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Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:46:27 AM(UTC)
First of all, glad you found your way to the new site.

I'm aware many are thinking "WTF, I forking hate this!!" and for that I truly apoligize, however, you'll see as you read on I had little to no choice.


What Happened?
Back in Janurary, we were acussed of sending spam emails. Of course, this pissed me off as I absolutely despise spam. Apparently Monday night, another spam email was sent, reported and Tuesday we were shut down. You can read the email below.





Why Change Site Software?
DragonFly CMS runs on Linux operating system using PHP. With the lack of updates from DF and my limited knowledge in the programming language, we had hit a peak of no more improvements. That's just not kosher for me.

DotNetNuke CMS runs on Windows operating system using ASP.NET and C#, all of which I'm fluent in as I work with these professionally. This means, the sky is the limit for things that I can do. I like that, especially since this is a hobby of mine.


Possible Concerns?
Will I get my Applaud points back?
Answer: Yes, I'll be running a tool to update them within the next two weeks. This will be easy.

Why does it say I only have a few posts if all posts were imported?
Answer: This will be updated around the same time the Applaud points are resolved.

Why am I seeing old topics first?
Answer: This will be another tool I will create to update. It's displaying the old topics first because it doesn't know which post was the last one for each topic.

Why do the messages have no break points or formating?
Answer: When I pulled the data down, I did not retain the formating because it would not import smoothly. This is something I'm going to investigate rectifying because it annoys the piss out of me. No timeline.



How Can You Help?
Create a new topic in the SITE DEVELOPMENT forum. Click HERE to navigate to said forum.

Create the topic with the AREA of the site that's failing and the specific FEATURE that is failing.

Topic title : Forums > Smilies
Message body : I want more smilies!

or

Topic title : Site > Login
Message body : My password won't change!!!


This will help me sift through them and organize them and knock them down one by one.





My To Do List

  • Update User Applaud Points - DONE
    Update User Post Count - DONE
    Update User Signatures - DONE
    Update User Joined Date - DONE
    Update Topic's with last post information - DONE
vikesrule  
#2 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:54:28 AM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
First of all, glad you found your way to the new site.


I know that you were fraught with fear that I would not be here......but you can relax now.


Good explanation Z2C, and one hell of a quick recovery...I'd give ya a slapnuts, but that is not an option yetWink
Zero2Cool  
#3 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:58:30 AM(UTC)
vikesrule said: Go to Quoted Post
I know that you were fraught with fear that I would not be here......but you can relax now.


Good explanation Z2C, and one hell of a quick recovery...I'd give ya a slapnuts, but that is not an option yetWink

Thanks.

The Thank (button on the upper right near Quote) is replaced the Applaud points. :)
Pack93z  
#4 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:00:04 AM(UTC)
bump

Suggestion.. copy this post and link on the front page..
Pack93z  
#5 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:04:52 AM(UTC)
What if we place all issue post in the site development sub forum.. and use that as a organization method as well and keep the clutter out of the PH info forum. Another thought.
Pack93z  
#6 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:06:39 AM(UTC)
Issue > I don't have admin rights so I can see the backside of the puppy. BigGrin
Methodikal  
#7 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:11:40 AM(UTC)
Done and Done. Haha, nothing personal, but I'm gonna be a bit strung out going many days without being able to work on the site. Once I get it stable, I'll throw you in, depending on your references coming through and detail of your resume. ;)
Pack93z  
#8 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:13:39 AM(UTC)
Methodikal said: Go to Quoted Post
Done and Done. Haha, nothing personal, but I'm gonna be a bit strung out going many days without being able to work on the site. Once I get it stable, I'll throw you in, depending on your references coming through and detail of your resume. ;)



Nothing taken.. lol.. just yanking your chain.
vikesrule  
#9 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:23:29 PM(UTC)
Methodikal said: Go to Quoted Post
Done and Done. Haha, nothing personal, but I'm gonna be a bit strung out going many days without being able to work on the site. Once I get it stable, I'll throw you in, depending on your references coming through and detail of your resume. ;)


Careful Z2C, uh, Methodikal....Me thinks 93z is planning a coup.

Zero2Cool  
#10 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:50:50 PM(UTC)
Pretty sure Shawn might be one of the most intune folks into the hell I went through the last 24-36 hours pushing this site to a new platform. Fairly confident, no one wants to take this over, lol.
Pack93z  
#11 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:55:00 PM(UTC)
No need to overtake it.. it seems every refresh something is different.. :-({|=
Zero2Cool  
#12 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:58:47 PM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
No need to overtake it.. it seems every refresh something is different.. :-({|=


lmao, sorry. Flapper
vikesrule  
#13 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 12:59:54 PM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
No need to overtake it.. it seems every refresh something is different.. :-({|=


Good point 93z, but then again, that keeps things interesting!

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Wade  
#14 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 4:11:17 PM(UTC)
Let me just say that watching you geek techie types work your magic is almost as fun as dreaming about Jessica Biel.
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Greg C.  
#15 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 4:53:07 PM(UTC)
It's looking better already. Hopefully the top priority at this point is to get rid of all of those Dallas Cowboy stars in front of each topic.
shield4life  
#16 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:08:17 PM(UTC)
Looking great Zero keep it up buddy!
RaiderPride  
#17 Posted : Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:44:54 PM(UTC)
Found you!

I would like to know how someone can get into your web site and send out spam. It is not your freaking fault.They just shut you down? Crazy.
wpr  
#18 Posted : Friday, May 20, 2011 9:10:01 AM(UTC)
Greg C. said: Go to Quoted Post
It's looking better already. Hopefully the top priority at this point is to get rid of all of those Dallas Cowboy stars in front of each topic.



I am glad I am not the only one who said that in another post. You posted before I did. I would not have done it too if I knew better.
Methodikal  
#19 Posted : Friday, May 20, 2011 5:25:30 PM(UTC)
RaiderPride said: Go to Quoted Post
Found you!

I would like to know how someone can get into your web site and send out spam. It is not your freaking fault.They just shut you down? Crazy.



It's one of the issues with PHP. You can write a PHP script and upload it off maliciously and it'll use the phpMailer function to send emails.

I'm not using the host's email server at all with this site. I'm using a special account I set up specifically for the site so I can monitor every email traffic in and out.

The host realized it wasn't my fault the first time and put the site back up. If I had pushed to the top again I probably could have got it going again, but I figure, if the site is sending spam, do I really want it up? I'd rather not have my site at all, then have a site that spams folks with emails.
Methodikal  
#20 Posted : Friday, May 20, 2011 10:28:47 PM(UTC)
My to do list has been completed. I really love this software. :)
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