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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #45 on: March 29, 2010, 03:26:10 PM »

i'm avaiable to help too.

i believe this is indecision and bill_h's territory.

to do this carefully, takes time, and i suspect money.

i'm pretty sure the d.dolls pay an ISP for bandwidth, disk storage, etc.
(e.g. if they have a test install, costs could almost double for a while)
and they probably pay some labor too.

there could be other reasons too.

these installations and conversions
may appear to be simple,
but all too often are not..

and there are several hundred of us,
who a+b+team_d.dolls
don't want to see in severe withdrawal from
our sbox 'addiction' ; - }

I know! Im an admin at musebrasil.com and Im thinking about migrating our forums to another platform (our lack some features people are asking and any small mod is a pain to do). What would be a simple "run the converting tool, go drink a coffee, be happy" became "run the converting tool, write a regex/substring to replace stupid [rquote] instead of
Quote
, write another regex to properly build the quotes' links, discover that you will have to use computational tecniques you don't even know how to name (recursive programming, recursive computing, or something similar... basically, I need that the code automagically changes every user name and post ID with contents inside the database)".

ISPs costs are the worse part, I guess... but they could try to reproduce the environment on their own computers? I mean, setting up a virtual machine in case of a different operational system and then running the tests locally. I know it is not the same, but if there is no alternative is better than nothing.

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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2010, 09:21:24 AM »

the spam on the old/last sbox was much worse than it is here,
before team d.dolls changed forum software

imho, it's no where near time yet, to upgrade again

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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2010, 10:56:44 AM »

the spam on the old/last sbox was much worse than it is here,
before team d.dolls changed forum software

imho, it's no where near time yet, to upgrade again



I was just giving my example. And Im from when phpbb  2 was their software.  ;)

Anyway, I think that upgrading within SMF won't be that complicated (not so easy, too. just not as complicated as my example).
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2010, 02:58:38 PM »

the spam on the old/last sbox was much worse than it is here,
before team d.dolls changed forum software

imho, it's no where near time yet, to upgrade again



I was just giving my example. And Im from when phpbb  2 was their software.  ;)

Anyway, I think that upgrading within SMF won't be that complicated (not so easy, too. just not as complicated as my example).

do you know for a fact, if database conversion(s) are necessary?
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2010, 05:49:25 PM »

do you know for a fact, if database conversion(s) are necessary?

Some, yes. Indexes are created for some tables, some tables' type are modified and other things like those. Everything is done by their script and it backups your database before the processes begins. However, they recommend backing up your files and database on your own too.

The process, basically, is this:

- Download Large Upgrade from their page
- Untar/unzip/unwhataver the file keeping the structure
- Upload them to your server. Overwrite anything.
- Check permissions to those file needed to the upgrade
- Go to shadowbox.net/upgrade.php (for exampĺe)
- Read instructions.
- Run the script
- Hopefully, get rid of the bots.

In my case Im doing the same process as the box did - going out from software B to A. So there are many more changes to be done than there is here. For example, to test my regular expressions (regarded to how the quote's link is build) I used some links (the text. like, author=lentower link=topic=11024.msg321318#msg321318 date=126997551.8) from here.


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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2010, 06:58:08 PM »

so they provide scripts that do any necessary conversions,
that work,
except when they don't?
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2010, 10:47:23 PM »

so they provide scripts that do any necessary conversions,
that work,
except when they don't?
I believe you have just described every software "upgrade" ever distributed....
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2010, 10:53:27 PM »

so they provide scripts that do any necessary conversions,
that work,
except when they don't?
I believe you have just described every software "upgrade" ever distributed....

nope,
just the amatur's
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2010, 11:00:29 PM »

so they provide scripts that do any necessary conversions,
that work,
except when they don't?
I believe you have just described every software "upgrade" ever distributed....

nope,
just the amatur's
So you're allowing Microsoft "amateur" status?
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2010, 11:06:17 PM »

so they provide scripts that do any necessary conversions,
that work,
except when they don't?
I believe you have just described every software "upgrade" ever distributed....

nope,
just the amatur's
So you're allowing Microsoft "amateur" status?

yes

it's a deep dark mystery why the redmond corporacy pays amateurs ...
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2010, 11:35:05 PM »

so they provide scripts that do any necessary conversions,
that work,
except when they don't?
I believe you have just described every software "upgrade" ever distributed....

nope,
just the amatur's
So you're allowing Microsoft "amateur" status?

yes

it's a deep dark mystery why the redmond corporacy pays amateurs ...
No one's supposed to know, but I'll tell you.......

It's so when one of their suposed-to-be-subtle sabotage patches (the ones that gradually cripple
one's stable, easy-to-use XP installation so you'll have to "upgrade" to a buggy, less-secure yet
resource-hogging monstrosity like Vista or now Win 7), is a little too heavy handed - like the one
last month that caused a lot of machines to boot directly to an un-recoverable BSOD, leaving users
on notebooks without CD-drives to boot from no way to start up at all....

...they can say it was a simple mistake.
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2010, 12:01:42 AM »

so they provide scripts that do any necessary conversions,
that work,
except when they don't?


Okay. Let me explain it a little better....

- Our forum runs XMB crap forum system (sorry guys! that is my opinion).
- SMF has a converting tool for old versions of XMB.
- This old tools works like a charm for everything in the newly XMB, expect that XMB has changed from [\quote] (\ to scape the bbcode) to [rquote]. and afaik, has changed the way their  quotation links are build from this previous version to the newly one.
- So, converting works for everything: users, boards, category, etc, expect for those things above.
- In our case there is *NO* SMF upgrading, rather, a migration.


Upgrading should be easy because it would be done from SMF to SMF.
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2010, 09:12:48 AM »

Report to moderator
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new account
http://www.theshadowbox.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=5553;sa=showPosts
has posted 15 spam posts

delete posts and block?

thanx either way
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2010, 08:28:28 AM »

I am a technical fucking luddite for someone my age so i don't understand the geek (ahem i mean TECH) talk but i do know that these fucking things are annoying me and make me want to punch my computer
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Re: FUCKING SPAM-BOTS
« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2010, 09:42:17 AM »

when is AlexeyEvo getting removed the board is jammed with is posts for cheap viagra
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