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Database Cleanup and Forum Migration

Postby CitroJim » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:09 pm

In preparation for the migration of the forum to phpBB3 software, we will shortly be embarking on an exercise to clean up the forum memberlist database so that we take a nice clean one across.

The move to phpBB3 will be made as the current phpBB2 software is no longer supported, particularly for security patches, and phpBB3 will offer some nice new facilities. It will not happen just yet, there is a lot of behind the scenes work to do, the databse clean-up being just one of them.

Any known spammer accounts have already been removed and now we're looking at two other categories of member. Those that have registerd and have been activated but never logged on and those that have logged on but never posted. Of the former we have 1894 and of the latter, 311. Most, if not all, will be deleted in the near future as many appear to be old members from 2001 who would have joined when this was the Andyspares forum and never re-activated their membership when it became the FCF.

We are also considering deleting any new member who registers but has not logged on in a period of three months from joining. There are members with zero posts but are active and log on regularly. We will not delete those and nor will we delete any member who has posted at least once.

Therefore, if you are the owner of an account that falls into any of the categories mentioned above, please either let Steve (myglaren) or I know. Steve has has very kindly taken on the mammoth job of tidying up the database and big thanks are extended to him. Well done Steve :D
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Postby CitroJim » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:35 pm

superloopy1 wrote:Jim - how do i get my password restored for < superloopy > ?


A PM is on it's way with the new password Mike :D
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Postby andmcit » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:52 pm

Hey Mike, you could confuse everyone and have conversations with yourself
on the forum now! :lol: :P 8) :wink:

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Postby myglaren » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:02 pm

Can I have a sockpuppet too so I can talk to myself in the small hours when I'm bored and lonely :twisted:
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Postby DickieG » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:57 pm

myglaren wrote:Can I have a sockpuppet too so I can talk to myself in the small hours when I'm bored and lonely :twisted:
I'd have thought that just looking at your avatar would prevent that :wink:
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Postby ACTIVE8 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:37 pm

DickieG wrote:
myglaren wrote:Can I have a sockpuppet too so I can talk to myself in the small hours when I'm bored and lonely :twisted:
I'd have thought that just looking at your avatar would prevent that :wink:


Ditto she is nice! :wink:
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Postby myglaren » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:53 pm

And I have tickets to see her live, in Belgium.
Which will be the subject of another thread, probably.
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Postby lolingram » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:50 pm

In preparation for the migration of the forum to phpBB3 software, we will shortly be embarking on an exercise to clean up the forum memberlist database so that we take a nice clean one across.

The move to phpBB3 will be made as the current phpBB2 software is no longer supported, particularly for security patches, and phpBB3 will offer some nice new facilities. It will not happen just yet, there is a lot of behind the scenes work to do, the databse clean-up being just one of them.

Not that it's the end of the world, but after FCF went tits up for a short while a year or so ago, I re-joined, but have been unable to post an AVATAR....

Any thoughts Jim?
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Postby myglaren » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:11 pm

Host one on Photobucket, make sure it is less than 120 x 120 pixels and less than 6kb, you can use imaging software such as The Gimp or Irfanview to reduce larger images, also I think Photobucket now can deal with it too.

In your profile, use the lower box to "Link to off-site avatar"

Or send the image to me and I'll do it for you - may delete your account in the process though :roll:
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Postby lolingram » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:04 am

Host one on Photobucket, make sure it is less than 120 x 120 pixels and less than 6kb, you can use imaging software such as The Gimp or Irfanview to reduce larger images, also I think Photobucket now can deal with it too.

In your profile, use the lower box to "Link to off-site avatar"

Or send the image to me and I'll do it for you - may delete your account in the process though


OK. Where do I send it please?
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Postby myglaren » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:09 pm

I have sent you my email address.
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Postby myglaren » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:06 pm

All done finished.
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Postby vanny » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:30 pm

just a wee sugestion, dont go to PHPBB3. There is little to no point, and it will create a lot more hassle than worth. Been there and got the tshirt!
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Postby adsenoile » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:03 pm

Host one on Photobucket, make sure it is less than 120 x 120 pixels and less than 6kb, you can use imaging software such as The Gimp or Irfanview to reduce larger images, also I think Photobucket now can deal with it too.


I really appreciate with this forum.

Thank you.


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