TonyVitabile (@tonyvitabile)

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  • Hard Seat Sleeper:

    I went to the bbPress admin panel & there’s 1 admin, a friend of mine that helped me set up the site & I made him an admin a year ago. The admin ID & my ID are the only Key Masters. There’s one moderator, again someone I set up as a moderator. Everyone else is a member or inactive.

    I checked off the “Bozos only” button & filtered & there are 607 bozos. Is there an easy way to block all of the bozos or do I have to block them one by one? Or should I not bother?

    And there were 37 posts in the posts table that were spam, for things like insurance & imaging jobs in Miami. I deleted those posts from the database control panel.

    Question: Is the “bozo” attribute set by Akismet? And does Akismet add entries to the “Recently moderated” list on the dashboard?

    I’ve changed the admin password & my password. I’m having my friend change his password. Hopefully, that will stop anyone from gaining access to admin rights.

    My site has almost 1200 users & 607 of them are bozos. That’s depressing.

    Tony

    Hard Seat Sleeper:

    I went to the bbPress admin panel & there’s 1 admin, a friend of mine that helped me set up the site & I made him an admin a year ago. The admin ID & my ID are the only Key Masters. There’s one moderator, again someone I set up as a moderator. Everyone else is a member or inactive.

    I checked off the “Bozos only” button & filtered & there are 607 bozos. Is there an easy way to block all of the bozos or do I have to block them one by one? Or should I not bother?

    And there were 37 posts in the posts table that were spam, for things like insurance & imaging jobs in Miami. I deleted those posts from the database control panel.

    Question: Is the “bozo” attribute set by Akismet? And does Akismet add entries to the “Recently moderated” list on the dashboard?

    I’ve changed the admin password & my password. I’m having my friend change his password. Hopefully, that will stop anyone from gaining access to admin rights.

    My site has almost 1200 users & 607 of them are bozos. That’s depressing.

    Tony

    I’m having issues with spammers. There are tons of posts in the posts table in the database, but only the 4 I originally created are showing. And someone else, who seems to be a spammer, seems to have moderation rights in the forum.

    I also have WordPress multisite installed and that’s giving me troubles too, but I wonder if this is all related? I’m thinking of blowing away bbpress, truncating all of the bbpress tables and starting again.

    I’m going to be changing the admin passwords today. I want to query the user table for users with admin rights. How do I do that?

    I’m having issues with spammers. There are tons of posts in the posts table in the database, but only the 4 I originally created are showing. And someone else, who seems to be a spammer, seems to have moderation rights in the forum.

    I also have WordPress multisite installed and that’s giving me troubles too, but I wonder if this is all related? I’m thinking of blowing away bbpress, truncating all of the bbpress tables and starting again.

    I’m going to be changing the admin passwords today. I want to query the user table for users with admin rights. How do I do that?


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    FF 3.5.1. Running on a recent MacBook with OS X 10.5.7.

    I deleted all of the cookies in Firefox & cleared the cache. No difference in behavior.

    The hosted site is definitely working right. Could it be some kind of rights issue on the local files?

    Tony


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    Friendly bump.

    I know it’s summer & times are slow. I cannot use Firefox to view the local copy of my website when I am making changes. If I am using Firefox, I have to make my changes locally, upload them to the host, and then I can test the changes. This is a lot slower than doing everything locally — just from the increased number of steps.

    Thanks


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    Thanks, CK! I appreciate it!

    Never having moderated a forum, I’m not sure what good knowing a user’s IP address is, especially with DHCP. I guess it can help you determine if a user who was banned has tried to rejoin using a different name, but only if they use the same exact IP address.

    Unless I’m missing something . . .

    Thanks again

    Tony


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    Well, I’ve been able to get my theme to look & work the way I want it to. So all’s good.

    I just have to figure out how to get my drop-down menus to work.

    Thanks

    Tony


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    OK I did a little spelunking, and a lot of what I need is actually already in my theme, just not appearing where I want it. I guess I need to move it into a <div></div> that appears after the thread info & is some how set to appear on the right of the page.

    There are a few things that aren’t in the theme, though, like the RSS feed link. I think the favorites & thread tags form are there, though.

    Time to go searching on google. Though if anyone has any pointers on setting this up so it’s at the top right of my page, under my navigation menu, I would appreciate it.

    Tony


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    Thanks, Ipstenu! That works like a charm!


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    It’s gotten weirder.

    I noticed on the public, hosted site that removing the lines from wp-config that the bbpress integration plugin told me to add cleared the problem in Firefox. So I tried to do that on my local machine. Now I can’t log into WordPress or BBPress.

    I’m confused & have no idea what to do. I can’t do anything with the local website using Firefox, which means I have to do my CSS tweaking on the hosted site. It’s easier & quicker to do it locally & upload a modified CSS file (or other files) to the host when I’m done.

    Help! Anybody got any ideas they can share as to how to clear this issue?

    Tony

    Tony


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    I’ve been busy this weekend with church related activities & I didn’t get back to this post until now. I’ve also found the answer to my own question about getting the current page’s URI.

    I still have a problem to lick in that my WordPress theme came with a horizontal drop down navigation bar that works in WordPress. I included that code in the header.php & the styles from the original stylesheet for the theme, but nothing is dropping down on the bbPress side. The theme uses a JavaScript file to handle the drop-down logic that I’m including on the bbPress side, so I don’t get it. When I look at the WordPress output side by side to the output of my function, it’s identical. So it has to be something in the CSS. I think.

    Anyhow, I’m going to mark this resolved. Thanks folks

    Tony


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    I have written a function I call bb_list_pages() and I’ve added it & some support code to a functions.php file in my bbPress theme’s folder. This does NOT work using the WordPress wp_list_pages() logic. Rather, it attempts to output the same results as that function. There are things that wp_list_pages() does that this function can’t do, but it works for my site. If folks are interested, I’ll post the functions.php file after I finish getting it debugged.

    I just have one question. How can I determine what the current page’s URI is? I need this to highlight the page on the menu.

    Thanks

    Tony


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    Thanks. I was able to get it to work a couple of minutes ago. If you call bb_active_theme_uri(), it echos the URI of the theme folder. This is what I needed.

    For some reason, I was getting an error that the function with _directory() instead of _uri() at the end didn’t exist in my PHP error log. I’ve got something that works so I’m gonna stick to it.

    Tony


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    Thanks. I’ve been reading a little about deep integration & I’m not sure I want the overhead. This is a new site with only about 45 pages or so of static content, to date, and the amount of content will grow over time. Getting bbPress to load WordPress, too, sounds like it will slow everything down, especially as content grows.

    As the pages are all contained in the database, and bbPress is already storing its data in the same database as WordPress, I was just looking for a function that would work like wp_list_pages() only using bbPress variables.

    I guess I’m going to have to go spelunking through the WordPress & bbPress code.

    Tony


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    OK, I resolved this. I don’t understand why this worked like this, but here’s what I did.

    I did a search on Google for “bbpress admin panel”. The very first results link I got back was to this article in the Troubleshooting forum. Turns out all I had to do was log out then log back in. Now everything works fine.

    Thanks anyway.

    Tony


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    OK, with the folder permissions returned to 755, the original behavior is back. I just get returned to the home page for the forum software.

    What is wrong with my installation??


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    Update.

    I just changed the permissions on the bb-admin folder to 777 (chmod 777) and to all of the files in it to 666. I also set the permissions on the bb-admin/includes/ folder to 777 & all of the files in that to 666. Now I get a 500 error from the server, but there’s nothing in the cgi error log.

    I’m going to change the settings on the folders back to their original settings & see what happens.

    Tony

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