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NightFlyer
05-20-2008, 10:59 PM
My forum I'm making by scratch. Please register to try out the new threads/replies or just look at the samples I put in there.
On the index page the black looks a bit weird so I will change that soon.

http://www.octi-might.info/forum/index.php

binaryWeapon
05-21-2008, 01:02 AM
Watch out because I'm going to be brutally honest:

Technical:

- Lots of php errors
- Doesn't validate

Design:
- Clumsy-looking design, terrible color scheme and graphics
- Haphazard layout

Looks like a good start, but it certainly has plenty of room for improvement.

NightFlyer
05-21-2008, 03:27 AM
Errors? What errors?

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-21-2008, 03:41 AM
Try logging in and you'll see it. Also clicking on the members link.

NightFlyer
05-21-2008, 03:45 AM
You just posted crap!

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-21-2008, 03:48 AM
Not sure what you mean. I wanted to see if your login form would break. Seeing as how the amount of help you needed just to make the forums I figured it was probably pretty insecure.

NightFlyer
05-21-2008, 03:49 AM
Because I'm Not Finished With It!!!

Never Do That Again!!!!

binaryWeapon
05-21-2008, 04:26 AM
Why did you ask people to review it if you didn't want them to test it and give you their feedback?

NightFlyer
05-21-2008, 07:07 AM
Because he posted crap!

oracleguy
05-21-2008, 07:41 AM
Because he posted crap!

What exactly did he do? It sounds like he tried to break your code and succeeded, which is to be expected when you ask people to review your forum software. I was going to look myself but it looks like you accidentally or intentionally have an error blocking the index page from working.

NancyJ
05-21-2008, 08:41 AM
am I the only one that wants to know that aero did?

o0O0o.o0O0o
05-21-2008, 08:56 AM
i think he tried registering twice with the same username

NightFlyer
05-21-2008, 07:14 PM
You wanna know? he posted nude links and stuff like that. And yes I intintonaly made an error on my forum unil I get it secure. Which It's now more secure.

oracleguy
05-21-2008, 08:34 PM
You wanna know? he posted nude links and stuff like that.

Well thats certainly crossing the line.


Your forum still doesn't load though.

bazz
05-21-2008, 09:08 PM
You wanna know? he posted nude links and stuff like that. And yes I intintonaly made an error on my forum unil I get it secure. Which It's now more secure.

very secure. we can't get to see even the index page.
How do you know Aero did what you allege? I would ahve thought that wild accusations are unlikely to inspire any help.


bazz

NightFlyer
05-21-2008, 09:09 PM
I new he did it because he posted the same time it happened and I have his IP.

bazz
05-21-2008, 09:12 PM
really.

well let's see this now secured forums site.

TheShaner
05-21-2008, 09:16 PM
You wanna know? he posted nude links and stuff like that. And yes I intintonaly made an error on my forum unil I get it secure. Which It's now more secure.
I have a hard time believing this because 1) he is well respected here as being one of the most helpful members this forums has, and 2) he said he tried to break your login, which has nothing to do with posting nude links.


I new he did it because he posted the same time it happened and I have his IP.
He posted here the same time that it happened? That means absolutely nothing. You have the IP of the person who posted the links, but how are you matching that IP up to Aero? Do you know which logins were his when he tested your login form in order to compare to the IP that posted the links?

My guess is that an immature individual may have found the link from this thread and posted those links near the same time that Aero was testing your security.

-Shane

NightFlyer
05-21-2008, 09:32 PM
You don't get what I'm talking about, do you.

TheShaner
05-21-2008, 09:53 PM
You don't get what I'm talking about, do you.
Maybe if your explanations were more detailed and statements better structured, I would "get what you're talking about". You have accused Aero of posting nude links on your forums, thus I am attempting to find out how you have tied him to these postings. Timing of the posts can easily be coincidental. As for the IP, I'm asking how you are matching the IP to him. This should be an easy enough answer.

You're accusing a well respected member of a very immature act. That is why I am highly suspect of your findings. It is certainly an act that should not be tolerated around here, so an accusation like you have made is not to be tossed around lightly.

-Shane

oracleguy
05-21-2008, 09:56 PM
Shane's point was that, while yes you might have the IP of the person who posted the content but how do you know it was Aero's IP? Just because he posted here around the same time doesn't mean anything.

It sounds more like you got hit by spam, I can't even count the number of spam posts I've deleted over the years on this forum that contained porn links.

If you don't want anyone reviewing your forum further, I'll close the thread. And I'd suggest removing the link from your original post.

NightFlyer
05-22-2008, 07:10 AM
http://www.octi-might.info/forum/index.php

It's ready for checkings. Ok sorry about eirlyer But I have it a bit more secure I think.

What you think?

o0O0o.o0O0o
05-22-2008, 08:44 AM
You wanna know? he posted nude links and stuff like that. And yes I intintonaly made an error on my forum unil I get it secure. Which It's now more secure
Dude , i don't believe this , Aero is type of person who even on nude forums will post only coding links ;)

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-22-2008, 09:10 AM
Actually all I did was try to login using this as the username.
NightFlyer' /*

I never registered for the forums so whatever spam you got wasn't from me. I'll go register on your forums now so you can get the idea out of your head that I actually spammed you. Then compare the IPs, they don't match do they? If I wanted to, I could probably do a lot worse but thats not the kind of person I am.

