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UPDATE

Server side bug should be fixed. But the caching messed up my "last read" tracking. Clicking a new post in the homepage would not take me to the last posts.

if something like that is wonky on your end, it may be because of the cached pages that happened if you visited recently.

First try a full refresh like CTRL -R .

If some links are still wonky, do a clear cache in your browser for the past day or so and that should fix it. (eg. ctrl shift delete in Google Chrome desktop).
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(2017-02-03, 5:14 pm)ファブリス Wrote: UPDATE

Server side bug should be fixed. But the caching messed up my "last read" tracking. Clicking a new post in the homepage would not take me to the last posts.

if something like that is wonky on your end, it may be because of the cached pages that happened if you visited recently.

First try a full refresh like CTRL -R .

If some links are still wonky, do a clear cache in your browser for the past day or so and that should fix it. (eg. ctrl shift delete in Google Chrome desktop).

Thank you! This fixed the entire problem. Smile
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Does subscribe / instant notification via email work for everyone?

I don't understand why it doesn't send me emails. Maybe the admin account behaves differently.
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(2017-02-10, 9:08 am)ファブリス Wrote: Does subscribe / instant notification via email work for everyone?

I don't understand why it doesn't send me emails. Maybe the admin account behaves differently.

I was just about to post that here myself: I'm not able to get any emails. This extends to validating my current email address. The same behavior occurred with my old account.
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Sigh. I think the main culprit here is that HostGator servers are routinely flagged as spam.

Same for Kanji Koohii, for some people the sign up emails or even forgot password emails !!! will go to GMail's "Spam" folder. Sad

I don't know how to solve this , besides changing web hosting.
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Thank you! My mails indeed were in the gmail spam folder - and my desktop mail client did not synchronize that (for whatever reason). I marked them as "no spam" via the gmail web interface, and now everything works as expected. This resolves the issue at least for me.
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Well, mailing is a lot more complicated than it initially seems (configuring Sendmail, for instance, is such a pain, and when you finally think you have it, suddenly your server gets flagged as spam because of your provider or for no apparent reason at all, or your SPF headers start running into issues, or...)
Depending on your traffic, maybe you could use an external service like Sendgrid -- but it still requires some setting up and will make your mails carry "tracking" information, so definitely not everyone's cup of coffee. On the plus side, it tends to greatly simplify things in the long run.

Perhaps you could tell us what's your current setup on a "feedback"-flagged github issue so knowledgeable people could weigh in.
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faneca Wrote:Perhaps you could tell us what's your current setup on a "feedback"-flagged github issue so knowledgeable people could weigh in.

Pretty much just using sendmail from php. I have never looked into the CPanel for that. Could there be some settings there that affect the way emails are sent?

Do you think switching to https will change the way emails are flagged?
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(2017-02-13, 6:22 am)ファブリス Wrote: Pretty much just using sendmail from php. I have never looked into the CPanel for that. Could there be some settings there that affect the way emails are sent?

Never used Hostgator's CPanel, so I don't know, but it's definitely possible. Email sending has lots of things that can be configured (from basic matters like proper domain name configuration to more advanced topics like DMARC, SPF, DKIM...) hence it'd make sense to look there, but I'd do it only after you really know what's going on with your mail delivery.

(2017-02-13, 6:22 am)ファブリス Wrote: Do you think switching to https will change the way emails are flagged?

Not sure what you mean by "switching to https". If you're talking about your near future plan to switch the entire web server to https, I don't think that would affect your mail in any way (but, then again, mail is more complex than it seems, so getting better "overall score" for your server -if that even makes sense- wouldn't hurt).
If you are talking instead about using cyphered (i.e. TLS) connections to deliver mail to the users' MTAs, that would likely help (but anyway that's something that depends on how every MTA out there likes to be contacted from you, so...)
As you know, spam flagging is usually based on score, so anything you can do to get the score up, like implementing TLS, SPF or the like (which can require some setup about certificates, email headers, DNS records, etc.) would be of use; but it's usually more important to have "blocking" things sorted out first: having a properly configured /etc/hosts, for example, can help with some issues if your mails look like they are being sent from "localhost" instead of "koohii.com".

