Ozzu.com upgraded to PHPBB 2.0.8 - June 12, 2004

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This is just to announce that the forum has now been upgraded to PHPBB 2.0.8.

With this update some changse have taken place. First, the read tracking system is completely different now. Before all of your unread posts were stored in a MySQL database on the ozzu server. Due to the large increase in members at ozzu this database was growing to exponential sizes causing poor performance on ozzu at times. We have now changed the read tracking system so that it stores much of this data in cookies on your own computers which should improve the performance dramatically at ozzu since we are now able to drop that read tracking database.

Also with this update we have removed some of the features that members may have become used to. We removed the:

lottery
games
point system

We felt that these three things really did not help improve the quality of posts at ozzu and if anything may have made things worse because it gives members the incentives to make quick, poor quality post just to obtain points to play the lottery or games.

Other than this there were many other small changes which I will not go into details on.

Please respond to this thread if you find any problems, errors, or something not performing correctly. Thanks.
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I'm getting a 404 on the exit.cgi
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Fixed.
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Everything seems great. You're so dreamy BWM :-P
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Is the pop-up for new private messages working? Not sure if I saw one when I went to my inbox and had a new message...anyone wanna send me a tester?
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I didn't PM b_heyer, but I can confirm that I had 2 PM's in my inbox when I came on and no pop-up notification. There may be a glitch.
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b_heyer and me tested the pm system and we received popups. I will send you a test pm.
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Got the pop-up and replied...however, the pop-up only remaind a few seconds and when I scrolled up to look at it, it was gone. I'm on Firefox at the moment, if that makes a difference.
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on the upgrade: :thumbsup:
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can you at least setup the games so that we can play them with out points? i never got to play :(
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that's not gonna happen, sorry.
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SSH-Raj wrote:
can you at least setup the games so that we can play them with out points? i never got to play :(


I never even clicked the link to find out what games were there. To this day, I have no idea what games there were or who was playing them. I think the initial idea was perhaps to provide a distraction for visitors waiting for a response to their question, but it evolved into something that is not what is needed. So let it be written, so let it be gone.
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Amen. :handsup:
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Is it just me or is the offline/online status thing a little screwed up? I was just responding to a post by someone and noticed on the topic page that it said he was offline, but when I went back to the forum index, he was listed as online in the user list at the bottom

When I click the user names in the registered users currently online list it tells me everybody is offline except myself.
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Yes it was messed up. Good catch. Fixed.
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i see there are less guests online...
did you manage to eliminate the search bots for the guest count?
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uhh the scroll bars (both quick reply and main) all all gray, and default.

no sure if you want it that way
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edit: never mind, if was just firefox (0.8)
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Well done guys!!
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Nucleo wrote:
i see there are less guests online...
did you manage to eliminate the search bots for the guest count?


I'm not positive, but I believe the latest version of phpbb only counts 1 for any given IP. So bot's will only count 1, no matter how many from the same IP are comming in.
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sounds good
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nice, I had some serious issues with my network that I had to resolve and for some reason this forum was slow.

After I resolved most of my problems, the speed of the load is incredible
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IH8Purple wrote:
uhh the scroll bars (both quick reply and main) all all gray, and default.

no sure if you want it that way

never mind, if was just firefox 0.8


I noticed that as well when using version 0.8. I installed 0.9 earlier today and the default scrollbar is used.
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yes, firefox does not use scrollbar customization
like IE. I wish it did, but not yet from I read.
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:wink:
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I don't have that kind of problem using Firefox... 8)
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thats awsome how did you get it to store info on my pc? and where do i go to find it?
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Actually about a month or two ago I decided to try the MySQL storage with this new tracking mod. It is still extremely efficient compared to the other tracking mod we used. There was no problems using cookies to track with this system, except for the fact that cookies have very limited storage space and on average the maximum topics that could be tracked was around 250. With MySQL there is really no limit other than what I set. I currently have it set for around a max of 500 topics to be tracked. Things seem to be still efficient so all is well. The mod is found somewhere at phpbb.com I think. I cannot remember exactly, maybe it is at phpbbhacks.com
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im sorry, but i cant get on to ozzu in the day time it says that the web page cannot be found, is that just my school or is sumfin up?
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Yeah I wanna know the answer to that to because I don't have anything to do in my I.C.T lessons now.
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