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Randy Calvert

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  1. If I were to place a guess as to what happened... it sounds like the user's site cookie was corrupted. Uninstall/reinstall would have removed it for a new one to be placed.
  2. Feel free to request it in the feedback forum. The merge on additional reply feature was designed specifically for this so they would not have to block someone from contributing if they forgot something important. Personally while it may make sense for your community, I’m not sure it does for everyone. The merge approach is much more user friendly and does not stop someone who presses submit too quickly by accident. But that’s just my two cents. So suggest away. 🙂
  3. In general, I found with Adsense it's difficult if not impossible to show ads in areas that are not available to guests. Personally what I ended up doing was showing ads to guests and not to site members as a way to encourage signup, etc.
  4. Your other topic was replied to with the answer. You need to change your configuration settings to not go to the first unread response in the topic.
  5. You most likely had content that was old/deleted over the years. When that content is removed, the count is never reduced. My guess is when you were imported to cloud, it had to recount everything. I’m further guessing if you recount your backup it would get close to your current cloud number.
  6. If your approach to security is to employ “security by obscurity” you should not be using regular commercial off the shelf software. 😉
  7. No... not really. Those are default values... not necessarily YOUR values. For example, settings.json has existed for literally a decade. The schema data is not sensitive data either. If an attacker can run direct queries on your database, you've got much bigger problems than knowing failed_login_count cannot be null or a default value is no. And for furls, if you're not using them, you would see the complete URL anyway. There is no extra security by going to /login vs /index.php?app=core&module=system&controller=login If someone is REALLY that interested in knowing the default out of the box settings as an attacker, they could simply download the software source code itself (legally or illegally) to find them. But there is nothing there that exposes anything about your install vs a vanilla fresh/clean install.
  8. FYI… if it’s a privacy plugin, there is a reasonable chance it is doing stuff with sessions that could be causing the issue. I don’t know the plugin and I don’t know your install, but if it were me… I would personally start my troubleshooting with things that have the potential to play with sessions, session tracking, or activity state change.
  9. Field 'cache_sm' doesn't have a default value This sounds like the database MIGHT not have cloned or exported/imported properly.
  10. In the cases I've seen this happen, it's a search engine bot or another non-human/automated crawler that is trying to access it. Someone most likely posted an attachment within a forum post that is not accessible to guests. You could block the IP addresses of the sources hitting your site, but the system is doing what it should... it's not giving the actual content to people who should not have it. You can't stop someone from ATTEMPTING to access it. The software is already denying the attempt by what you see happening when a guest accesses it. If you want to block it further up, that's a choice for you to make.
  11. It happens... I start typing and then end up going off on a tangent.
  12. One thing to consider as well... maybe they're referring to "memory" as RAM and not as disk space usage. This may not be a storage issue, but them saying your site has too many concurrent users (guests and real).
  13. The more you compress the images, the greater the quality is sacrificed and the more CPU that it takes to generate the file itself. The default values provided by IPB give a good amount of compression while balancing resources used to generate it vs savings. With that said, feel free to change the sliders up/down as it makes sense for your community. If you're super focused on the ultimate smallest file and have tons of CPU power and don't care if the image quality drops a bit... jack that value up to the max. If your site is heavily dependent on ultra high quality images and you don't want IPS dropping the quality of anything uploaded, keep that value down very low or off entirely.
  14. One thing I've noted recently is that my Internet Service Provider is using both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. Yes, even though I have a static IPv4 address... I also have a IPv6 address as well. My guess is your ISP might be doing something similar as well.
  15. This is something they've been working on previously based on other live streams, etc. It's not as simple as simply tossing up a random Opensearch/Elasticsearch instance when you talk about the size and scale that iPS operates at. In addition, there are BIG costs associated with an enterprise class platform... so it has to be done in a way that is economical for IPS as well otherwise that hosting cost could have a decent size bump!
  16. I just confirmed with a default theme you can add both header and footer. Create a new default theme and confirm. If it appears on a default theme but not yours, it’s something to address with the theme author.
  17. FYI… IPS has only supported stock/default keyboards.
  18. Definitely sounds like a problem in your mysql database. It's possible the server's hard drive itself is full (not meaning your account itself, but the server's hard drive itself). Most hosting providers oversell/overprovision their servers. This means even though your quota might be 30GB and you're using only 4... but if the hard drive itself is full because everyone else is using space, you can absolutely encounter that situation.
  19. I believe you could do something like this in a Pages database.
  20. A sneak peak behind the scenes at @Daniel F's desk...
  21. As a hint... some hosts by default don't even log PHP errors. You may need to enable them. Check out: https://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/troubleshoot-php-errors/ Typically in the php.ini, you can enable logging for your site and also where it's logged. However it's not guaranteed that the host allows for custom php.ini files so it's not possible to definitively say that the above will work and why contacting the host may be required.
  22. Honestly to me it sounds like a cop out answer from the host. If they actually investigated it, they would know and be able to pretty easily be able to say what the biggest items in the request was. I would personally ask them for more detail and to identify what they are claiming is the culprit.
  23. Do you have any login methods defined other than the standard one you posted in that screenshot?
  24. Most browsers won’t display images called under http when the base page is https. Thats loading insecure content on a secure page and not allowed. (Mix mode is allowed for localhost delivery in most browsers except Safari.)
  25. ACP > System > Settings > Advanced Configuration Under the "Server Environment" tab is a section called "Security". After you make this change, you may need to clear your system cache and for any guests accessing the site, you may need to wait 15 minutes for any pages cached by the CiC CDN to clear. Make sure you fully trust this other site as this makes it possible for it to do some rather nasty things if that other site is compromised or anything similar.
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