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  1. As I noted yesterday in this thread, an unforeseen issue with my desktop has left me with limited access to the site (i.e. mobile only). A good friend was kind enough to loan me his tablet for the weekend so that I can get things situated here on WebFlake. As of now, @Saviour has been bumped to Interim Administrator and @Cookie Monster has been bumped to Interim Head Moderator. These roles are temporary and will remain until I'm able to replace my motherboard + processor and resume my duties here on WebFlake. Saviour will have virtually all of the same access as Phun and I, with a handful of obvious exceptions. Cookie's role is not tailored and he will have the same access as any other Head Moderator. Also, @Hidden Ninja and @Lady C have been promoted to Moderator -- this is not an interim promotion for these two. They've both earned it. That said, I will do my best to keep in touch with the rest of the community but rest assured I will reach out to Saviour and Cookie as often as I can on Discord. I'm fully confident that WebFlake is in good hands with this team. See you all soon!
  2. Two months ago today, WebFlake reached its four-year anniversary. Phun and I wanted to thank each and every member of this community for what an incredible journey it has been and continues to be. In our four years, we've accumulated 51,000+ posts, 3,000+ files from 400+ different authors, 600,000+ downloads, and have resolved over 3,500+ support topics. Unbelievable numbers. Thank you. Over the last few weeks, I've presented you all with a string of occasional updates (WebFlake Release Notes). Some frilly, some essential. These updates were implemented for a variety of reasons but chief among them, to better the user experience on WebFlake. In the same spirit of these updates, Phun and I are once again turning to the community for feedback and suggestions. We want to know what you would like to see implemented here on WebFlake. More content, right?! Agreed. However, what we have planned for WebFlake is so much bigger than simply uploading new files. The old adage that you shouldn't fix what isn't broken is silly. It's derived from the fallacy that a standpoint, situation or action is right, proper and correct simply because it has "always" been that way, because people have "always" thought that way, or because it continues to serve one particular group very well. I'd like to challenge that, because while what we've built here isn't broken, it can certainly be improved. We'd like to revisit a discussion we had two years ago, regarding the possibility of creating a front page for WebFlake. At the time, we were debating whether to use a CMS (i.e. WordPress) but I can tell you now, with no uncertainty, that we will be using the built-in IPS tools (Pages). What would the purpose of this front page be? Present major announcements on the main page Dynamic FAQ and Knowledgebase Features page that promotes our community and donation system Daily / Weekly blogs on tips, tricks, or other tutorials In-depth analysis of WebFlake, its team, and its history .. and an opportunity to modernize this site. This is just a collection of concepts from in-house brainstorming. Now, we'd like to know what you, the community, would like to see on WebFlake. What applications, plugins, platforms, etc could expand and brighten our horizon? How can we adjust our policies to be more user-friendly? What can we do to better your overall experience? Please keep it respectful and feel free to discuss among yourselves. Staff will actively participate in this discussion as well.
  3. Are you using node.js as a framework? Looks a bit too similar to NodeBB.
  4. Earlier today, I replaced a stock CPU cooler with an aftermarket cooler and when trying to boot my system, it simply sat there. It powered on, LEDs and fans alike, but the system would not POST (or boot to desktop). By process of elimination, I've singled out my motherboard and/or CPU as the culprit and unfortunately, I'm not in any position (financially) to replace either. To be honest, I'm not sure when I will be. I don't often post about my personal life but my wife and I are between jobs, have been since January, and the prospects are rather bleak at the moment. Any additional income I was generating by way of freelance web/game design is now unavailable to me without a functional system. That said, I cannot dutifully continue to operate WebFlake on any consistent basis and will be stepping aside for the foreseeable future. Given that Phun has moved to a strictly behind-the-scenes role, some changes will be coming to the team. By tomorrow evening, I hope to have an interim administrator named and their permissions sorted, with other promotions incoming as well. Whomever I announce as the interim administrator should be treated with the same regard and respect that you afford myself and Phun as they will be the only administrator available until I return. Keep WebFlake afloat for me while I'm gone. Much love!
