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Jan 30, 2016 - 2:27 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1078262 · Replies: 7 · Views: 992
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Jan 29, 2016 - 8:56 PM) *
anyting else will be updated?


Not at the moment, right now I'm focusing on the server and stability. Anything in particular you'd like to see updated?

Jan 28, 2016 - 6:18 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1078213 · Replies: 7 · Views: 992
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Hey guys,
This weekend I'm upgrading the 6gc.net server (it really needs some linux security upgrades), so there will be some downtime this coming Saturday. Should be just a couple hours and will ensure that the site stays up and reliable. Cheers!

Mar 20, 2015 - 6:15 AM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1066734 · Replies: 9 · Views: 1,982
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I'm looking into this now. Will report back tomorrow or early next week.

Feb 24, 2015 - 11:54 AM Forum: Off Topic · Post Preview: #1065461 · Replies: 28 · Views: 42,394
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Jan 31, 2015 - 7:10 PM) *
soon 6gc.net will be part of the autoguide groop


False. I've actually been approached by a couple companies who buy up forums and load them up with ads, but I hate that experience and wouldn't wish to force that upon anyone else.

Sep 26, 2014 - 12:54 AM Forum: Buying/Selling · Post Preview: #1055773 · Replies: 1 · Views: 733
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My C52 in my new project (details coming soon) has 268,000 miles and grinds first to second, so I'm looking to buy another C52 (or C56) that's in good condition.

I'm located in Seattle and could pick up anywhere in the pacific northwest if someone has one available. Cheers!

Sep 26, 2014 - 12:43 AM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1055771 · Replies: 8 · Views: 1,377
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Hey guys,
Sorry about the downtime. Yesterday a very bad bug was found in some common code (bash shell) that runs on most Mac/Linux/Unix machines. The bug allows an attacker to get shell access to a server with ease, which is crazy dangerous. 6GC was vulnerable, so I had to turn off the web server until I could fix it, which I just did.

So we're back! smile.gif

For more information on the details of the bug (tentatively named shellshock), you can read this: http://www.troyhunt.com/2014/09/everything...know-about.html

Mar 10, 2014 - 9:29 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1040908 · Replies: 22 · Views: 6,817
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QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Feb 24, 2014 - 2:00 AM) *
im trying to buy this but it won't work thru the amazon link thingy he put on there

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Black-Color-Origi...l+Ink+Cartridge


I'm going to get some better-working links up soon, that should work better. Thanks so much everyone for all the help!


QUOTE (JPATTT @ Feb 24, 2014 - 11:11 PM) *
Cooler I don't know who you go through hosting. But I run most of my sites through hosting24.com which gives u unlimited bandwidth for under 10 dollars a month. I typically run around 150-200 users on my boards during the day and I dont have any problems. Just trying to help out


Considering I need a full VPS (I setup all my machines using chef and there's a significant amount of custom work), I go through Linode, which isn't too expensive. Thanks for the suggestion though! Beware, "unlimited bandwidth" is almost never a real thing. If your site truly uses a TON of bandwidth, you will likely get shut down or asked to move to a more expensive solution to cover their own bandwidth costs. 99.9% of hosting customers won't ever have a problem though.

QUOTE (rave2n @ Feb 26, 2014 - 12:54 PM) *
Did my inbox get bigger? Cause if so, that is excellent!


Yep! smile.gif

Mar 10, 2014 - 9:23 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1040907 · Replies: 95 · Views: 19,530
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Thanks for the input! I haven't had the time to investigate the map yet, but when I do I'll compare various lengths of time and see what seems to work well. I might even be able to make it user-configurable with minimal effort.

Mar 10, 2014 - 9:19 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1040905 · Replies: 11 · Views: 1,918
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My best guess would be that you've got some sort of malware that is adding ads or malicious content into websites automatically. Nothing has changed that would cause that warning as far as I can tell.

What browser, antivirus program, and operating system are you on? Does the behavior change if you try a different browser?

