My Forums

I absolutely hate advertisement bots, and i wish that their inventors would be blessed with a flesh eating virus. I have been fighting a losing battle over the last two years to regain control over my forums, claiming it back from the shitty bots, and i think i have finally figured things out.

Below is the beginnings of a script that you can run on a semi regular basis and keep your PHPBB3 Databases cleaned of ridiculous bullshit landing on your forum. Just remember to log in from time to time to resynchronize your statistics.

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Site & Project Updates

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Sometimes I can get pretty hard on myself. This usually occurs when my listing of things I’ve accomplished during that day ceases to be a priority and I just do. I don’t want to necessarily toot the horn of amazing things to never ignore, but being able to look over your shoulder and see a long list of items on your whiteboard that have bright red slashes through them is bloody amazing and keeps my smile nice and wide.

The last week is no exception, since it was finals i had a lot of free time (no, I never study for my finals ever) so i spent the time cleaning up my forum, working on Project: White and doing some other maintenance for the site, such as cleaning up my SQL Backup script.

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The last week’s updates

I have taken the liberty of keeping up with the PHPBB3 Updates, and I have yet to find any aspect of the PHPBB application that is sub par. I am extremely happy with the energy that has been put into it and hope to never be forced to use anything other than PHPBB for website bulletin boards. There have also been quite a few updates to documentation, including more of my poetry being added to the book that is posted herein, and a bunch of new tutorials and documents being added to the wiki. Despite the lack of response from users, gneu is still continuing towards its goals, and will most definitely be continuing this satisfactory feeling that I have been having as of late. Thanks to Mike Whitfield for contributing his tutorials to the HL2 category, and to Enrique for finally directing me towards something that I was comfortable writing a document about. I have also taken some time to update the front page of the wiki and begun the work in fleshing out the game design documentation, in the forums as well as the wiki.

PHPBB3, or why you have to learn to love the bomb

some of you may have noticed that the forums have been… eh, tweaked; more like replaced over anything else. I am trying out the new version of PHPBB in order to see if the new development playground is going to be better for administrative tasks & SPAM FILTERING! Woo woo!

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