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#1 2012-05-06 20:28:55

Franz
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FluxBB 1.5.0 released

I am more than happy to announce the immediate availability of FluxBB v1.5.0!

Our focus for this release lay on new anti-spam features, which allow you to disallow posting links on a per-group basis. This, in combination with the possibility to automatically promote users to another group once they reach a certain number of posts, is quite a simple way to demotivate spammers.

As this new functionality basically covers this old feature, we decided to remove the ranks feature.

Here are the 5 enhancements that were made:

The following bugs were fixed:

As usual, downloads can be found on the download page.
Changed files and patches from 1.5-beta can be obtained on the upgrade page.

Updating to FluxBB 1.5.0, as usual, will still work if you use any prior version of FluxBB and even from PunBB 1.2/1.3.
As always, please remember to do a backup of both your files and database!

We received several pull requests on GitHub for this release. Thanks to the contributors arw and Insert Name Here. Also, thanks for the patches, Swyter.

For the sake of completeness: we kind of jumped over the release of v1.4.9. It includes all bugfixes of this release, but does not contain any of the anti-spam features. (Ranks are also still alive.)

As always, we'll be happy to answer your questions and help if you have any issues!


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#2 2012-05-06 20:47:45

Franz
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

How to properly use the new auto-promotion for groups

...and "restore" ranks

The best way to use the new feature is to create a new default group (maybe called "New members") that is not allowed to post links (see group permissions). Then, you can automatically promote the members of this group to your old default group (maybe "Members") once they have reached e.g. 5 or 10 posts.

While it is not particularly easy or pretty right now, it is possible to basically restore the ranks functionality. You can do so by copying your new default group (once you're content with it) as often as you'd like, and then changing their default user titles according to your ranks. As a last step, you need to set up the auto-promotion.


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#3 2012-05-06 22:11:38

Pierre
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

So 1.4 and 1.5 will be developed in parallel? The problem I see here is that the lang files are not completely compatible. Might be better to use a few new lang keys for 1.5 here. (there are not a lot of conflicts here)

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#4 2012-05-06 23:58:58

Franz
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

No, 1.5.0 is like 1.4.10. If there are no security issues, 1.4 won't see another release.


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#5 2012-05-07 00:00:58

Pierre
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Thanks. In that case there is no real problem; thanks for the release then. :-)

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#6 2012-05-07 01:48:19

johnzhang
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Really Good New ,So I Can Open My Forums ,Usually I close the register,because too many spam ,always look for word the anti-spam

Thanks For The Team

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#7 2012-05-07 05:47:35

Studio384
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Nice job

*Working on Dutch translation pack*

Ready: Dutch v1.5.0
And an update for the 1.4 branch: Dutch v1.4.x <- works whit version 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.4.5, 1.4.6, 1.4.7, 1.4.8 and 1.4.9

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#8 2012-05-07 09:54:10

RedRocker227
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

So this is the final version, not a beta or anything?

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#9 2012-05-07 12:11:14

Franz
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

This is a final, yes.


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#10 2012-05-07 14:23:54

Studio384
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

It seems the English wikipedia about FluxBB can learn a lot of the Dutch one!


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#11 2012-05-07 22:23:57

jacob
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Slight issue on the admin options page...
Instead of the options appearing like Yes [box] No [box], they appear like Yes No [box] [box]
See my screenshot at http://www.diigo.com/item/image/2o2o3/28y5?size=o.


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#12 2012-05-07 23:27:51

Franz
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Try refreshing your browser cache, that should probably fix it. F5 or Ctrl+F5.


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#13 2012-05-07 23:39:40

jacob
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

That didn't work...

Is anyone else having this problem? If not, I'll try to fix it myself. I may have missed a file or something.


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#14 2012-05-08 09:34:49

arw
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

in oxygen, cobalt, lithium, mercury, radium, sulfur and technetium css files, there is :

.pun label.conl {
	float: left;
	overflow: visible;
	margin-right: 10px
	}

so it should either be replaced with :

.pun label.conl {
	display: inline-block;
	padding-right: 12px;
}

like in fire, earth and  air, or admin_index should be changed to have label wrapping control element too ( and probably adding class clearb on the element after ).

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#15 2012-05-08 21:46:47

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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

The CSS worked. Thanks!


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#16 2012-05-08 22:28:06

Franz
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Interesting, please file a bug!


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#17 2012-05-09 03:03:22

NaMiSwAn
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

i have a question? if i upgrade my forum to 1.5 all my modifications will be gone or back to original setting? like banner , color , image auto re-size, and many more.

and one more question the v.1.5 have a new style or themes?

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#18 2012-05-09 06:09:29

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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Is there a patch file to go from 1.4.9 to 1.5.0? I don't seem to find that anywhere. Thanks.

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#19 2012-05-09 06:48:16

Franz
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

terrence wrote:

Is there a patch file to go from 1.4.9 to 1.5.0? I don't seem to find that anywhere. Thanks.

http://fluxbb.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=6330


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#20 2012-05-09 13:28:12

clintonmass
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Franz wrote:

The best way to use the new feature is to create a new default group (maybe called "New members") that is not allowed to post links (see group permissions). Then, you can automatically promote the members of this group to your old default group (maybe "Members") once they have reached e.g. 5 or 10 posts.

While it is not particularly easy or pretty right now, it is possible to basically restore the ranks functionality. You can do so by copying your new default group (once you're content with it) as often as you'd like, and then changing their default user titles according to your ranks. As a last step, you need to set up the auto-promotion.

I am a little confused by what this means. I am currently on 1.4.2 (I know, it's old...), and have three levels of ranks set up:

Member (minimum posts: 0)
Contributor (minimum posts: 100)
Patron (minimum posts: 250)

Will these ranks be preserved when upgrading to 1.5.0?

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#21 2012-05-09 13:44:33

arw
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

up to 1.4.9 it will be preserved


for 1.5.0 there is not anymore rank system, so you would need to duplicate your normal members group to have 3 members group :

- members1 group ( with status "Member" ) in which you get promoted after 100 posts to members2 group
- members2 group ( with status "Contributor" ) in which you get promoted after 250 posts to members3 group
- members3 group ( with status "Patron" ) in which you don't get promoted

finally the result is the same ( and you could even give advantages depending on group which wasn't possible with rank system )

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#22 2012-05-09 14:00:57

clintonmass
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Thanks...

So, just to clarify, when upgrading to 1.5.0, all current user ranks will be thrown out and everyone will be lumped into the same group, unless I manually create new groups?

I'm OK with that. I'm mostly interested in the "new user" group feature of 1.5.0 that disallows links. I've just shut off registrations, because I've been getting nailed by spammers lately.

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#23 2012-05-09 14:02:39

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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Well, they are in the same group already, but their ranks (which determine the "title" that is displayed underneath their username) will be deleted.

You can then re-create those in the way arw described.


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#24 2012-05-09 14:06:19

clintonmass
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Franz wrote:

Well, they are in the same group already, but their ranks (which determine the "title" that is displayed underneath their username) will be deleted.

Yes, gotcha. I was using incorrect terminology there. Thanks. smile

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#25 2012-05-10 09:04:17

Otomatic
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Re: FluxBB 1.5.0 released

Hi,

We need a "hdiff" file for 1.4.8 -> 1.5.0.

Indeed, many FluxBB 1.4.8 users want to use directly FluxBB 1.5.0 version WITHOUT going through 1.4.9 and the existing "hdiff" is 1.4.9 -> 1.5.0.

Thanks


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