Heads up: Forum migration this weekend

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Heads up: Forum migration this weekend

Post by Peter » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:16 pm

Bit of a short notice, but it seems like we will be migrating to phpBB3 this weekend.
- The forum will go in maintenance mode during this transition.
- The new site should be up within an hour or two.
- We'll be missing this theme but we / I'll come up with something.

Reasons for switching: SMF is lagging really behind development.
Not trying to complain here as it's 100% free software. But, in order to reduce the spam we receive, and to make sure our site is protected - we must migrate.
Less spam, more security. Double yay.

Will we lose anything? No. Posts, users, everything will be migrated. I have done a test migration and everything worked the same way.

Thank you for your understanding.
- qBittorrent team - server and forum administrator.
- Hungarian translation reviewer/moderator (+ translator).

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Re: Heads up: Forum migration this weekend

Post by Peter » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:19 am

- Forum has been migrated.
- Email sending settings will be migrated in a moment.
- We'll deploy anti-spam countermeasures (I already tightened up security by tons) right after that.
- New theme hopefully today or tomorrow.

The old forum has been of course, archived. If any issues arise after this transition, we will simply move back.
If you encounter any problems, simply throw me an email and I'll sort you out ASAP. Email: [email protected] qbittorrent.org

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Re: Heads up: Forum migration this weekend

Post by Peter » Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:27 am

Alright. Email is set up.

Anti-spam comes now.

Meanwhile, if anyone knows a good theme, or whips one up, feel free to share. We don't need anything fancy, the last one ... I think I made it (changed it, original was not mine, I am no web wizard.) Thank you!

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Re: Heads up: Forum migration this weekend

Post by Peter » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:31 pm

Akismet and heavy anti-spam has been configured.
We'll change theme now. (I already forked the original theme.)

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Re: Heads up: Forum migration this weekend

Post by Peter » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:05 pm

Cleaned up 99% of the spam and spammer/inactive accounts in in the database.
Theme changes will come later today hopefully.

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Re: Heads up: Forum migration this weekend

Post by Peter » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:03 pm

Yea I will do the design today or tomorrow. I suck at CSS/design though, so don't expect much!

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Re: Heads up: Forum migration this weekend

Post by Fuga » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:48 am

Thanks for the work!

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