column DOES only show newly added remixes to OCR and removing remixes from that just because they ALSO appear on an album wouldn't be fair nor a good idea. Pretty much :tomatoface:

In other news I get an error when searching for "josé" in the "remixer" box, probably because of the é

Warning: DOMDocument::loadXML() [function.DOMDocument-loadXML]: Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding ! Bytes: 0xE9 0x22 0x20 0x71 in Entity, line: 2 in /home/ocremix/public_html/includes/php/classes/BaseView.php on line 155

Warning: XSLTProcessor::transformToXml() expects parameter 1 to be object, boolean given in /home/ocremix/public_html/includes/php/classes/BaseView.php on line 155

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Various shizzle:

add Twitter page to Groups listing in sidebar and dropdown

add Site Issues & Feedback to dropdown (already mentioned)

add VG Frequency to Projects listing in sidebar

change Ormgas Radio in dropdown to OCR Radio and new link

What's up with the messed up data in the torrent listings?

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We've been getting hit pretty hard by spambots lately. Any idea how they are getting in so easily?

Since I registered a long time ago before the big switchover, I'm not really sure how the new user registration process is done now, but can there be something done about how easy it is for people to register?

Maybe that could help cut down on the spamming.

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From what I hear, the latest versions of a couple of popular spammer tools came out a couple of months ago, and they had succeeded in cracking the spam protection on pretty much all of the popular blog and forum software. These things can even answer activation emails.

Most of the other forums I'm on have been hit as well.

Some of the old tricks like putting in custom required fields seem to still work to a degree.

And then there's ReCAPTCHA, which hasn't been cracked yet. It serves the image differently than most CAPTCHAs, and uses private key encryption during the image retrieval process.

Spam is becoming a serious issue. Latest figures show that 90% of e-mail traffic is now spam. Forum and blog spam numbers are increasing exponentially.

With e-mail, though, there are good spam blockers out there. Sadly, there seems to be no true server-side spam protection system for blogs or forums that isn't tied to one system. Akismet is pretty decent, but it isn't very portable and has some reported accuracy issues.

It will always be a cat-and-mouse game between the software distributors and the spammers.

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