Feb 22, 2014 - 6:41 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1039657 · Replies: 95 · Views: 19,530
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QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Feb 21, 2014 - 12:15 PM) *
Can you reset the member map page so that active members can out there current location many members that are in there are Inactive


I might be able to make it only include members who have been active in the last X months. I know it's certainly possible, but it might be way too slow. What do you guys think would be a good threshold? 3 months?

Feb 19, 2014 - 10:26 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1039383 · Replies: 95 · Views: 19,530
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QUOTE (Ted95 @ Feb 19, 2014 - 6:04 AM) *
I do not know the technical reasons behind this, but why can't we just upload photos into our threads or posts with out going thru photo bucket? I don't post much about my 6gc on here because I always have issues uploading on photo bucket thru my mobile device because my laptop is crap.

Lol I guess what I'm saying is it would be nice to just upload photos straight from my mobile device rather then going thru a second cite first.

The embedded videos can be annoying but I don't care either way.


"That's all I have to say, about that." - Forest Gump.


I agree that this would be nice. It would cost slightly more in terms of storage/bandwidth on the server, and I'm not sure how much work it would be to implement. I'll look into it. smile.gif

Feb 17, 2014 - 5:06 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1039125 · Replies: 95 · Views: 19,530
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QUOTE (Exel @ Feb 17, 2014 - 1:52 PM) *
Pleaseeee fix my moderation, lol.

Pretty sure richie is getting tired of having to approve my posts. >.<

Edit: Well.. this post just showed up on its own, lol.


Yep, I just posted about this with the moderators. There was a bug so that the member promotion script wasn't running properly, but now it should be! smile.gif

Feb 17, 2014 - 4:26 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1039121 · Replies: 95 · Views: 19,530
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Ok, just made everyone's inboxes bigger! smile.gif

QUOTE (cardshark525 @ Jan 6, 2014 - 1:23 PM) *
Would it be horribly taxing on the site and search function to eliminate a 4 letter minimum? We all use abbreviations for a lot of basic parts from "ECU" and "EMS", to "OEM", "JDM", "LED", and "HID", to something as simple as a "code 54" that we are currently unable to search for.

I'm actually looking for different threads on different aftermarket computers for our cars to gather information on positives and negatives of each, and its really difficult to try to filter your results down without using either ECU or EMS lol.


Is this something viable that can be done? If you know how to search properly the generated results will be much closer to what you're looking for if it exists.


Not very viable, as it would be a massive undertaking to change the forum search at this point. It's not the best experience, but like others mentioned, Google with the site:6gc.net prefix will probably be your best bet. Google's pretty good at that whole search thing. wink.gif

QUOTE (VavAlephVav @ Jan 27, 2014 - 1:15 PM) *
One thing I've noticed is that on the main forum page, looking at the listing of all forums
It continues to reload, and reload, you have to reach up and hit Stop so that it will stay still.

Not a big deal but the sort of thing you might look at when you get the time


What browser and operating system are you on? Is that happening to anyone else?

Feb 17, 2014 - 4:19 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1039119 · Replies: 22 · Views: 6,817
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Thanks guys! Really appreciate it and it helps pay for the server! smile.gif

Jan 4, 2014 - 9:36 AM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1035282 · Replies: 95 · Views: 19,530
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QUOTE (playr158 @ Dec 4, 2013 - 8:17 PM) *
I know we're all busy with life and growing up ect..

So just want to say thanks for the continued investment in the site thumbsup.gif


You're welcome! It's good to be back around again!

QUOTE (cheela @ Dec 11, 2013 - 7:47 AM) *
Just wondering if anything can be done to the profile comments.
like a notification when you get a new one or a notification when someone replies to one of yours.

I looked at my profile after the longest time and missed a couple questions from some members.


I'll see what I can do here. This should be a pretty easy fix.

