06/13/15 07:36 PM 7.6.0 - Support for CDN's, Proxy Detect, and SFS by Gizmo
Tonight I began the task of adding support in for CDN's and Proxy Detection; basically we're presenting the value for the forwarded for variable for the IP address, versus just relying on the value of the referrer address (as proxies/cdn's relay their own IP, as their server is what is connecting).

Since some tinkering was needed to get Stop Forum Spam ported up to utilize the IP detection we've also added Stop Forum Spam to the login page, which will be parsed for SFS levels of 2+ (which is also what the registration system utilizes). The big change here is that when a "sleeper" registers an account and "lies in wait" to spam your site and plethora of others that they've registered, once they've triggered a ban from any of the others they'll be blacklisted from logging in.

At some point it'd probably be useful to have a trigger built to check logged in users against the db at random (well, probably at the load of the create new post/reply page), but improvements and cleanup are really our focus now for a *Summer Release* (hey, it's not a definitive date).

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04/25/15 05:57 PM Housekeeping by Gizmo
Users who have not visited in more than 5 years have had their signature and homepage fields cleared out today; the reasoning is that a large portion of the URLs being linked to in these where to sites that no longer exist, which in some cases where now adult related or resulted in ad pages at generic link farms.

Additionally, all offsite avatars have been cleared as well, as a large portion no longer existed. If you where using a remote avatar, which was cleared, please update your avatar.

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04/23/15 02:38 PM UBB.Developers Network on Facebook by Gizmo
I've been doing a lot of updates on Facebook lately, combining the two UBB.Dev pages there and making it look purdy (new logo graphic), when Isaac pointed out to me that he didn't even realize that we even HAD a Facebook page.

So, as an official announcement, I welcome you all to join the "UBB.Developers Network" on Facebook. I'm planning on making announcements on there as well as on here as they become relevant in the future. So, if you would like to keep up to date on the happenings with UBB.Dev or UBB.threads then you're more than welcome to subscribe and turn post notifications on smile.

You may also be interested in the Facebook pages for The UBB.Wiki project, and our parent organization VNC Web Services.

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04/20/15 11:03 AM Go Go UBB.Dev Mobile! by Gizmo
It should be no surprise at this point that id242 and I make a pretty good (and efficient) team; have you SEEN all of the work that's been going into the upcoming UBB.threads v7.6.0 release?!?..

There is one feature that I'd like to take a couple of minutes to talk about; if you've run UBB.Dev through Google's Mobile Friendly test this week you'll notice something pretty promising for the future (especially since Mobilegeddon is a thing); we're fully mobile.

As you can see, our design and forum styles are the same for mobile viewers and desktop viewers; this is how we're presenting mobile, little work required on your part! In the coming weeks, while we're working on documentation for The UBB.Wiki Project, we'll be showcasing some of the upcoming features that'll bring your forums a more modern feel and will make things easier on you and your members.

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04/13/15 01:17 AM UBB.threads 7.6.0 - Progress Report (04-13-2015) by id242
7.6.0 Progress Report: "Awesome! This page site is mobile-friendly."

Another progress report so soon? The last one was just three days ago! -- This one implements a feature many of you have been asking for; A mobile friendly forum.

This progress report will be real short and to the point. Lets dive in for a minute to see what some of those changes were.

The changelog:
[*] EDITSTYLE -Fixed the StyleEditor tool to finally display the edit boxes properly.

[*] CHANGEBASIC, EDITBASIC, SHOWPROFILE -Added some strings to accommodate the inclusion of Social Networking profiles within your Member Profile page.
[*] GENERIC -Updated the CAPTCHA image verification instructions to improve clarity.

[*] POSTLIST -Moved the pagination/multi-page indicators to the same line as the topic. Relocated its related formatting from the scripts and placed it within the template file.

[*] HEADER -Adjusted code needed for displaying forums on mobile devices. Consolidated a few lines.
[*] HEADER -Fixed the $breadcrumb and $welcome title bar display. The $welcome string no longer hogs a whole line to itself when the $breadcrumb is very long.
[*] MULTIPLE -Added the major code needed to be able to display UBB.threads on mobile devices. Several pages saw a sprinkling of the strings required to make it all work. This will be complete for all pages requiring it, for the release of 7.6.0.
[*] SHOWFLAT -To give more room to the content of a post, POST_SIDE when viewed from a mobile device displays as a simplified POST_TOP. The author information is moved from the side and placed on the top of their post.
[*] QUICKREPLY -This has been cleaned up and the Post Options and CAPTCHA elements have been reorganized to play well with mobile devices while also being brought up to a modern presentation.
[*] MULTIPLE -More code and CSS formatting optimizations.

This is the second build in a row where new features have been added, while the archive size has been reduced. Cheers!

NOTICE: At the time of this post, UBB.threads 7.6.0 is very much still work in progress. This current code will change several more times before being published to the Members area of http://ubbcentral.com. This *WORK IN PROGRESS* code is not available for download or purchase. This series of progress reports is being made public to share the development progress on UBB.threads. Items may be pulled from the final release or may be reworked to have a different presentation than what is depicted in this post. This is very much WORK IN PROGRESS and not by any means "final."

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