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You are really into bbPress, and thats great
People here, including myself, like helping you and others
The way I look at it is this: every time someone asks a question and people take the time to answer, it means more people who have that question will be able to find the answer without having to ask.
The difference is..
You don’t check first:
You start the same topic over and over:
We ask you for information and you say “I don’t think this information is required”.
You say something doesn’t work, and then when we ask how it doesn’t work you refuse to tell us.
You get angry if you don’t get your own way:
I don’t know why people forcing me to search bbPress solutions from GOOGLE and trying to bug me off from this Support
Because it saves us from having to type the same answers over and over.
None of us are paid here, we’re all just trying to help. The more time we spend typing the same answers to the same question because someone can’t use google, the less time we have for new questions.
Your last question, was very very easy to find the answer for.
It had it’s own tag (which YOU typed in), which lead you right to the answer.
The answer was the top search result in google.
The answer was linked to 5 times on searching on this forum.
Its just a request to open my topic again.
I’m guessing it was closed because the question was answered
You asked a question, you got an answer that worked
Lots of people + private message = what email is for
The required code is on my other post
I did not find your post yet, link please?
Type into google: “all email site:bbpress.org”
Top answer:In reply to: How Disable WP Super Cache Plugin for bbPress?
I know you dislike me always saying it, but GOOGLE, then ask.
I did and top search results was…
But even better than that, if you click on “wp-super-cache” tag that YOU typed in, guess what: It lists 3 topics, yours and 2 others that tell you how to fix this problem:
Honestly mate, if you don’t want to use a search engine, I can’t make you, but try looking for yourself first, please
“I don’t think this information is required.”
You know bro, this is partly why we find it so hard to help you.
I posted the solution to this a few months ago, you can search for it via tags or my profile; but the answer is:
Lots of people + private message = what email is for
The required code is on my other postIn reply to: [help] integration
bbpress and WordPress are two separate entites.
They can share a database, and tehy can share logins.
If you want to hack and force “deep integration” into your bbPress install then you should follow this guide:
@Kev, But I still did not understand the solution!
I need alternative… do you have?
Nope, there isn’t one.
Any automated solution can and will eventually be beated by spam-bots, based on the fact that they are upgraded to mimic human behavior.
Any automated solution becomes less effective over time.
And automated solutions against human spammers make 0 difference at all.
Did you mean there is no need of captcha
Yes. Captcha’s stop spam-bots quite effectively, but also stop a large percentage of human users. Captcha’s do not stop human spammers.
Captcha’s are like wearing a clock round your neck ( http://www.blogcdn.com/www.theboombox.com/media/2008/02/flavor-flav-200-020608.jpg ). It seemed like a good idea at one time
…and allow people to send thousand of fake emails and register users
There are other methods of cutting down on the spam. You just can’t stop the spam entirely. If you run a website, YOU will have to moderate in some form. It’s just the way of it.
But making your users prove they are human every time they post is simply a very bad option. It’s not your users fault there’s spam on your forum/blog/website.In reply to: step 2 question about what url.
99/100 you just fill in the same thing.
Its only because thre is an option in wordpress to have wordpress in a sub folder but pretend to be in a higher up folder (via htaccess).In reply to: Is bananasss a spammer?
Matt never gave the moderators of the board the ability to bozo/ban/delete people, and as a keymaster graces us with their presence once every bush administration, we just have to put up with this crap.
In theory, Akismet should learn tht every post from person X is being marked as spam, but apparently its not learning.
I actually brought this up a few months ago, lets me see if i can find it
Actually it might be this:
with the fix for it here:
If only we could add some documentation like an FAQ this would be alot simpler…
What version of WordPress are you using?
What version of bbPress are you using?
More of an FYI, I found some time last night and uploaded a new version:
I know Alex popped up here once when we were mentioning Akismet, though I cant find the link, so i thoguht i’d quote this from him:
Akismet is for web spam
Akismet is not a blacklist nor a list of spammers. It takes into account all available information about each comment, and makes an individual decision based on the [forum] owner’s feedback. If you don’t want someone posting comments on your blog, just use the Spam button – Akismet will make a note of your preference and stop them from commenting on your [forum] in future (unless you subsequently use the Approve or Not Spam button).
So either it’s not happening, or its not working.
Amazing how many big guns come out of the woodwork to help bbpress when Matts here…
The issue with captcha’s comes down to the fact that you’re asking users to prove they’re not spammers by a method only avalible to be answered by a percentage of your legitamate posters. It’s not their fault the software you chose (or, we’ve all chosen) can’t handle the spam.
The realism is, if you’re running 100 sites, you should have a moderation policy in place. With people/human moderators. No software system, ever in the history of the world, has stopped 100% of spam. Infact, none have even come close to catching 100% of spam.
