After an extended delay due to technical reasons and other events, work finally got underway the other day to create a new version of AlltheInterweb Forums / AlltheInterweb Answers.
This will see the current forums built using the Asgaros forum plugin for wordpress that’s built into the blog get replaced with a phpBB based thing linked to the forums with a “bridge” plugin to connect the two.
The improvements should see improved functionality with spam controls that actually work, and a return of my old tactic of using the naughty words filter as an additional tool to keep forum spam under control.
I am also hoping the forum upgrade will result in a better layout for the assorted topic sections.
Yahoo is apparently canning their “Yahoo Answers” website soon (having previously also got shot of Yahoo Groups)…. visit AlltheInterweb Forums as an alternative
The NEW(ish) home of AlltheInterweb Answers + other community forums run by AlltheInterweb previously under a variety of other names.
Having being screwed for most of the year due to issues with switching to PHP 7 (like many parts of the stuff on the web hosting I use), since early morning on Monday 14th October 2019 repairs have been underway to once again try get AlltheInterweb Answers functional again.
AlltheInterweb Answers is an effort by this AlltheInterweb website you’re looking at to have a go at creating a Q&A website similar to Yahoo Answers or Quora, using a free to download PHP script and available add-ons.
Repairs include upgrading the script from version 1.7.4 to 1.8.3, which apparently likes newer versions of PHP better than the one that was in use. It appears to have done the trick for the worst of the problems, and I can access the admin bits of the site again.
Continuing repairs are on-going by the removal of a s**t-load of spam posts, mostly from the IP Address ranges:
The site will become active again when I’ve finished tweaking, and making sure everything works.
Some years ago I created a Q&A website called “AlltheInterweb Answers” after getting pissed-off by the Yahoo Answers website.
Having moved it to a different server for hosting after the original one was starting to piss me off, and lost the original domain and just integrated the site into the main AlltheInterweb one.
I’ve left it pretty much untouched for months (or maybe even years), so I’ve started having a poke around trying to revive it. The site pretty much still works, but online video from YouTube no longer seems to automatically embed for some reason.
So back in March I had a poke around with it to make it usable again…..