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by Daeron
Sat Apr 27, 2024 2:41 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Site stability fixed (I think)
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Site stability fixed (I think)

Greetings everyone, For the past weeks, both Ulthuan and Druchii sites have been suffering from downtime. I want to apologize for the inconvenience. The source of the problem was that AI bots were scraping our forums, to the point that they completely shut down the normal working of the sites. I've ...
by Daeron
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: ULTHUAN GETS A MAKEOVER
Replies: 21
Views: 3155

Re: ULTHUAN GETS A MAKEOVER

For hosting, I can green light that request. But I'll leave it to Ulthuan's admins to make a decision there. AFAIK there is no feature to limit the total size, only the number of attachments and size per attachments.
by Daeron
Thu Nov 09, 2023 3:16 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

Done
by Daeron
Thu Nov 09, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

I'll be handling another upgrade as soon as I see a moment with no traffic. I've done the procedure for Druchii.net and Asrai, and it seems all settings and styles can be retained. I expect a smooth upgrade for Ulthuan as well, and it should allow us to upgrade the server software. This should set u...
by Daeron
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

I'll see what I can do in the weekend.
by Daeron
Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

I can put the banner in place if you have it.
by Daeron
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

And attachment are enabled, with images being shown inline. As a test, I added a few on this post. The size limit per image is 2 and max 5 files per post. If these limits need to change, let me know. It is possible to add automatic compression on the images but i have not activated that. I could inc...
by Daeron
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

I have enables the quick reply feature
by Daeron
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

Re: Spam The most effective spambot measure at the moment is a Q&A method. I tried the recaptcha method for Druchii.net and have never seen so many bots come through :D Another option is to hook it up to a Google service, but I have no experience with that one. Re: Quick Reply Yes, it's a good f...
by Daeron
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

And done. The original style is no longer available, unfortunately. The new style is a remake for this version of the board, but it might work a little differently.
If you experience any issues, let me know.
by Daeron
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

The upgrade on Druchii.net was successful. We still need to improve the visuals, but technically everything seems to be in order.

I would like to plan the upgrade for ulthuan next. Does Tuesday sound good?
The forum will be down for a few hours during the upgrade.
by Daeron
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

I'll prepare a migration to phpBB 3.2. I've just done the experiment on Dnet, and I can get it to work. This is a solid short term solution that doesn't exclude any long(er) term options. For Discourse, my main concern is cost. Full disclosure: Right now, the hosting cost is 20$/mo to host 4 sites: ...
by Daeron
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Re: Upgrading the forum

If preferred I can upgrade to phpBB 3.2 instead of 3.3, which seems to be supported by the migration tool and should be sufficient to remove the support cost. That way we remove the cost (and urgency) and keep our options open in the future. Of course, if your mind is already made up on Discourse, t...
by Daeron
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Upgrading the forum
Replies: 34
Views: 25090

Upgrading the forum

Greetings everyone, I wish to announce that the upgrade of the forum is being scheduled by the end of july or august. The platform we're currently using is becoming so old we're being charged extra by the host to keep the legacy server running. The same forum software is used on Druchii.net. Druchii...
by Daeron
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Forum Resurrection Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 5422

Re: Forum Resurrection Advice

For those interested, the same post was made on Druchii.net, the other Elven forum that is hosted on the same server. I am examining if it's an option for Druchii.net. Our current host does not support Docker (a requirement for Discourse). If we are to move to Discourse, then a new host must be foun...
by Daeron
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus
Replies: 29
Views: 29162

Re: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus

The first test runs of my programs seem to work. I should be able to automatically scan the entire history of the forum and attempt to download the pictures from photobucket.... provided they still exist (which isn't always the case). The second step will be to reintegrate them in the post with a ne...
by Daeron
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus
Replies: 29
Views: 29162

Re: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus

Sorry for the slow update. I was on a vacation. I have a way to extract all the links to photobucket from our forum, but the list is pretty big. So I started writing a script that, given a photobucket image link, stores the image locally. If I can get that to work, then at least the images themselve...
by Daeron
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus
Replies: 29
Views: 29162

Re: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus

Scratch that. A new test showed I have at least 8000 posts with a linked image. Whether it is hotlinked is another matter though.
by Daeron
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus
Replies: 29
Views: 29162

Re: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus

These are all the posts I could find with a photobucket URL in them. If you know of ANY other URL and linked photobucket image, let me know. It means my scan was incomplete (which might be important to save the images). Don't fix the images just yet. I'll do a similar assessment over at Druchii and ...
by Daeron
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus
Replies: 29
Views: 29162

Re: Photobucket Third Party woes as described by Nicodemus

I'll try to look for a less labour intensive solution. Automatically turning photobucket images into attachments seems like a nice solution, if I can get the code to work, but I think it still requires you to repost every post that has them. I'll try something easier tomorrow.
by Daeron
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Fields of Fantasy
Topic: Is it any good
Replies: 16
Views: 14719

Re: Is it any good

My main beef was the pile in method of combat. In all the games I played, eventually it just became one huge fight somewhere on the battlefield where the majority of models would battle things out. Skirmished units did create a level of tactical feel for the battles, but frequently the tactics came...
by Daeron
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Fields of Fantasy
Topic: Is it any good
Replies: 16
Views: 14719

Re: Is it any good

I quite like it, and it still feels like a fantasy wargame. It's still very tactical. For one, it's easier to play with faints, retreats and counter-attacks. How you play the synergy between units is more important than in WFB in a way. But it is less technical. In WFB you could angle a unit to cont...
by Daeron
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Library
Replies: 5
Views: 10781

Re: Library

Hmm.. that does pose a challenge. I could set up a virtual server with an older version of PHP... Not sure how old I can go.
by Daeron
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Library
Replies: 5
Views: 10781

Re: Library

Were the files for the library supplied during the migration? I could try to get the online on Ulthuan.net.
by Daeron
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Warhammer Legacy
Topic: Static Res in 8th
Replies: 41
Views: 26381

Re: Static Res in 8th

By increasing static CR with unit size, Elven core might just lose out in the meta. At our point per model, cheaper units can do the "same" job more easily. The alternative is bringing such an excess in killing power, that you take down units outright. With our defensive capabilities, that...
by Daeron
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Merging a bit more with Druchii and Asrai?
Replies: 50
Views: 574113

Re: Merging a bit more with Druchii and Asrai?

Well.. there's that. And the technical challenge. The merger of the forums requires the merger of two databases, without creating conflicts. These kind of operations are not supported by default software, so it will require a lot of handiwork on my part. I do have professional experiences with datab...
by Daeron
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Merging a bit more with Druchii and Asrai?
Replies: 50
Views: 574113

Re: Merging a bit more with Druchii and Asrai?

It's currently delayed due to a lack of time on my part. But it will be done :)
by Daeron
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: General fantasy discussions / Tavern of Cothique
Topic: Look, new stuff. Wait, nevermind.
Replies: 5
Views: 5456

Re: Look, new stuff. Wait, nevermind.

They announced the box would return, on the facebook page.
by Daeron
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Server transfer
Replies: 23
Views: 30497

Re: Server transfer

A quick heads-up. In an attempt to cut costs, we'll be making a few modifications to our hosting plan. This should not affect the server in any way... In theory, at least.
by Daeron
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Announcements / Website topics
Topic: Server transfer
Replies: 23
Views: 30497

Re: Server transfer

End Times ... horrible ... Another question, if you don't mind. The way it looks from the point of view of an ordinary forum member is that people post on druchii as they used to, those on ulthuan the same so that there is no "one forum to rule them all". But are there any plans to revita...