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by forumadmin
10 Mar 2021, 17:22
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

I too make good use of junk mail filters provided by Thunderbird. One of the tricks used by the bots is to send their spam via the contact page of this site. That means all those type of e-mails originate from the administrator's e-mail account and would be a bad idea to filter them wholesale. But, ...
by forumadmin
09 Mar 2021, 18:38
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

I must agree that any bot which makes it past the gatekeeper of this site has little chance of doing anything abnormal. A few that I let by just to see what they were up to merely posted links to whatever it was they are selling. It might be profitable for them if the links were click bait and they ...
by forumadmin
08 Mar 2021, 18:09
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

In some ways web page bots are stupid. Taking advantage of their stupidity is how to defeat them. That is exactly what is going on with those Google CAPCHA pictures. The bots can indeed recognize the pictures and might be able to recognize the object of interest inside the pictures. But that's it. T...
by forumadmin
07 Mar 2021, 16:48
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

As with most things in life, there are many flavors of what we are referring to as "bots." As far as this site is concerned the majority of bots canvassing our content are related to indexing services or marketing their own goods, which is often porn. The indexing bots are looking for link...
by forumadmin
06 Mar 2021, 17:16
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

I've run into those picture CAPCHA puzzles and agree with you that they could be difficult to discern. Be that as it may, the idea behind those pictures is to pass the test more than once (if you pass the test too quickly, by the way, you are considered to be a bot). You can even get some wrong and ...
by forumadmin
05 Mar 2021, 18:43
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

The Prosilver (Dark) version was set as the default. I changed the board default and the guest account both to prosilver as the default style. You should no longer see dark unless you choose it in your profile. The dark themes you see so much of these days is due to their being easier on the eyes an...
by forumadmin
05 Mar 2021, 14:55
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

We've gone through a few levels of software upgrades since I last posted here. The most recent site wide changes in software was completed yesterday after a series of snafu's with the installation process. As of this post all three of our Brainformation Forums sites are functioning as expected. A co...
by forumadmin
21 May 2020, 22:35
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Merged Forums
Replies: 13
Views: 3009

Merged Forums

The Current Affairs forum has been merged with the Discussion forum. No posts were lost in the transition, as far as I can tell. :mrgreen:
by forumadmin
30 Jan 2020, 01:01
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Installing Ubuntu
Replies: 36
Views: 5222

Re: Installing Ubuntu

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Continue here: https://bfchat.brainformation.com/viewt ... =19&t=2429
by forumadmin
18 Nov 2019, 17:37
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

The software for this website has been updated today: 18 November, 2019. No problems occurred during the update and it can be assumed all is well. Should you note any anomalies in your experience here, kindly let me know.

Enjoy
by forumadmin
12 Sep 2019, 19:45
Forum: Chats
Topic: [split] TinyPics Demise
Replies: 16
Views: 3061

Re: [split] TinyPics Demise

Gary - I split this off from the main query from Jen just to keep the topic drift confined to one place. LOL
Nothing was lost as far as I can tell.
by forumadmin
12 Sep 2019, 19:43
Forum: Chats
Topic: TinyPics Demise
Replies: 84
Views: 11321

Re: TinyPics Demise

I've updated our How-To Post Images guidelines http://bfchat.brainformation.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=520 to reflect the two sites I found which will host images free and allow hot linking. Each site provided the code you can use for the link to your image, but the site called Free Image Hosting g...
by forumadmin
18 Feb 2019, 20:37
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

As is necessary from time to time we must update the underlying software for this site, phpBB. After several ill-fated attempts, and skipping over a few updates, we are now current with the rest of the world. Hopefully the site is working perfectly, but if it is not working for you let me (Yogi) kno...
by forumadmin
29 Nov 2017, 00:58
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

I finally got around to setting a default style for the board. You will see it when you are not logged in and reading the forums. It's called "Flat Style Gold" if you care to select if as your very own from preferences. Should I find something better, I may change it again. :mrgreen:
by forumadmin
19 Oct 2017, 00:36
Forum: Blogs
Topic: irene
Replies: 28
Views: 5870

Re: irene

I wonder if any people actually but they stuff they force feed on you through intrusive advertising. I know it would turn me off.
by forumadmin
16 Oct 2017, 12:02
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

On 15 September, 2017 another update to the site's software was performed. As frequently happens when programmers get creative, they fix a problem, create a new feature, and break a few things they never looked at in the process. One of the things that broke in this round of updates was the automati...
by forumadmin
26 Apr 2017, 21:07
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

26 April, 2017 - just about a year after the last upgrade we are on the verge of one more. I've dropped messages on Twitter and on our FB Fan Page to warn you all about possible interruptions in service during the upgrade. Previous improvements have been smooth, transparent, and automatic, but I mu...
by forumadmin
28 Apr 2016, 17:09
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Re: Software Updates

28 April, 2016 - we did it again. The software for this website has been updated successfully. No big changes should be noted by our users and hopefully there will be no unexpected problems. Kindly post here or send an e-mail to the administrator if something weird should happen over the next few d...
by forumadmin
23 Jan 2016, 17:03
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 34
Views: 14726

Software Updates

Today, 23 January, 2016, the BFchat forum software was updated. All indications are that the update went smoothly with no errors. Most of the updates will be transparent to our normal activity on the board. Security and performance issues were addressed. However, it is possible that some hidden issu...
by forumadmin
06 Sep 2015, 15:31
Forum: Discussions
Topic: PLEKHA7
Replies: 9
Views: 2834

Re: PLEKHA7

Off topic replies were moved to a topic of their own: viewtopic.php?f=24&p=5653#p5653
  • ~forumadmin