This is the error I get after logging in.

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home2/master/public_html/forum/includes/menu.php:6) in /home2/master/public_html/forum/login.php on line 14

BTW that alone opens up your site to some security issues because now we know your sites directory structure. Also you have no Logout link in your forums.

abduraooft
05-22-2008, 09:20 AM
Hey _Aero, to get that error, there is no need to give such a complex username. ;)

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-22-2008, 10:07 AM
Hey _Aero, to get that error, there is no need to give such a complex username. ;)

Yeah I noticed. Simply just hitting the submit button on the login page throws the error.

binaryWeapon
05-22-2008, 03:51 PM
All my earlier comments still apply, I'm just finding more problems now.

Technical:
- No email validation; I put my email down as 'asdfas' or something like that.
- The title of the page is still "Untitled Document"
- Tables for layout
- No search features

Design:
- The color contrast and color scheme on the calender page hurts my eyes. Not to mention the background color is different from all the other pages in the site

NightFlyer
05-22-2008, 06:35 PM
Oh the background is different? GO SEE THE DOCTOR!! The background does not change.

And At Aero, You cannot have any symbols in your username!!

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-22-2008, 08:00 PM
Oh the background is different? GO SEE THE DOCTOR!! The background does not change.

And At Aero, You cannot have any symbols in your username!!
You mean I can't have _ (underscores) or do you mean I can't use NightFlyer' /* as my username? I don't think you understand what I was trying to do. At first I was trying to see if your site was open to mysql injection. I suggest you actually look into it and see what that means or your site has a high risk of being hacked.

oracleguy
05-22-2008, 08:18 PM
Oh the background is different? GO SEE THE DOCTOR!! The background does not change.

And At Aero, You cannot have any symbols in your username!!

Yeah the background on the calendar page is white not black like the rest of the site.

If you are just going to attack people for giving constructive criticism and for testing your site after you asked them to, I fail to see why we should help you. Do it again and your thread will be over and will result in an infraction. And with 15 points held against you, another one will result in a ban.

Apologizing to Aero would be a good idea as well.

NightFlyer
05-22-2008, 08:30 PM
Fine...

Sorry Aero..

ALl I want is some opinions and that's it. I see all people on this forum is saying bad things, On another forum they are saying good things and on a differnt forum, well look: http://www.magichat.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=16010


See how mean they are? This is my first forum and I don't think I should finish it if everyone giving it a negative forum :(

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-22-2008, 08:34 PM
We can't see that board unless we login. You asked for a review and thats what you got. You have errors in your PHP and your layout isn't that great. Perhaps look into getting a template?

None of your php does any error checking. Perhaps you should post again when your forum is actually done.

NightFlyer
05-22-2008, 08:41 PM
Good Idea. I put a board message on it. Ok back to my localhost. Moderators, Delete this thread if you can, Thanks :)

binaryWeapon
05-23-2008, 01:13 AM
Fine...

Sorry Aero..

ALl I want is some opinions and that's it. I see all people on this forum is saying bad things, On another forum they are saying good things and on a differnt forum, well look: http://www.magichat.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=16010


See how mean they are? This is my first forum and I don't think I should finish it if everyone giving it a negative forum :(

We can't see that forum, unless we are members of it. BTW, good luck. I too am currently in the process of creating a forum from scratch.

NightFlyer
05-23-2008, 04:28 AM
Cool! Show me what your forum looks like if you can ;)

binaryWeapon
05-23-2008, 04:30 AM
Not quite done yet, but soon.

NightFlyer
05-23-2008, 05:01 AM
Cool, I'll be waiting :D

NightFlyer
05-23-2008, 07:44 AM
Is the theme better?
http://www.uploadimage.org/viewer.php?file=cdy5ni2hsxxh8jskgwze.png

_Aerospace_Eng_
05-23-2008, 09:13 AM
No. I still think you should get a template. TBH your theme looks like you just started coding HTML and CSS. Its plain and amateurish.

jhaycutexp
05-23-2008, 09:58 AM
duh.. that's the purpose of review.. don't take assessments of others bad for you.. take it as constructive criticism...

and why would you post you're work if it's not yet done?

seems that you're not very familiar with the process of SAD..

NightFlyer
05-23-2008, 05:58 PM
Seems like you're not very familiar with the process of dumb..
@Aero, Ok I'll keep messing around.

binaryWeapon
05-24-2008, 12:51 AM
Seems like you're not very familiar with the process of dumb..
@Aero, Ok I'll keep messing around.

Actually, I believe he was referring to Systems Analysis and Design (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_Analysis_and_Design). Or maybe he meant Schizoaffective disorder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizoaffective_disorder)... :p

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAD)

woop
05-24-2008, 06:32 AM
OK. I hope this won't bring you down. I know that, as you are trying to make a forum from scratch, you must be pretty ambitious, but if I didn't know better, I'd think we were back in '97.



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