QUOTE (jbod @ Dec 15, 2013 - 12:39 AM) *
I need more space for the rides profile lol. It only allows 5 cars! what if your at 9 st205's?
thumbsup.gif


Didn't expect that, but I can fix this too. Also an easy fix I can get to tomorrow. smile.gif


QUOTE (Tigawoods @ Dec 16, 2013 - 7:39 AM) *
Christmas shopping through the amazon link!

Thanks!

QUOTE (The_enD @ Jan 3, 2014 - 11:23 AM) *
Can I has a bigger PM folder? tongue.gif

I can probably make this happen soon. There's no reason really why it has to be so low, text takes up very little space.

QUOTE (cheela @ Jan 3, 2014 - 7:34 PM) *
whoa! didn't even notice that. Definitely gonna start using that to buy stuff off Amazon.

Thanks!

Later today and tomorrow I'll be working on some stuff. Getting back into the swing of things again after a relaxing holiday vacation! biggrin.gif

Dec 5, 2013 - 2:21 AM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1033241 · Replies: 11 · Views: 1,809
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All done! Went much faster than expected. smile.gif

Dec 4, 2013 - 4:09 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1033196 · Replies: 32 · Views: 4,026
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Ok, I think I've got a solution in place now that should help. smile.gif

A member's first post/posts will be hidden from the public and need to be manually reviewed by the mods. If approved (valid member), then that member can post freely. If deleted (spam or other some other form of trouble), then management can simply ban them.

And I also removed about thirty registered but yet-to-post spam accounts, and patched some security issues in the third party forum software that I think allowed this to happen in the first place.

So, we'll see how things go in the next few weeks, but I'm pretty sure that things should be better on the spam front! smile.gif

Dec 4, 2013 - 1:32 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1033166 · Replies: 11 · Views: 1,809
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I need to bring the server down for an hour or less tonight, starting at 11pm Pacific Standard Time.

I'm making backups and building a better development environment for easier and more reliable work on the site in the coming weeks.

Dec 4, 2013 - 1:29 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1033165 · Replies: 95 · Views: 19,530
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QUOTE (Box @ Dec 2, 2013 - 3:38 PM) *
Glad to hear things are getting better for you. Hopefully you can drop in once in awhile, pick up a 6GC project *cough* or what have you.


Thanks! I actually have a new Toyota project/commuter, I'll post in O/T once I have some time to snap some pics. smile.gif

QUOTE (richee3 @ Dec 2, 2013 - 4:25 PM) *
Contributed.


Thank you! smile.gif

QUOTE (Box @ Dec 3, 2013 - 2:55 PM) *
Other boards allow members to delete their posts within a few minutes of it being posted. Just for such instances, or perhaps you just change your mind.


I'll look into this and see how difficult it would be.


QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Dec 3, 2013 - 5:06 PM) *
i just made a purchase using the amazon tool. GL.


Thanks!

QUOTE (Box @ Dec 3, 2013 - 5:23 PM) *
Ah well damn... Ad Blocker was keeping me from seeing the Amazon tool...


Ah yes, I forget about Adblock. I'll see if I can also get a more normal link up there that will work.

And FYI, the site will be down for hopefully less than an hour tonight, starting at 11pm Pacific Time. I'm making backups and preparing a better development environment so that I can more easily and reliably work on the site.

Dec 2, 2013 - 6:05 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #1032986 · Replies: 95 · Views: 19,530
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Nov 26, 2013 - 2:19 PM) *
I know other forums accept contributions to keep the site going and keep ads to a minimum and in exchange for a contribution, members get added storage space for pictures or other small things. I'd be up for contributing to keeping things going around here.


I'm working on this, and a start is here: http://www.6gc.net/about/contribute

Anything and everything is appreciated! I don't have any advantages setup for donations yet, but perhaps in the future. And since almost everyone shops on Amazon these days, if you shop by first using the links on that page, then Amazon pays me a little percentage and it helps out run the site, make necessary and long-overdue improvements, develop new stuff, etc. smile.gif

QUOTE (richee3 @ Nov 26, 2013 - 2:19 PM) *
This would probably be too much work but I would also like to see a subforum, maybe in Off Topic, for Other Vehicles. A place for project threads or just to showcase the other cars that we all have.

QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Nov 26, 2013 - 2:46 PM) *
X2 on the other cars thread in off topic
That's been in my head for awhile.


It's actually a very easy thing to do, the community as a whole just needs to come to some decisions on what exact forum merges/subforums/addtions/etc. are needed.

QUOTE (kurt95gt @ Nov 26, 2013 - 2:57 PM) *
Oh an some new mods!!
You an Manny try your best but can only do so much
Like maybe 3-4 new mods would be good too


Definitely working on it. This will be happening very soon.

QUOTE (Box @ Nov 26, 2013 - 3:23 PM) *
Really we just need bot control, changing it to where new members first few posts have to be approved would put an end to it.


This is my first priority, and I've been working on it for a couple days and will be working on it more today, hopefully finishing it up tomorrow.


QUOTE (BonzaiCelica @ Nov 26, 2013 - 5:32 PM) *
a way that new threads don't get created by newbs unless they've already searched the forum for the answer. the search button on top right hand of screen isn't the best. google does a better job at this...

we repeat our answers over and over again. i usually never reply anymore cause it just gets tiring.

a more advanced chat!! haha


This would be very time consuming, but improved search might be in the works later on. There's a lot that needs to be done before that though.


QUOTE (Batman722 @ Nov 26, 2013 - 8:26 PM) *
Richee3 should be a mod.

That's all I think.


maybe njccmd2002 also.

Time to pass the torch.


Definitely working on mods.


QUOTE (playr158 @ Nov 27, 2013 - 6:00 AM) *
Yes I very much agree that we need additional moderators.....we also need a moderator with higher access than the current ones have for when Christian goes MIA.


DIVIDE BUYING AND SELLING..... wanted and ForSale


Also working on getting admin access setup. The unfortunate thing is that the out-of-the box admin stuff on the forums doesn't work because of the way that the database and codebase and site integration has changed over the years. So it's a fair amount of work, but there will definitely be better controls at least on a few things soon.


QUOTE (The_enD @ Nov 27, 2013 - 7:25 AM) *
QUOTE (The_enD @ Jul 6, 2013 - 1:47 AM) *
There should be some indication that people are in the chat, you can hardly catch anyone.

ex:




I agree that that would nice, but it's a fair amount of work at this point, especially because the chat was built in a language I never quite understood (hence the unfortunate crashes and limited features frown.gif ) and still do not understand. But if I have time after the more important stuff is done, I'll see what I can do about adding this or perhaps changing the chat up entirely to something that works much better.

QUOTE (Batman722 @ Nov 27, 2013 - 2:36 PM) *
embedded videos.


What's everyone's thought on this? I actually can't stand embedded videos on most sites because they're slow, particularly on phones, but also on my computer. I still build everything on an old under-powered computer because: 1. Computers are expensive. and 2. If a site is fast for me, it's also typically fast on most phones and super fast on most new computers. And I love fast websites.

Furthermore, I ESPECIALLY hate embedded videos that auto-play on one of twenty tabs I have open, forcing me to frantically search every tab for the culprit.

QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Nov 27, 2013 - 5:23 PM) *
and sure, break the f/s section in 2...

oh and the signature too, make it bigger...


Perhaps, though bigger signatures I'm against for the same reasons I am with embedded videos. But if everyone but me wants it, then I can make it happen. I just don't want the site to slow down. Also, bigger signatures are tougher on the servers, and that can potentially make everything slow.


QUOTE (richee3 @ Nov 27, 2013 - 7:04 PM) *
I'd like to see a subforum in the Meet forum for regions- IE Northeast, South, Midwest, West coast, etc. but I know that's asking for a lot. On other forums the rules are pretty lax and members can discuss meets, shows, buying/selling locally, and other regional topics.