  5. A password is your first and last line of defense in computer security. Typically people choose bad passwords because they are easy to remember. However, you wouldn't leave the door to your home unlocked because it is too much of a hassle to unlock it before you open the door, would you? A weak password is the same thing. Using words that appear in a dictionary, in any language, make cracking your password that much easier. Adding numbers to dictionary words doesn't increase the password's strength at all if it is based on a dictionary word. Even with character replacements like capital letters and non-alphanumeric symbols, you're not getting a stronger password. A true strong password should consist of 8 or more characters and be part of a "passphrase". A passphrase consists of a phrase that has special meaning to you, therefore making it easier to remember. For example: Mickey Mouse for President. It would be awesome! One simple approach to create a better password is to take the first letter of each word in your passphrase, giving you: mmfpiwba That looks seemingly random, and it's a fairly hard password to crack. But why not make it harder by using the punctuation from the sentence? mmfp.iwba! Now that is a much harder password to crack. Why stop there, though? Let's make it even stronger by capitalizing some letters and adding numbers. MM4P.Iwba! Now you have truly difficult password to crack; but is still fairly easy to remember. To make it even stronger, you can salt it with non-alphanumeric character replacements for greater difficulty. For example, replacing an "a" with a "@" leaving you with: [email protected]! NOTE: Some web hosts do not allow the following symbols to be used in the password (second symbol is a space): ? ^'":$&><~;` Typically, the following symbols are acceptable: [email protected]#%*)(_-=+|[]{}.,/ Do's and Do Not's of Password Security: Do: Combine letters, symbols, and numbers that are easy for you to remember and hard for someone else to guess. Create pronounceable passwords (even if they are not words) that are easier to remember, reducing the temptation to write down your password. Try using the initial letters of a phrase you love, especially if a number or special character is included. Take two familiar things, and then wrap them around a number or special character. Alternatively, change the spelling to include a special character. Do not: Use personal information such as derivatives of your user ID, names of family members, maiden names, cars, license plates, telephone numbers, pets, birthdays, social security numbers, addresses, or hobbies. Use any word in any language spelled forward or backward. Tie passwords to the month. For example, don't use "Mayday" in May. Create new passwords that are substantially similar to ones you've previously used. NOTE: No password is 100% secure. You still must take basic security precautions such as not sharing your password with others, changing it frequently and changing it immediately if you believe it may have been compromised.
  6. Apologies for the delay, it's been a busy last few weeks. Forum categories for IPS 4.2 are now available.
  7. We certainly intend to but we don't yet have an ETA for that. We'll post an announcement well in advance of when we anticipate upgrading.
  8. Version 4.2.2 [REPACK]


    IPS Community Suite 4.2 Released 19/07/2017 WebFlake Note: Please create a support topic if you need assistance. As always, we recommend that you backup your current installation (database included) before upgrading. Credit to @Cookie Monster for his continued hard work with recent releases.
  9. Version Beta 7


    Please note the following: This distribution is not nulled. Enter whatever you like for a license key. This is a beta release. Do not use this on a live site. We will not be providing support as it is a beta release. Site stuck on "Install in progress" page If, after upgrading to Invision Community 4.2.0 Beta 2, the site seems "stuck" on an "Install in progress" screen, then upload the attached file to /system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php Once uploading, the issue should be resolved. To update to 4.2, replace the file application / core / modules / setup / upgrade / license.php
  10. If you haven't been following our recent releases or keep tabs of mentions on Discord, we've just overhauled permissions on our Discord server. Going forward, when joining the WebFlake Discord server, you will automatically have read access to the #welcome channel but nothing more. In order to gain access to the rest of the server, you'll need to link your Discord account to your WebFlake account by going to your Account Settings and selecting Discord from the menu, or you can Click Here. There is absolutely no risk in linking your Discord account to WebFlake. By linking your account, you're not only helping us clean up our channels from potential spam but you'll gain access to our #support channel for quick (although limited) support and a plethora of fun features and perks on our Discord server (such as getting a unique role as a Donator). Once your account is linked, you'll be able to use your Discord name as an SSO (Single Sign-On). Linking your account will not display your Discord username on your site profile, you'll still need to do that yourself via Edit Profile. On a final note, if you have an existing WebFlake account, do not sign in with Discord before linking your Discord account to the site. Since we employ the use of Duplicate Members Logger, sometimes the system will trigger a false-positive as attempting to sign in with Discord will begin a new registration process. Once you link your Discord account to your WebFlake account, you can use SSO without issue.
