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Pilots N Paws looking for PhpBB support

Post by Steve Foley » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:54 pm

Pilots N Paws is looking for assistance with upgrading and modifying the PhpBB3 system. If anyone with knowledge of this package is willing to help out, please contact me, or reply to this post.

Thanks,

Steve

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Re: Pilots N Paws looking for PhpBB support

Post by Pit$bull » Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:31 pm

Your user at phpBB 'CarolC1' suggested I join you folks, I provide support on the phpBB website as support team member 'Pit$bull'.
If I can assist in any way just let me know.

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Re: Pilots N Paws looking for PhpBB support

Post by admin » Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:26 pm

Pit$bull wrote:Your user at phpBB 'CarolC1' suggested I join you folks, I provide support on the phpBB website as support team member 'Pit$bull'.
If I can assist in any way just let me know.
The answer is a resounding YES, we can certainly use your help. Steve has been our lifesaver regarding keeping this board going and Carol C has helped us tremendously with her knowledge and willingness to volunteer. I am sure both will be in touch with you. Love your username!

Thank you for your generous offer.......

Debi

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Re: Pilots N Paws looking for PhpBB support

Post by Steve Foley » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:21 am

Pit$bull wrote:Your user at phpBB 'CarolC1' suggested I join you folks, I provide support on the phpBB website as support team member 'Pit$bull'.
If I can assist in any way just let me know.
Thanks so much for the generous offer. We have plenty of work that needs doing.

Here's a short list of what we're looking for:
  • A 'completed' button: This will be a button available on topics in the 'animals needing transport' forum (f=5) when viewed by the owner of the thread or an administrator. Clicking on this button will move the thread to the 'completed' forum (f=?). This will help remove some of the clutter in the rides forum.
  • Notify pilots of new requests: This mod will notify all pilots within a certain range of the transport that a new request has been posted. We have the lat/lon of both ends of the transport request (zip code is required on the rides forum) as well as the lat/lon of the pilot (home airport is a custom user field). We've got a zipcode lat/lon database as well as an airport lat/lon database.
  • Upgrade phpbb to latest and greatest: The last set of upgrades I did took some doing. There was a server timeout during the merge function that the 1and1 server wouldn't tolerate. I ended up merging on a local machine and uploading the code. That was two versions ago. Also, the mods (hacks) I made for the zipcode functionality never merges properly.
  • Fix backups. The backup times out if all tables are selected. I have to limit the number of tables selected and do several backups, one for each group of tables. As you can imagine, the backups don't get done as often as they should.
There's plenty more too. This is all I can come up with off the top of my head on a Sunday morning.

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Re: Pilots N Paws looking for PhpBB support

Post by Pit$bull » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:06 am

Unfortunately I'm not a MOD writer, I suggest posting in the MOD requests forum http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=72 That's all these fellows do and they are very proficient, If it can be done, they can do it.

On the backups I suggest using phpmyadmin to make any database backups, it can be accessed via your hosting control panel. I never recommend using the phpBB backup utility.
Also be sure to keep complete file backups.

The auto update package has been greatly improved for the latest version, even if the zipcode 'hack' won't merge correctly it shouldn't be a large job to re-add and I feel the update will be worth the effort.

Bob

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Re: Pilots N Paws looking for PhpBB support

Post by Pit$bull » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:37 pm

Email will be fine :)
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One of my babies 'Trouble' who is an 11 year old Pitbull and 19 month osteosarcoma survivor.
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Re: Pilots N Paws looking for PhpBB support

Post by admin » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:26 pm

YEAH for Trouble, great pup and thank you for giving him a chance.......we will go off the board and chat with you Bob about changes, possibilities, etc...

THANK YOU!

Debi

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Re: Pilots N Paws looking for PhpBB support

Post by Pit$bull » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:43 pm

Test :idea: