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Started by Nightwish, October 29, 2004, 17:12:51

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#1
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October 29, 2004, 17:12:51
[align="justify"]About the board software

The forum is running with phpmyforum, one of the lesser known packages. But it's very powerful, and best of all, it's open source and completely free. It also contains a RSS feed, to which you can subscribe using any RSS reader (for example, the Miranda RSS plugin) to get fast updates about new topics here.

The only drawback: The forum is developed in german language. I did most of the english translation myself, but it is not complete yet, so you may find some areas which are not yet translated - that should not happen too often though, but if you find some please report them.

Registration

Registration is required to post on any of the boards. The process has been made as simple as possible, and there is no need to activate your account after it has been created. You need to supply a valid email address to get your password mailed.

Avatars

If you are a registered user, you can upload an Avatar using your personal profile page (Profile -> Edit avatar settings). Avatars may be up to 100 x 100 pixels in size and only valid image types (.gif, .jpg, .png) are allowed.

Styles

There are 2 styles available on this board - The default style has a rather dark background and a red-ish theme. If you don't like dark backgrounds at all, you may change your style using your personal profile page. The "Light colors" style is using a light grey background.
Both styles are using the same template set, so the layout will not change, only the color schemes are different.


And now...
[smilie]Have fun[/smilie]
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#2
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November 04, 2004, 16:57:41
"Nightwish" said:
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The only drawback: The forum is developed in german language. I did most of the english translation myself, but it is not complete yet, so you may find some areas which are not yet translated - that should not happen too often though, but if you find some please report them.
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While I was making my own css style for this forum I noticed some untranslated strings and some misspellings, so here it is:

1. After logging in the whole text is in German:



2. After changing profile preferences also everything is in German:



3. When an unregistered user tries to do something he is not authorised to, a login request appears which has highlighted typing errors:



3. There are untranslated strings in "Edit Profile ":



4. There are also some untranslated strings while you post a reply:



5. After posting - another German only strings ;) :
#3
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November 04, 2004, 17:09:47
Hmm... I tried to edit my previous post, but somhow I couldn't...:confused: Anyway, here is one more:

6. On every forum, at the bottom there is a row where you can sort topics, and the button is not translated:



#4
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November 04, 2004, 18:33:13
"nowotny" said:
Hmm... I tried to edit my previous post, but somhow I couldn't... Anyway, here is one more:
I was playing with the WYSIWYG editor a bit, and editing was disabled for a while.
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Every program has at least one bug and can be shortened by at least one instruction -- from which, by induction, one can deduce that every program can be reduced to a single instruction that doesn't work.
My SMF-based forum fork
#5
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November 04, 2004, 18:35:09
"nowotny" said:
While I was making my own css style for this forum I noticed some untranslated strings and some misspellings, so here it is:

1. After logging in the whole text is in German:

2. After changing profile preferences also everything is in German:

3. When an unregistered user tries to do something he is not authorised to, a login request appears which has highlighted typing errors:

3. There are untranslated strings in "Edit Profile ":

4. There are also some untranslated strings while you post a reply:

5. After posting - another German only strings :
Thanks for these reports. The redirection pages are hard to fix, because the do not yet use language variables. Anything else is just a result of the language file beeing incomplete.
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My SMF-based forum fork
#6
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November 05, 2004, 01:35:29
I was going to create a new topic, but it wont be necessary...

when I try to use the "Link to your avatar" function it don't work... I get a german error message... I've translated it on babelfish and it says something about wrong format or size, related about the upload function, even I'm not trying to use it...

that's all...
anyway, concentrate on the plugin, not much in the forum :)
#7
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November 05, 2004, 01:41:27
"neooffs" said:
when I try to use the "Link to your avatar" function it don't work... I get a german error message... I've translated it on babelfish and it says something about wrong format or size, related about the upload funcion, even I'm not trying to use it...

that's all...
anyway, concentrate on the plugin, not much in the forum :)
It's disabled.

Linked avatars are always some kind of security risk, because you could, for example, link to a script which not only generates a valid image but also does some nasty stuff in the background :)

Edit: for some reason, the profile field where you could specify the linked avatar, was still visible.
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#8
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November 05, 2004, 20:00:50
"Nightwish" said:
It's disabled.

Linked avatars are always some kind of security risk, because you could, for example, link to a script which not only generates a valid image but also does some nasty stuff in the background :)

Edit: for some reason, the profile field where you could specify the linked avatar, was still visible.

actually, you can't exec a java script or something like that just linking an avatar...
the more it can do is know the ip address and some other browser info from the people who are seeing it... but any site can do that...

