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Like button

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:59 pm
by dhkaiser
I can't find a like button for any post. If there is one please point me to it. If not, why not?

Re: Like button

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:26 pm
by rsfoto
dhkaiser wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:59 pm
I can't find a like button for any post. If there is one please point me to it. If not, why not?
Hi,

It has not been added. Also I guess this forum is not yet running on the latest phpBB version.

In order to get a Like button there must be uploaded an extension as as activated.

I guess the administrators, I do not know who they are, have no experience in upgrading phpBB and it is not that easy either.

Rainer

Re: Like button

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:37 pm
by Montana
I've no idea sorry, I didn't think this forum had the capability, I think I remember Stephen saying it was too expensive. Only Stephen can upgrade the version and he is on holiday at the moment.

Alexandra

Re: Like button

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:43 am
by solarchat
The Administrator is me and I have a lot of experience with PhPBB. :)

The forum contains over 130GB of images and text in the database. It takes several hours to upgrade to the latest version of PhPBB and then there are 17 security extensions that must also be upgraded /purchased to keep the mountain of Russian/Chinese hackers from publishing their penis pump ads and porn invites.
I try to wait to upgrade every other version or so in order not to flop the whole thing like AstroBin did...:)

We have an extensive Facebook presence in two groups and 1 page.

Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
Sunlit Earth!

They all have like buttons. We just don't have them here yet.

Re: Like button

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:06 pm
by rsfoto
solarchat wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:43 am
The Administrator is me and I have a lot of experience with PhPBB. :)

The forum contains over 130GB of images and text in the database. It takes several hours to upgrade to the latest version of PhPBB and then there are 17 security extensions that must also be upgraded /purchased to keep the mountain of Russian/Chinese hackers from publishing their penis pump ads and porn invites.
I try to wait to upgrade every other version or so in order not to flop the whole thing like AstroBin did...:)

We have an extensive Facebook presence in two groups and 1 page.

Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
Sunlit Earth!

They all have like buttons. We just don't have them here yet.
Hi Stephen,

No offense meant but after you retired more or less from this forum I thought somebody else took over ...

No personal NEAF 2020 meeting this year :cry: :cry: :cry: only virtual :lol:

Re: Like button

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:44 pm
by dhkaiser
Thanks for the explanation everyone!

Re: Like button

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:20 pm
by solarchat
The thanks button has been added at Rainer's request and others.

I have not retired from the forum. :). I just read and follow everyone quietly. Mark and Alexandra do a lot of the day to day stuff here but Im still alive.. :)