It’s all about percentages, and putting systems in place to get the spam coming through down to a managable number. I agree that typing any 4 numbers into a box doesn’t take long or put people off, but that’s a massive over simplification.
1) Make any difference to human spam
2) Work if the user is on an older browser
4) Work is the user has Images turned off
5) Work on mobile devices (by and large)
6) Meet any accessability standards
7) look or work the same for people with sight issues. (and the audio captchas simply don’t work).
Work in RTL languages / displays
9) Work in non-latin based languages as default (arabic / manderin / cantonese)
10) Work without a mouse (if using a reCaptcha).
Percentage wise, that’s a HUGE HUGE HUGE percentage of the world right there.
As a Real World example: I’m currently onsite at a client’s campus running analystics and UX/IA for their new University enrolment system. Online enrolment is down just over 20% from this time last year (not a big worry), but failed registrations is up by over 400%. Number one reason: people failing the captcha.
Captcha instantly fixed it and I still get just as many emails from customers asking questions if not more
Maybe you’re getting more emails because people who are serious can’t use your form to post.
What about those that are serious, but after multiple attempts at using your captcha simply gave up.
I do not think an extra 10th of a second for a captcha code would make people go anywhere else
Its cool that you think that, but there is so much data out there that says otherwise.
We have almost 20 years of HCI data availible, and we know for a certainty that the percentage of users who complete registration/sign-in/posting drops at an alarming rate the longer the process goes on.
Have you ever noticed how captcha’s were everywhere in 2007, but are virtually no-where now?
I am in no way a “bad” moderator a busy one yes.
I don’t doubt that mate. Approx 100 sites? I couldn’t even begin to imagine.
The plugin caused readability problems. A fix was never provided. I followed the advice to stop using it. Has it been updated?
You couldn’t be as kind as to tell us WHICH PLUGIN you’re talking about could you?
Captcha’s are by and large a real pain; and they’ve been mostly written off since late 2008, as they somewhat assume that everyone is fully-abled and is using a modern browser on a modern computer with everything turned on.
As a colour blind dyslexic, captcha = i can’t post.
The crux of it is this:
Your/Our/Any website letting in spam is not your user’s fault. If you want people to post, don’t annoy your them by making them do extra work to compensate for [you or your software] not being good at moderation. ***
Also, Captcha’s don’t stop human spam, which is on the rise, but they do turn away genuine users from even posting.
*** People want simplicity. It’s why we get all this “zomg aol/msn/myspace/facebook/twitter/next-big-thing connect” nonsence.
Ah, sorry to hear that Chris man.
Wasn’t sure how much access non-automattic people had, and given your tireless (thanksless?) effort over teh past 2 years, i truly thought you’d have a bit more… ability to moderate.
At the risk of kick starting something negative, do we really have to wait on Matt to come along before we can delete spambots?
Though I’ve given you code before and you’ve never came back to me when I’ve asked if it worked (or God Forbid) say Thank You:
May I suggest:
I know that you’re working hard here, but given that its the same accounts posting the same spam, can’t we do somehting about them?
It’s making reading the forum via RSS quite useless (mostly because I look terrible in ugg boots)
KevIn reply to: Matching my WordPress Theme
I don’t know why after all these years that there is a refusal to put a clear and defining sentace saying that this isn’t part of the default bbPress package. It casues so much confusion for new users.
bbPress is a totally separate standalone forum, that can integrate user sessions (login/log-out) with WordPress. Nothing more. Its important to keep that in mind because it’ll save alot of thinking from a wordpress point of view.
That said, theming bbPress is quite simple as long as you know 1 thing: bbPress won’t run WordPress commands/functions/API calls.
Copy your default bbPress theme (the rather lacking Kakumei), rename it both in folder and in the template information held in the style.css file contained within.
You now have your own bbPress theme. Congrats.
The next step is simply to copy/paste the HTML you want to replicate from your WordPress theme into your bbPress theme. If you’re not doing any special processing, I strongly suggest copy/pasting the loaded/outputed HTML from when you load your WordPress homepage in a browser.
If you want to copy/paste from your header.php file in your WordPress theme, remember and take out all of those pesky WordPress functions, and replace them with bbPress equivalent or hardcoded information.
If you’ve ever made your own WordPress theme, you’ll find bbPress follows a very similar path/structure.
Good LuckIn reply to: can admin execute php code in post?
I’m going to go no record an suggest thats the best bit of spam i’ve read in a while. Reading via RSS I thought, why is _ck_ repeating herself?In reply to: Doesn't Play Well with Others
I generally follow this guide:
Cool, ok, well let do a wee hunt in Opera.
I’ll have a look and get back to you if i find anything
So “doesn’t work checkbox ‘remember me'” is actually a bug in Opera?