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Post by Anthro »

I just registered on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com, upon confirming my registration, and logging in for the first time I got this message:
Hello Anthropoid,

Our records indicate that you have never posted to our site before! Why not make your first post today by saying hello and introducing yourself to our community in the Introductions forum.

Have a computer problem or do not understand something? Then post your question in the appropriate forums and start getting the answers you want and the information you need!
It then gave me a link to the appropriate "Introduce yourself", "Rules etc etc" "Where did you get your nickname from", "Your BleepingComputer experience"
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Post by pok »

sounds like a good idea. :bigups:
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Post by Futs »

I've been on bleepingcomputer for some time now, haven't made a post in a while though.

Pretty good site with some clued up members as well.
got some good support from them in the past.
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That would be mighty cool indeed. :P
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Post by Lithe_Joint »

I second the idea. :bigups:
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Post by lancelot »

I third it, by snapping my fingers it will happen!
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Post by Anthro »

Can we now try and get something like this up and running/ ?
Been over a year :P
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Post by lancelot »

Dont be so impatient
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Post by I34z1k »

This is South Africa dude :\ Seriously.
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Post by Ron2K »

I think I found what Anthro is talking about... :wink:

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/2127 - sends new users a welcome PM on registration

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/6054 - changes the behaviour of the above modification to only send the PM on the user's first post
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Post by D3PART3D »

lancelot wrote:Dont be so impatient
:lol: It's a cool idea.
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Post by lancelot »

I am afraid that the Admins do not have rights to get into the forum pro gramme, only Cameron.
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Post by Anthro »

We then need to get it done and rushed to press somehow.. :P
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Post by PsyCLown »

lancelot wrote:I third it, by snapping my fingers it will happen!
I take it you forgot to snap your fingers...or you havent learnt how to? :lol:
Ron2K wrote:I think I found what Anthro is talking about... :wink:

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/2127 - sends new users a welcome PM on registration

http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/6054 - changes the behaviour of the above modification to only send the PM on the user's first post
All hail master Ron2K...teh php mashtah!! :D :twisted: :twisted: :lol:
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Post by DeathStrike »

gr8 idea. too bad it won't much help me cos i am old member.
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Post by Xiphan »

I think it would be a good idea too, maybe include the 411 on using the Forum Search feature when a new user attempts to make his first post! :P
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Post by Anakha56 »

and give them a heads up that sarcasm is the norm on this forum and if you cant handle it then leave... :P Am thinking of DX for that one...
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lol @ Anakha56

y don't we make this a poll? or ask cameron if he will think bout this?
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Post by Synthesis »

This is a hijack:

If we recieved PCF Nobel prizes for great ideas I would get one for this:
If you are running PunBB or any other forum that uses BBCode, why not try my Image Upload Mod, here is a screenshot:
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Would this be compatible to work on PCF.co.za?
Think about it, local image hosting from now on, saving everyone's bandwidth and sooooo user friendly. Let the link explain more.

Pretty please, incorporate this. pleaaaaaaaaase. :wink:

*edit* P.S. and no more new members asking "how do I upload pictures?" horaaaaay!
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Post by Ron2K »

Two reasons why I say no:
  1. It's not designed for phpBB and therefore is not guaranteed to work.
  2. More seriously, I notice that the solution for non-PunBB forums involving including a PHP file in the source that resides on a third-party forum. That's a potentially serious security hole. I, for one, would not include code that I have no control over.
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Post by Synthesis »

point taken. but wouldn't it be worthwhile for PCF to then do this on their own for the forums? I mean, it's not terabytes of space we're talking about. even if there's a 1MB limit on files, which is a lot, a few gigs would ensure safe hosting for years to come.
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Post by Ron2K »

Wait until phpBB3. It supports attachments being added to posts.

Whether or not attachments will be implemented on this site remains to be seen (the biggest issue being disk space), but it is there.
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Post by Richard_ »

The biggest issue is, in fact, the price of bandwidth. South African bandwidth is terribly expensive, and while the small number of images currently hosted on the forum's server doesn't amount to much, the expenses will skyrocket when you implement the ability to upload small files of even 100kb each. At any one time, there are probably about 500 connections to the site, and once added up, you'll find hosting bills in excess of thousands of Rands a month.
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Post by Ron2K »

True. Forgot about that. :P
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Post by PsyCLown »

I would expect PCF to have a SUPER HIGH bandwidth usage host if not even uncapped.

It will help out a lot since people with local only cap can then view pictures as well ;)

Will help people whos work/schools block various photo hosting sites as well ;)
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