  11. Due to how absolutely horrid their designs are, we are no longer accepting templates designed by "TPPThemes". Quality of work is well below acceptable standards for 2017 and we simply do not want their designs festering in our database.
  12. Unfortunately, this sort of thing falls under our "no vulnerabilities" clause in our community guidelines. I'll be removing answers to this post and archiving it.
  13. From our FAQ: 1. What is this "You have exceeded the maximum amount of downloads allotted to you by the administrator for the day" error? WebFlake currently enforces a daily download cap, limiting various groups to a varying number of downloads per day. Newbies, Members, and Advanced Members are capped at 4, 5, and 6, respectively. When donating at least $10 USD, you'll gain access to our Snow tier which unlocks a cap of 12 per day. For $25 USD or more, you'll gain access to our Frost tier and 20 downloads per day. Finally, for $50 USD or more, you'll gain access to our +Blizzard tier, unlocking 50 downloads per day. The only other usergroups not subject to this cap (aside from Staff) are Uploaders and Support Team.
  14. This may be what you're looking for: https://invisioncommunity.com/files/file/7911-points-economy/ I'm fairly certain that we have a copy of it as well but if not, feel free to make a request in our IPS 4.1 Requests board.
  15. Are you referring to the Downloads + Commerce apps? Yes, IPS4 offers these.
  16. It sounds like you're asking about embedding another site's data into a custom page on your forum. If that's not it, then you need to be more specific instead of asking vague or non-descriptive questions.
  17. As your topic appears to be a support topic for IP.Board, we have moved it to the appropriate forum.
  18. Since you're installing XenForo fresh, you'll want the first link as it's the complete installation package. The "upgrade" (your second link) contains just the necessary files to upgrade an existing installation.
  19. While it may not be intended as such, this is a borderline scam service. Removing the watermark is going to get the application flagged on the market and since releasing an application requires personally identifiable details, anyone who uses your service to release an application is going to find themselves in hot water, awfully quick. They'd be paying you and be out that money when caught. This is not okay. Topic is archived.
  20. As Cookie pointed out, you're looking for a 4.2 version of this plugin and 4.2 is not something we're officially supporting yet as it's still in beta. I know the author released what he believes to be a compatibility update but it was done prematurely as there's no telling what IPS will change between now and release. Because of that, we've chosen not to provide support in any way (including file requests) for IPS 4.2 while it's still in beta. A lot of those support topics would go unanswered and most of the files will only need to be updated with the next beta patch. We're not making exceptions per file or topic either. It's too much of a hassle, sorry.
  21. The request(s) in this topic have been filled and the file has been provided. This topic is now closed. If you have other requests, please open a new topic.
  22. We don't provide support for replicating WebFlake's design.
  23. That's tough. There are literally thousands of these sort of sites and unless you can create something that truly sets you apart from the rest, you're not going to have much luck. Think of it like a lemonade stand. You can create a custom sign, position your stand in the most convenient location, and offer bargain prices, but unless your lemonade recipe is unique, you're not going to get many customers. Anyone can make lemonade, it's a matter of how tasty or desirable it is.
  24. Please congratulate @Lady C and welcome her to the team! Lady C has been with us for quite some time and has always offered a smile and a friendly "hello" to everyone she interacts with; a persistent beacon of hope and friendliness. Much like WebFlake, Lady C has stood the test of time and continues to be one of our longest-tenured and faithful members. We're thrilled to give her an opportunity to continue moving WebFlake forward. Congratulations!