IMO The best you can do is grab one of your flagged emails from the spam folder in gmail (or another similar provider) and inspect carefully all its headers (gmail, at least on its web interface, now has some sort of diagnostics when you press on the message's "show original" option) to put you on the right track about what you should debug first.
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Recent PM received:

"could you please me tell how to disable other users of the forum of seeing my email and sending me an email?"

Just go to Edit Options > and you can turn off "Receive private messages from other users.".

Nobody should see your email unless you explicitly UN-check "Hide your email from other members.".

By default, you can receive and reply to PMs via the forum, so no one has your email.

IF you receive any kind of spam please report it. THere should be a report button for PMs. If you just don't like to receive PMs in general, turn it off.
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Please don't post PHP output if that ever happens. You can reveal sensible data like the name of folders which are purposely made different from a standard MyBB install to stop common hacks.

Always PM me if you're seeing any kind of code output with a site error !

@cophnia61 Did you recently change your avatar, or remove it or something along those lines?
Edited: 2017-05-18, 8:37 am
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(2017-05-18, 8:37 am)ファブリス Wrote: Please don't post PHP output if that ever happens. You can reveal sensible data like the name of folders which are purposely made different from a standard MyBB install to stop common hacks.

Always PM me if you're seeing any kind of code output with a site error !

@cophnia61  Did you recently change your avatar, or remove it or something along those lines?

ahhhh sorry!! I didn't think of that! Sad

I did nothing out of the ordinary, but it seems it has stopped now... I don't know what happened
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No biggie. Something something about obfuscation Smile

Thanks for letting me know. There was some fallback code missing. Something with avatars. I suspect avatar is missing after I permanently cleanup spammers. The last post points to a non existing user, which likely caused the error.

Fixed and updated.
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Hi everyone

Forum now uses secure connection (https).

In order to avoid "mixed content" problem, I installed a plugin which blocks http (non-secure) images and avatars.

- Images that are from http will show as a link. To embed the image make sure to point to https source. Here is an example thread where images no longer automatically show. I edited the third image in this post, to use https. Imgur does have https so make sure to use https in your URLs.

- Avatars : the only issue here was if you link to an external image. But I don't think that was enabled, so avatars will always show since they are uploaded to our server.

- Videos : nothing changes, just paste the Youtube URL to get a nice video embed.
Edited: 2017-06-06, 10:52 am
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Typical "nigerian scammer" message went through yesterday for a few users. Just delete and ignore. It may appear as it is from "Guest" that's because their account was deleted. IP blocks were put in place.
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Since these losers who are obviously real people spamming the forum have nothing better to do than waste my day, I have temporarily have to set moderation of new threads until I find a good solution.

PS: I will look into User Groups, so I can set 1st post / 1st thread moderation, and then after that user is promoted to the main user group.
Edited: 2017-06-13, 8:04 am
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Looks like even replies require moderator approval atm, not just new threads.
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Indeed it's not great... I didn't even see a notification. We (mods) would have to keep polling a page with the threads / posts awaiting moderation.

However if necessary that is workable if I enable moderation only for new members.

For now I need to leave this on.

Please be patient I'll find a better solution coming days.
Edited: 2017-06-13, 10:11 am
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ありがとう ございます for your hard しごと, ファブリス さん!
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Fyi moderation of new threads should be only for new members in the future (if necessary), I just haven't time to set it up properly yet. We (mods) have no interest in filtering discussion. It's just more hassle for us! This is just a measure to protect against spam that may be used occasionally.
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Starting this morning I'm unable to access this forum nor the kanji koohii fleshcards site vie FireFox (my preferred browser). In both cases I get the following error message (here's a screenshot):


Quote:Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to kanji.koohii.com. Peer’s Certificate has been revoked. Error code: SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE

* The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
* Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

It took me half a day to realize I could access the sites via another browser, but other users may not have any browser other than FireFox installed, and will therefore not be able to access their fleshcards or this forum, nor any way of notifying the moderators about this problem or seeking help.

Additionally, a post I posted to the forum (from Chrome) about this issue has not been published.

Never mind.
Edited: 2017-06-16, 5:51 am
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I have reduced Maximum Recipients Per Message (PMs) to 1 (instead of 5).

Note it is "recipients per message", not "pms per day".
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