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    Member account hacked

    We had a similar situation today. Bad guy got in and posted three fraudulent classifieds ads. Bad guy did not change the email or the password, but was connecting from a new proxy IP. The scammer also changed the stated member's location, and turned off all the notices. This has happened a...
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    Need Expert for MySQL issue and more

    We run a forum with around 3000 active registered users per day. We are looking for an expert to help diagnose/resolve a series of "MySQL has gone away" errors and SQL connection time-outs. In addition, we have some questions/concerns about security and large scale IP blocking. We would like...
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    XF 2.0 Stop user groups creating polls

    I have a suggestion. We have Gold and Silver upgraded member groups. In the past, with XF 1.5, we were able to limit poll-making ability to those groups, as I believe making a poll was in the full list of settable permissions. Please restore that. Is there anyway I can block POLL creation by...
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    Need Help after XF 2.2 Upgrade -- Speed, Responsiveness

    To thread readers. Andy's fix definitely solved our major slow-down problem. So user experience went from "terrible", "can't open anything" yesterday to now: "site is very fast -- thank you!". Fix again was to rebuild user cache. Honestly, the site was essentially dead for majority of users...
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    Need Help after XF 2.2 Upgrade -- Speed, Responsiveness

    Brogan, Thanks for reply. I disabled about half the add-ons, including Siropu and we didn't see many changes but I guess I will go further. The Forum was very, very fast under 1.5 and now it can take up to 12 seconds to load a thread, and sometimes it times out completely. Do you know of any...
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    Need Help after XF 2.2 Upgrade -- Speed, Responsiveness

    We just completed an upgrade to Xenforo 2.2. We need a brilliant expert to help us understand why the site is running so slow and how we get it back up to previous speed. I wish I could tell you more. Sometimes the site seems fast, then, minutes later it can take 30 seconds to launch. Issues...
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    Seek Developer for XF1 to XF2 Upgrade and Add-On Substitutions or fixes

    Folks, thanks for your replies. I will respond to the PMs. We have another issue which has arisen in the last few days... some of our Forum members can only get in via their cell phone internet connections. And they are getting "no connect" or "packet loss" when they ping test. Our current host...
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    Seek Developer for XF1 to XF2 Upgrade and Add-On Substitutions or fixes

    Ozzy47 -- Thanks for the referral to TickTackk. Did he do work for you?
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    Seek Developer for XF1 to XF2 Upgrade and Add-On Substitutions or fixes

    We have a medium-size Xenforo Forum (50K members). We need to update our XF 1 Forum to XF 2.x We are looking for a "full-service" developer/programmer who can handle the update and do other tasks. Need a true XF expert who knows this backwards and forwards. a. Migrate XF 1.0 to 2.0 b. Replace...
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    XF 1.5 Paypal not working

    Mike, Thank you so much for your reply. I followed the link you sent. This revealed five (5) Paypal IPN history messages showing IPN status "disabled" The first error message, dated 8/11/2017 17:04 PDT, appears to correspond to the first upgrade payment that did NOT generate the upgrade...
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    XF 1.5 Paypal not working

    We have been using the upgrade system successfully since June 3, 2017. However, as of 8.11.17 the upgrades are not activating. Paypal is getting the money, but the user status is not changing (i.e. they are NOT getting their account upgraded). Is anyone else having this problem? I note that...
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    XF 1.2 No more email notification....

    I have checked with my serverAdmin. We seem to have located a choke point in our email relay service. We will investigate that. It appears that the issue may not be Xenforo (at least that's our best bet currently). Thanks for your help Brogan.
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    XF 1.2 No more email notification....

    Brogan, 1. Using Default Setting for email as follows: DEFAULT + Set return path with -f parameter (my Admin panel doesn't identify this as PHP, but SMTP is definitely NOT selected). This has been unchanged since our launch at end of 2015. 2. If ACP is Admin Control Panel (forgive my...
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    XF 1.2 No more email notification....

    We are having a similar Issue. Our Forum was launched the first of the year. The email notification system has been working fine for the past 7 weeks. However, starting 4 days ago multiple members starting complaining that they are no longer receiving messages. We are running Xenforo 1.5.2. I...
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    XF 1.5 What Statistics are Available (Total Users/mo?)

    Chris, That does help. Admin > Tools > "Statistics" in Admin CP showed me daily, weekly, and monthly "active users" and that is a good start. How is an "active user" defined by Xenforo? Also, I can display "User Registrations" but this doesn't correspond with the gross numbers I'm seeing on...
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