Archive for January, 2009

Why Team Members Don’t Give Private Support

Posted by iWisdom in Support on January 26th, 2009

Not giving private support has been a policy on since I joined over three years ago. There is, in fact, a rule against contacting team members for private support:

Support is offered only via these forums and #phpbb on Do not contact team members privately (via any method) to ask for support. Users found to be contacting team members asking for support will be warned.

While this may sound a little stern (it is by far the most warned offense here at, the reasoning for this is actually quite true.

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Fighting CSRF

Posted by Kellanved in Development, Modifications with the tags , , on January 14th, 2009

Cross-Site-Request-Forgery, short CSRF, is a type of vulnerabilities that gets more and more attention. The concept can be translated as “tricking the browser into automatically performing some action using the user’s privileges”. Let’s see what phpBB does about it.

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Advantages of session integration

Posted by battye in Modifications with the tags , , on January 9th, 2009

As the world moves towards Web 2.0, it is becoming increasingly important to have a dynamic website – something which most people are using the PHP language to achieve. Unlike the use of HTML by itself to create a website, HTML and PHP together allow a website to be much more flexible, such as connecting to a database.

If you are running a bulletin board based on phpBB3, then it is worthwhile considering the benefits of integrating your main website into phpBB3.

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