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Messages - Alan Fox

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Ideas on function, layout, content / New Domain
Site crash was caused by me trying to upgrade to newer version of Elkarte. To sort it I created a new site with the existing database. Now there are two! Please use  theskepticalforum.com and I'll mothball this one
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Ideas on function, layout, content / Re: Registrations
  I also wouldn't worry about latex for now.  I think I (and JohnnyB) have a work around for now.  Besides, JohnnyB will be in communicado till April or so.

Well, I've confirmed there is currently no addon to enable LaTeX. But there are on-line tools. Here's one  but it's a bit primitive. Another alternative is to think about enabling HTML as there are several on-line tools which work with it. BB code not so much.

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Ideas on function, layout, content / Re: Registrations
Hey Alan,

I understand.  I tried to run a forum, and I got so badly spammed, and after trying every counter measure short of hiring at professional anti-spam expert, I simply removed the registration link!!!!!  I thought I was having to delete 100 attempts a day as the hackers had some bot just trying to register ever hour, sometimes every 5 minutes. It was disgusting.

Now, JohnnyB is really busy until after April, but he may have some ideas how to shut down spammers.  I have contacts with a cybersecurity expert who owes me a lot of favors who may be able to help.

All this to say, just for you own sanity, we might have to try to figure a way to help you block the hackers while letting the good guys in.

FWIW, the auto-counter measures won't let Br56u7 log back in because it tracked his IP from his phone.  He will attempt to register from another computer.  Oh well...

In lieu of this, can we create an account for him?  If you PM me his temporary password, I can contact him.

Hey, thanks for all you're doing.  I also wouldn't worry about latex for now.  I think I (and JohnnyB) have a work around for now.  Besides, JohnnyB will be in communicado till April or so.



He's made it through now, I see!
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I don't know if there is a LaTeX addon for Elkarte. I'll have a look. ETA seems not yet.
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Ideas on function, layout, content / Re: Registrations
The user br56u7 is someone I invited to this forum.  I'm just mentioning it so as to help speed his registration.

Oh shoot, Sal! Looked like a spam registration so I deleted it before seeing your message. Would you recontact and convey my apologies. Perhaps suggest a user name that looks less like a Russian spammer. Sorry.
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Ideas on function, layout, content / Registrations
I'm granting everyone who registers "global moderator" status! As I've worked with Neil and I need the help, he got Admin status without asking.
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Ideas on function, layout, content / Re: Test
Hi Sal and Tom.

I'm a complete neophyte with Elkarte but there is the Elkarte community which may have some stock answers. I'm a bit busy with other things so please don't wait for my permission to try anything.
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Ideas on function, layout, content / Test
Example of topic!