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by admin
22 Jul 2020, 3:27pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Am I no longer Worried about Cycling UK Privacy on Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Am I no longer Worried about Cycling UK Privacy on Forum

Easy to opt out of analytical tracking, if you want to. I recommend uBlock Origin, but there are many tracking blockers available. I don't actually run Piwik/Matomo on the Forum any more, so there's only the Google Analytics analysis used by Cycling UK. The tracking you should mostly be worried abou...
by admin
6 Jul 2020, 11:31am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Changing usernames
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Changing usernames

Yeah, it's impossible to stop banned users from coming back with a new username.

If they behave themselves this isn't a problem. If they continue to abuse then they'll find their new account blocked pretty quickly.
by admin
6 Jul 2020, 10:25am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Changing usernames
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Changing usernames

Whichever the person requesting a change of username prefers. The first option requires an admin to do the change, the second can be done by anyone. We generally don't allow username changes, because it confuses other Forum users and is sort-of "rewriting history". But we do allow changes ...
by admin
6 Jul 2020, 10:21am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM
Replies: 18
Views: 1303

Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

You can turn user signature display off.

  1. Click your username
  2. User Control Panel
  3. Board preferences
  4. Edit display options
  5. Display signatures: No.
by admin
6 Jul 2020, 10:18am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Changing usernames
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Changing usernames

Two ways this could be done:

  1. Change the username for the account
  2. Create a new account

If the username is changed for the account, all posts from that account will show the new username.
by admin
7 Jun 2020, 2:18pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Too many requests
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Too many requests

If you get blocked again, please could you let me know your IP address (ask Google) _before_ you restart your router? Then I can look to see what your IP address has been requesting. Might give us a clue why you're having these "too many requests" problems. Reconnecting your router will (t...
by admin
3 Jun 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Too many requests
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Too many requests

That isn't anything to do with the Forum software, or the server security.
by admin
1 Jun 2020, 11:56am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Too many requests
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Too many requests

I've adjusted the "too many requests" limit to allow people to look at many topics in quick succession at a reasonable rate for a human being to click, speed-read, and request the next topic page. You shouldn't get blocked any more, John. Tip: you might be able to avoid having to read a lo...
by admin
1 Jun 2020, 10:59am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Too many requests
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Too many requests

After opening and/or reading every dozen or so posts I get shut out again with he message "Too many requests". This might be for an hour or several hours. Since originally I was shut out for three days I can never catch up. Can you help? Sorry John, you must be opening topics to read very...
by admin
27 May 2020, 10:22am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Too many requests
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: Too many requests

Sorry, there was an apparent DDoS attack on the Forum from early morning until I woke up. Hundreds of requests per second for every Forum topic possible from many different servers. Caused the database server to run out of connections.

Fixed, and new protection measures in place.
by admin
5 Mar 2020, 3:27pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum is not user friendly
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Forum is not user friendly

This forum works with the well-known phpBB forum software.

If you get stuck with something, ask here or Google what you want to do with the keyword "phpBB" included.
by admin
27 Feb 2020, 9:42am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Create new Forum thread
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Create new Forum thread

["Assemble" is the new CyclingUK volunteers' website, with documents, discussions, calendars, etc.]
by admin
17 Jan 2020, 9:41am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM
Replies: 18
Views: 1303

Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Those that don't want to see signatures can turn them off:

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by admin
10 Jan 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Does anyone else have a problem posting?
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Does anyone else have a problem posting?

I can investigate if you can tell me which topic was causing you problems. Might be useful to know when you had the problems, too. My best guess is a browser or network issue, as I've never heard of posting problems that are limited to just one topic. Can't think of any logical reason why that might...
by admin
10 Jan 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Does anyone else have a problem posting?
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Does anyone else have a problem posting?

PDQ Mobile wrote:If a topic is locked then it shows as locked, surely?


Yes, that is true.