Site Maintenance

May 9th, 2018
We will be having site maintenance on May 10th, 2018 for much of the day; at any time this site may be completely unresponsive. The upcoming changes are related to PHP7/MySQLi compatibility, as well as some new features and a newer code base (our Content Management System is completely in house, and changes between sites are generally synced yearly). Our Facebook Page and emails will be unaffected by this maintenance window. May 10th, 2018 Update: It looks like, after a minor unplanned UI redesign, the maintenance is about done. I've changed the site to use a sub-block vs a second side bar, which allows more readability of content as its less cramped. I'll need to check the changes to individual systems (updating code can occasionally introduce some bugs), but things appear to be working as they should at this point.
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UBB.threads v7.6.1 Information

November 22nd, 2017
Isaac and I are working on finalizing UBB.threads v7.6.1, and should hopefully have the code out within the next couple of weeks. Quite a bit has been tackled in this update, you can take a look at the Official UBB.threads Announcements forum at UBBDev for a complete rundown, but I've cherry picked some items out of the progress reports: Support for Google's reCAPTCHA Ability for admin's to disable mobile capability Identified and fixed a bug with the UBB.threads built in CAPTCHA New Styles (Isaac really went out of the way to make some beautiful mobile friendly styles) Lots of Control Panel work, again Updates to system libraries (with the Smarty library update we may see an influx of modded forum bug reports, since it's a lot more strict about coding being in the templates) The My Stuff and PM Indicator have been moved to the top right of the page where the username displays Image uploads to Galleries and Attachments are now compressed to allow users to upload large files and not ki
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We have fixed several bugs on our site management system today, one of which being a bug which would not allow users to Submit a Client Testimonial in our Client Testimonials system, which identified a potential error with all system notifications. The identified issue in this would only occur when there was no staff member accepting notifications; a simple fix was to default that behavior to the site admin, versus just checking for members who have notifications turned on; this will be pushed out to our various network sites momentarily.
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Several substantial updates have been made to the site base code, but it'll take some time to sync all of the existing features to the existing code; as such, there will be some severe display issues during the weekend of October 10th, 2016. The most notable of the new updates bring a new mobile detection system, a full SSL based site, and several large site display changes (items are now far easier to read), among other new features. Update (10/09): This has been a long weekend of updates, but most everything should be completed and finalized at this point.
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I, like many of you, have had my fair share of email bounces; whereby your forum sends notices but you just get a not found error back from their former mail host. After years of dealing with these messages, we set out to find an option of dealing with these users, to stop bounce backs. UBB.threads can be set to disable sending mail to users, and with the help of some cleaver PHP coding we've devised a method of dealing with users Our UBB.threads Bounced EMail Processor script. This script will check your target email address (preferably over an IMAP connection, limited testing has been done over a POP3 connection) and will either generate a list, add users to a group, or just set their mail preferences to not allow communications. Best of all, we coded this script with the ability for you to set a crontask to automatically run on a schedule; so you could setup Cron to automatically process the mailer bounces whenever you'd like (we'd recommend weekly or monthly checks). We've pack
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UBB.threads Ad Targeting

April 3rd, 2016
We can provide coding and positioning services for your advertising needs; an example of how this would look can be seen on the A Gardeners Forum [Archive]. If you see a blank AD Island it's because no additional ads could be served by Google Adsense based on the keywords on the page.[/note] We positioned additional AD Island space (which can all use the same Custom Island code, or could be updated to utilize different Custom Islands for various additional targeting) on: - The Category Index displays the Custom Island Code after each category, for the first three categories. - The Thread List displays the Custom Island Code after the Category List and after the Forum List. - The Thread View page displays the Custom Island Code after the 1st, 3rd, and 5th post. These additional placement options allowed us to add an additional 7 Adsense blocks across the main pages of the forums (with a maximum of 3 per page, as that's the maximum our account is allowed). Additional placement could a
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Our Credit Card processor is back and we are once again able to process Credit Card transactions in person without your having to process online through PayPal. All transactions are still processed through PayPal, however. Our in-person payment methods are: Cash/Money Order/Cashiers Check Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express (through PayPal online or with a physical card) PayPal Our online payment methods are: Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express (through PayPal online) PayPal If we are to do an on-site job please specify if you'd like to pay with a physical card.
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New UBB.threads Peeks

August 25th, 2015
Gosh, it's been a while since I wrote an entirely new system for UBB.threads, heck it's been a busy year maintaining things that it's hard to compare any apples to oranges. As I lay here in bed swiping away at my tablet I think of many new additions to the forum software that I've been using all these years, and this year as part of a team of developers working to produce it as well. We had a long list of things that we wanted to tackle, one was the fact that we where far from standards compliant, and with a previous developer botching the transition to HTML5, and then allowing characters in urls that specifically weren't standards compliant, we had a lot of code cleanup. Then we started the push to redesign the administration panel. We then worked in support for proxies and cdn's to publish the actual user addresses, and for ipv6 users to have their addresses display and store properly. Stop Forum Spam saw some major work, as did our enhanced suhosin and max_vars checks. We worked
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New Design

September 14th, 2014
We've been working long and hard on our own custom CMS to house our family of sites' code and have just rolled it out here on our design and development hq. It's taken a great deal of time to get this coding where it is to the point of rolling it out on here, but I hope you all find something you're looking for :).
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Introduced in UBB.Threads 7.2, Gallery Forums allow you to designate forums to allow users to post images which appear in a "photo gallery like" display, where there is a central image, and several secondary images for discussion. Setting Up A gallery forum is just like any other forum, only it's designated as a photo gallery, it can be in a subforum, or even BE a subforum itself You can have "Sub-Galleries" if you like as well. To setup a Gallery Forum: 1. Go to the "Gallery Settings" page and customize the settings to your preferences. Even if you want to use defaults, you'll need to submit the page so that it logs the settings (even the defaults) to your config file. (to use ImageMagick you will have to set the paths to the ImageMagick binaries in the Paths and Settings page of the control panel to reflect the paths on your server; your webhost will generally provide you with this information) 2. go to your forum settings and add a new forum, fill out all of the information, but
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