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Posted by: Guest
07-07-2020, 12:18 AM
Forum: The Truth is in Here
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Posted by: ld2 nli
07-06-2020, 06:45 AM
Forum: The Truth is in Here
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Unwise allowing guest users to post images, figuring out how and taking steps to prevent it is now on my To-Do list.


The question is, should I resize the video making it smaller or should I let it eat the width of the entire page as is? Might be wise to downsize it to better fit mobile devices. All in favor say aye.

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Posted by: Lordy x2
07-06-2020, 01:18 AM
Forum: The Truth is in Here
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Lousy thieving shysters, many moons ago probably more than a dozen, I was flirting with the ideal of screwing together my own MyBB site and I came up with a name I liked. At the time I wasn't committed to getting started, but I wanted to find out how much a domain name would set me back for future reference. I couldn't complain about the prices, but I made the mistake of plugging my name into their search form to see if the name was available, it was! Of course I was pretty much aware of that fact because when I typed it into my browser it would return an error trying to locate the address.

Fast forward many moons and I decide to go for it, but it seemed the domain name registrar liked my name also and at some point in time registered it for themselves, so could they could offer it at a premium. Why you lousy thieving shysters, I should have but I didn't complain, annoyed, I noticed they hadn't registered my name under ".net" so long story short...

End of 1st rant.

A little more history FYI, I put this site on a Digitalocean droplet which is a virtual server making me the full blown web master. Master? It took 3 days to get the site working when the tutorial I was following said it should take about an hour. The problems ended up being edits to varying server.conf files that were omitted by the tutorial. The tutorial sucked, so did the MyBB theme. So I download a responsive theme and started tweaking on it trying to get it to look somewhat like LOP.

At this point the theme displays correctly on desktops and laptops, however I'm going to have to do some more tweaking on various media breaks in the style sheet to get it to display right on mobile devises. No biggie, the biggie turns out is the fact that my server doesn't have access to email software. Now I got to figure out how to setup an email server on my droplet. In order to do that I need to back-up the work I have done so far, because I might end up blowing this place up trying to get an email server installed. In the meantime...

Welcome to my nightmare, if you've read this far maybe you wouldn't mind creating a post to say hi, or leave some constructive criticism on the site layout, or better yet bring us up to date on the latest conspiracy.

Til Then

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