How's everyone feel about this? I've also found the lax rules (with more new moderators to keep things even better in check) can be nice for the local buying/selling, etc on various forums. Again, we'll have to come up with a good combination of forum/subforum changes that everyone likes.


QUOTE (H8TRAIN @ Nov 28, 2013 - 10:36 AM) *
I'm new to the site but I've searched it for a long time.

My suggestion would be to consolidate the forums to enhance traffic.

My Project <--- Just as it is. It has a nice amount of traffic and users like it.
Engine & Drivetrain <-- (Turbo/atmo, swaps, routine maintenance, transmission & axles all here)
Body & Chassis <-- (Exterior styling, interior, Suspension, bodyshell, stereos, etc)
For Sale & Wanted <--- As is.
General & Off-Topic <--- (A lounge-like forum. With no "today i..." masterthread.)

This merging of forums is what I would like to see. Allow me to illustrate how I think this could improve the forum. Consider please the currently seperate NA Engine and Forced Induction forums. The amount of activity is not enough between them to float two separate forums. Meanwhile, there's really nothing that a turbo user should know that an na user should not, and vice-versa. Syaoran has a thread in forced induction about engine balancing and it is very interesting. This thread is relevant to anyone with an engine, period. Even information about blow off valve problems can be enlightening to a non-turbo user. I would also suggest that there should be tolerance for neophytes to have "silly and pointless" arguments such as "Okay seriously guys, turbo vs na whats better?" Most healthy forums have a bit of this for a reason. In this case combining forums would make one forum with "More Bloodflow to it's Brain".


Again, what's everyone think. And how should we come to a consensus.

I have to say, it feels good to be finally beginning to work on my own projects like 6GC again. I've been neglecting everything, getting caught up with work and injuries and other issues, but it's all getting better! smile.gif Now that I've got a couple sites with good traffic and good community, a lot less stress, good health, and some spare time, I'm hoping to be able to continue working on them full-time. smile.gif

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Working on this right now. Sorry it's been so long! It's so hard to find time for everything!

Aug 18, 2012 - 3:34 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #983612 · Replies: 295 · Views: 25,532
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Sorry guys, I've just been slammed as usual; Life is just too crazy. kindasad.gif

I'll be working to eliminate spam problems in the next couple days. After that immediate problem is solved, we can discuss administrative control of the site, as I'm just getting to be far too busy these days.

Mar 14, 2011 - 4:51 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #906330 · Replies: 20 · Views: 6,260
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QUOTE (rave2n @ Mar 8, 2011 - 1:28 PM) *
Using IE8

The issue resides in your nav menu, it would appear on the new_design.css file some elements are being dropped in firefox but FF compensates making it visible, where in IE they are holding it up and simply showing the buttons in bullet style instead of the nav drop menu it appears to be w/o drops.

If you confirm your CSS in firefox, it should show you the specific errors, and using the development tools the file/lines in question. Atleast how i found =P


I'll investigate later this week. I'm out of town most of the week with no internet access, but I'll look when I return Friday.

QUOTE (NOVAKx17 @ Mar 12, 2011 - 9:21 PM) *
i still can't leave feedback for anyone and i've tried on multiple computers...


Is there a specific error or message you're getting? Or can you take screenshots of what's going wrong? It works for me, so I can't fix it until I've got more information.

Mar 14, 2011 - 4:50 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #906329 · Replies: 30 · Views: 7,105
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Ok, I finally got the logging working, so next time it dies (which happens very sporadically), the error should get logged so I can fix it. I'm also going to work on a lot of the requested features soon.

Mar 5, 2011 - 12:54 PM Forum: Website Discussion · Post Preview: #904760 · Replies: 20 · Views: 6,260
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QUOTE (rave2n @ Feb 28, 2011 - 12:01 PM) *
Just a FYI, some elements of the website are not backwards compatible with IE.


What version of IE are you using? And what parts of the website?

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