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m1ck3y
June 7, 2011, 12:27 PM
Hey all,

Just letting you all know that I will be patching the forum and installing a new theme sometime between today and tomorrow. In order to do this I'll have to temporarily disable the forum. This is just a notice letting you all know what's going on in case you see the 'forum is temporarily disabled' notice on the forum.

cheers,
m1ck3y

Kamari13
June 7, 2011, 3:52 PM
yay can't wait to see the new theme , sucks that the forum will be down.

m1ck3y
June 7, 2011, 4:12 PM
totally, it *should* only be down for like twenty minutes.. but I have a habit of screwing these things up so we'll see ;)

Skittles
June 7, 2011, 4:33 PM
Very interested to see what the new theme will be like. And looks like we're still getting a lot of bots signing up (they're fast!) -- will the security patch help with that at all?

m1ck3y
June 7, 2011, 5:07 PM
Very interested to see what the new theme will be like. And looks like we're still getting a lot of bots signing up (they're fast!) -- will the security patch help with that at all?

It might. Currently I have very little security preventing spammers from signing up (it seems to be a losing battle). However, I"m taking advantage of some very clever code that audits any new users first 5 posts and automatically removes any it deems to be spam. I've been manually going through so far and it seems to have caught all of the spam and no innocent posts have been removed. I figure I really don't mind spammers signing up as long as they aren't allowed to post spam. If the situation worsens there are alternative means of dealing with spam but for now it seems to be working fine.

Kamari13
June 8, 2011, 1:35 AM
Spam is ok on bread but that's the only way :P spammers need not apply >.<

SilverFrameAstray
June 8, 2011, 1:38 AM
I try to leave a welcoming message on every new member's page to try and encourage actual posting. So far I haven't seen any spam problems. Unless I'm blind.

m1ck3y
June 8, 2011, 10:36 PM
So, we've got the security patch working and the new theme is up. I'm going to customize the logo's tomorrow but let me know what you all think for now.

SilverFrameAstray
June 9, 2011, 12:17 AM
Holy cow this new theme is awesome.

Audio_Fiend
June 9, 2011, 5:12 AM
This new theme is so awesome the colors are NICE!

squeam
June 9, 2011, 6:13 AM
Yes, this is a pleasant place to be.

Red
June 9, 2011, 12:34 PM
I feel like this new theme was chosen in honor of me haha. Seriously though I really like it.

m1ck3y
June 9, 2011, 11:14 PM
I feel like this new theme was chosen in honor of me haha. Seriously though I really like it.

Haha yeah I thought you might get a kick out of that. Unfortunately for you, I'm probably going to change the GamerRed image for one that says Gundam Forums so enjoy it while it lasts! :P

Zeta
June 9, 2011, 11:51 PM
I'm liking the new theme. It has a balance of new and old that makes it appealing. Great job m1ck3y!

Red
June 10, 2011, 12:37 AM
Haha yeah I thought you might get a kick out of that. Unfortunately for you, I'm probably going to change the GamerRed image for one that says Gundam Forums so enjoy it while it lasts! :P

I shall savor every moment.

m1ck3y
June 10, 2011, 1:22 AM
Awesome, I'm glad you all are liking it. My only worry is that it seems to make the site slower than it used to be. I know the problem (lack of image sprites) but I REALLY don't want to go through and fix it. The point, if any of you are getting bad page load times let me know and I'll fix the issue, but I'll cry the whole time. You've been warned. :)

Asterisk
June 10, 2011, 6:44 AM
I like it. The overall speed hasn't bothered me, either.

squeam
June 10, 2011, 7:31 AM
I haven't been affected by a lack of speed. I think it's fine. Great job! Thank you.

Skittles
June 10, 2011, 8:10 AM
I'll be honest that I've noticed it, but it doesn't bother me. As long as it isn't draining too much bandwidth, it's fine as-is.

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hahaha, this is quite a serendipitous post!

Deathscythe!
November 8, 2012, 1:03 PM
hahaha, this is quite a serendipitous post!

o.O

What on earth have I just seen ?

dr1
November 8, 2012, 8:13 PM
what i miss on here

Squee
November 8, 2012, 9:53 PM
I quoted a spam bot posting in a thread about a new security patch. The irony is dripping from the post lmao