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Features / Re: New revs
Arantor « on January 9th, 2013, 09:48 PM »
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Revision: 1835
Author: arantor
Date: 09 January 2013 20:45:49
! More soft ban goodness. Softbanned IP addresses now can be exempt from registration, and the occasional (intentional) blank screen won't go amiss either. (ManageBans.php, Security.php, ManageBans language file)
Modified : /trunk/Sources/ManageBans.php
Modified : /trunk/Sources/Security.php
Modified : /trunk/Themes/default/languages/ManageBans.english.php

@ I did warn you that Annoy User was back and coming to a Wedge near you :niark:
Other software / Re: Discussing Wedge on
Arantor « on November 28th, 2012, 06:05 AM »
So this is kicking off again and the licence is being examined. Yay.

Just for the record, the exclusion against vbgamer was put in place after he excluded me from using goods for which I had paid for and revoked my licence; he was apparently willing to give me a partial refund if I apologised to him for the things I'd said (though he wasn't being asked to apologise for the comments he made about me, calling me - and I quote - 'a fucking liar' except would never state what it was I'd lied about when pushed) - but since that would be yet another compromise, I wouldn't back down. I bet he didn't mention the fact that he told me I couldn't build anything based on his work - not even converters to other systems of any kind.

As for the exclusion against Akyhne, that was after a mammoth argument where he violated Aeva's licence. You can - if you wish - go through the latter half of the crap at

(Also, what Motoko fails to realise, yet again, that by pushing things into Chit Chat, more people see Wedge than would have otherwise. Talk about backfiring.)

Why is it every time I find the time and motivation to contribute to Wedge, something comes along and leaves a nasty sour taste in my mouth? It's been hard enough finding the time and motivation to work on it without having to deal with crap like this. As some people would remember, I'm not particularly happy writing this stuff any more, and I haven't been for months because all it's doing is making me greyer than before and leaving me feeling like I owe people. People deserve to have their faith rewarded and a lot of faith has been put in this project - and I don't want to let that down. But once I've fulfilled what I see as my obligations to this project, I'll disappear into the sunset and enjoy a less unpleasant, if quieter, life with it. I don't need this crap, but I also don't want to let people down like the way XenForo is going at the moment.
The Pub / Re: Hardening admin security
Arantor « on November 6th, 2012, 01:03 AM »
I *really* don't like that idea. Not just because I find Google increasingly creepy, but because I find the idea of turning admin control of a site over to a third party for 'authentication'.
Features: Security / Re: Bad Behavior
Arantor « on October 29th, 2012, 05:32 PM »
Heh, I can imagine.

But there are other neat tools that you can use, actually. We have the moderation filters system, which lets you moderate or even simply reject posts that contain certain words, and be selective about it.

To take your example, let us suppose that we have a drug called Unobtainium that is a doping agent. You can moderate any post that contains it, prevent any post that contains it, or you can limit it so that the post will be moderated or refused if the user has less than 10 posts, or is only in certain boards, or is posted by a non administrator. It's *very* flexible like that. ;)
Off-topic / Re: Wedge Appreciation Thread
Norodo « on September 21st, 2012, 12:12 AM »
But you're so scary Arantor.
Off-topic / Re: Wedge Appreciation Thread
Arantor « on September 21st, 2012, 12:19 AM »
Pfft. The only people who should be scared of me are people who want all the rewards without any of the work.

I also don't have any compunctions about telling people exactly what I think. I guess a lot of people are frightened of being told the truth in no uncertain terms.
Off-topic / Re: Slideshows
markham « on September 18th, 2012, 07:07 PM »
Quote from Nao on September 18th, 2012, 03:59 PM
- Is this a mod for SMF or a plugin for Wedge?
As it stands, it's a complete slideshow intended for use in a Portal Block. I wrote it specifically for one of my (SMF) sites and as I intend to migrate that site to Wedge and would want such a feature, I started a thread about it. Arantor appears interested in turning it into a Wedge Plug-in.
- Is this any good? (I suppose it is, otherwise there wouldn't be two pages... :P)
It's based on what I would consider one of the most configurable and feature-rich slideshow engines available for jQuery. I've increased its functionality and feature set using PHP.
- Why the huge filesize?
The archive contains all the PHP and Javascript code, CSS, some necessary images/masks and documentation.
- Is this topic a request to include this in Wedge?
Putting it bluntly, yes. Social and community sites often like to showcase their members' contributions on their front page, be they written or photographic, it helps to draw in the crowd. Since I run such a site and that site uses this slideshow, I have an interest in wishing to retain that ability.

The fixes I added into 1.3.5 turned-out to be unnecessary and I've removed them. It's only a minor change but it does affect both of the PHP modules, so I'm attaching v1.3.5a to this post.

[Fichier joint supprimé par l'administrateur]
The Pub / Re: Logo Madness
Nao « on September 12th, 2012, 07:36 AM »
No more votes?

Are you guys afraid I'll ban you for voting something else than me? :lol:
The Pub / Controversial idea: post moderation on by default
Arantor « on September 4th, 2012, 09:24 PM »
I wondered, would it be worth shipping with a moderation rule in by default where people with less than 5 posts (who aren't moderators) are automatically post moderated?

I suspect it would encourage people to understand how the system works by having a working example in there by default?

For those coming from SMF: I totally gutted the post moderation system to be rules-based. For example:
 * someone tries to make a new post
 * moderate the post if:
   1) they have less than 5 posts
   2) they are not an Administrator, Global Moderator or Board Moderator

There are other permutations, for example you can push it to moderation if there's x number of links posted, or the user is in other groups or has a given warning level or the post contains certain words. It doesn't really matter exactly what, at this stage, just wondering if it should ship with a default rule set up.
Off-topic / Re: Slideshows
Kindred « on August 28th, 2012, 11:26 PM »
hmmm....   I love the idea.  I had actually started working on something along the same lines but gave it up after a bit. It's nice to see someone has more of an attention span than I do. :)

a few comments:
1- there are directories called "_notes" buried in each sub directory...
2- if you extract the files from the archive directly on a server, all the files have CHMOD 600, which makes them unusable/inaccessible.

once I corrected the permissions problems, it works nicely... (with an Aeva gallery)

I'm not a good enough coder... but, when I originally tried to use it, I used an "include" for the portal block php file... and it didn't work. Once I pasted the code into the block, it worked though.