I was going to link the avatar I do often use in boards... this one
#9
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November 05, 2004, 21:40:49
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"neooffs" said:
actually, you can't exec a java script or something like that just linking an avatar...
the more it can do is know the ip address and some other browser info from the people who are seeing it... but any site can do that...

I was going to link the avatar I do often use in boards... this one
Its not about javascript. The "avatar" could be a php script for example, which outputs a valid image (easily possible with php) but before sending the image, it could do some other things.

It's also hard to enforce size restriction with linked avatars - the avatar picture could be changed at any time after it has been added to the profile.[/align]
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My SMF-based forum fork
#10
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November 06, 2004, 02:30:01
"Nightwish" said:
[align="left"]Its not about javascript. The "avatar" could be a php script for example, which outputs a valid image (easily possible with php) but before sending the image, it could do some other things.

It's also hard to enforce size restriction with linked avatars - the avatar picture could be changed at any time after it has been added to the profile.[/align]

did you read what I said? did you see my avatar?
I have a PHP avatar... and you can only get some info from the user who are seeing the image, as I said before...

I understand you dont want the avatar linking... I just wanted to make things clear...
bye
#11
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November 06, 2004, 02:49:33
"neooffs" said:
did you read what I said? did you see my avatar?
Yes, and yes.

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I have a PHP avatar... and you can only get some info from the user who are seeing the image, as I said before...
Yes, and thats already a good reason to disable linked avatars.

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I understand you dont want the avatar linking... I just wanted to make things clear...
bye
I don't like it, because I've seen people trying to do stupid things with it, like linking huge images only to screw up the board layout or hiding some stupid flash crap behind them.

I know that most people won't abuse it, but there are always a few...
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My SMF-based forum fork
#12
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November 06, 2004, 05:01:54
just a note: it's not possible to use flash with the tag...

discussion closed
#13
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November 06, 2004, 11:08:06
true but it is possible to link it to a 600mb file, happy loading ofthe site then -_-
#14
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November 06, 2004, 16:31:38
aff...

nightwish, I still have only 1 post counted in my profile... strange...
#15
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November 06, 2004, 16:35:14
"neooffs" said:
aff...

nightwish, I still have only 1 post counted in my profile... strange...
Post counter is off for the announcement boards.
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#16
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January 18, 2005, 21:40:33
The user string in the menu should probably be users or members (and not just one user), when i click on it i get to a page called "Member list", that should be with an s too i think and should be the same word as the menu

you can make the "user" page display "Show all Benutzer und Sortiere nach Registrierung in  ascending Reihenfolge.  Los"

In my profile (for example) it says "Standardgruppe für Neuanmeldungen "

When you write a PM, this word is not translated "Überwachung"
The "check message length" option has a typo ("Your message contains X charaters.")

The tooltips of the smileys are not translated

I don't really understand the "Calendar"
Woche? Geb?
there is also Oktober there and Los
if i enter the "Neuen Termin erstellen" option there are
"privater Termin" and "öffentlicher Termin "

"Favorites" has a Los too, and so does the search (and new posts and posts from today and Posts from within the last 24 hours and unanswered topics)


umm... that's it i think :)
#17
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January 18, 2005, 21:47:43
"PROGAME" said:
In my profile (for example) it says "Standardgruppe für Neuanmeldungen " and "sybrscribe"
Unfortunately, the default group names are not translateable w/o deleting the entire group and creating it new, but that would mess up a lot of stuff :)

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I don't really understand the "Calendar"
Woche? Geb?
woche = week
geb = shortened for the german word for birthday

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there is also Oktober there and Los
if i enter the "Neuen Termin erstellen" option there are
"privater Termin" and "öffentlicher Termin "

"Favorites" has a Los too, and so does the search (and new posts and posts from today and Posts from within the last 24 hours and unanswered topics)


umm... that's it i think :)
Thanks...

I will take care about the remaining translation things when I have some time for it :)
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Every program has at least one bug and can be shortened by at least one instruction -- from which, by induction, one can deduce that every program can be reduced to a single instruction that doesn't work.
My SMF-based forum fork
#18
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January 18, 2005, 21:53:26
you have a habit of replying before i edit my post to correct things :D
it should make more sense now
i guess i should use the EDIT: tag from now on ;)